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New York bishops defend marriage at Capitol

Mar 9, 2004

The Catholic Conference of New York defended marriage as the union of a man and a woman at the annual... Read more

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Fall River gears up for centennial celebrations

Mar 8, 2004

The Diocese of Fall River will mark its 100th anniversary with a mass of thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St.... Read more

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Documents reveal Roe v. Wade nearly overturned in 1992

Mar 8, 2004

Recently found documents reveal that Roe v. Wade was nearly overturned by the United States Supreme Court in 1992, reported... Read more

'Passion' still first at box office in its second weekend

Mar 7, 2004

“The Passion of The Christ” remained the top draw at the North American box office this past weekend, grossing about... Read more

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Newspaper’s ban of “pro-life” causes mix-up

Mar 7, 2004

The Los Angeles Times’ policy to ban the phrase “pro-life” created some confusion last month when music critic Mark Swed... Read more

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Boston to close churches, schools to deal with deficit

Mar 7, 2004

The Archdiocese of Boston may close as many as 75 of its 357 parishes in order to cope with a... Read more

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Forgiveness, strength in 'The Passion' essential to deal with crisis, says bishop

Mar 4, 2004

Forgiveness and strength, as demonstrated by Jesus and Mary in Mel Gibson’s film, “The Passion of the Christ”, are necessary... Read more

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Annan supports of abortion advocates, raises questions of objectivity: C-FAM

Mar 4, 2004

The UN Secretary General called an international coalition that advocates abortion on demand for women and girls a “shining example”,... Read more

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Judge rules against removal of anti-Catholic statue on university campus

Mar 4, 2004

A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that Washburn University did not violate the constitution by prominently displaying a sculpture... Read more

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Same-sex marriage still illegal despite local initiatives: Spitzer

Mar 3, 2004

In light of some 25 same-sex marriages performed by municipal officials, New York's attorney general affirmed yesterday that current state... Read more

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‘The Passion’ needed for young generation to ‘get it’

Mar 3, 2004

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” is what today’s generation of youth needs to understand Christ’s message, said the... Read more

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O'Malley draws flock of hundreds at church

Mar 3, 2004

Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley of Boston celebrated a mass of reconciliation at St. Mary’s church last weekend. The parish, which... Read more

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Catholic Charities says court fails to support religious freedom

Mar 2, 2004

 The California Catholic Conference is not backing down after the state’s highest court ruled March 1 that Catholic Charities, Inc.... Read more

Pro-life group: Bishops should oppose decision forcing Catholic Charities to provide contraception

Mar 1, 2004

The American Life League (ALL) issued on Monday an urgent statement calling on bishops to oppose yesterday’s California Supreme Court... Read more

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Cardinal of New York: “Go to see The Passion”

Mar 1, 2004

The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan, has urged parishioners to see Mel Gibson's blockbuster “The Passion of the... Read more

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Musical composer for ‘The Passion’ faced personal ‘battle with Satan’

Mar 1, 2004

Writing the musical score for “The Passion of the Christ” was the most difficult assignment of his life, said Hollywood... Read more

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Denver bishops release number of sexual-abuse cases, commit to zero tolerance

Feb 29, 2004

Two days before the release of the national survey on sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the U.S. Church,... Read more

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“Passion” a box-office smash, Gibson considering making another film about faith

Feb 29, 2004

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” has become a box-office smash in the United States, bringing in 117.5 million... Read more

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Alabama Episcopalians reject homosexual bishop

Feb 29, 2004

Six months after the ordination of their denomination’s first openly homosexual bishop, Alabama Episcopalians have voted for a resolution to... Read more

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Harvard to launch embryonic stem-cell research center

Feb 29, 2004

Harvard University will launch the largest privately funded embryonic stem-cell research project to date, reported the Boston Sunday Globe.  Read more