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Pro-family group reflects one year after Massachusetts allows same-sex marriage

May 17, 2005

One year after a Massachusetts court allowed same-sex marriages, Concerned Women for America (CWA) says it has done nothing less... Read more

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Pro-abortion speaker cancels appearance amid concerns about protest

May 17, 2005

U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-New Hartford) withdrew as the commencement speaker at this Saturday's St. Elizabeth College of Nursing ceremony... Read more

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Catholic Charities tsunami relief hits $150 million

May 17, 2005

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced last week that Catholic Relief Services has received over $150 million in... Read more

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Majority opposes federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research

May 16, 2005

A majority of Americans, 52 percent, oppose federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research while 36 percent of Americans support it,... Read more

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Resignation of America editor should not surprise Catholics, expert says

May 16, 2005

All of the kafuffle surrounding the resignation of Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, as editor of America Magazine is unfounded, according... Read more

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National pro-life leader commends pro-life Democrats

May 16, 2005

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, commended Democrats for Life of America’s “95-10” Initiative, which aims to... Read more

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Delaware bishop urges rejection of bill that support embryonic stem-cell research

May 16, 2005

Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli of Wilmington says Delaware legislators should reject Senate Bill 80, which would allow embryonic stem-cell research.  Read more

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Poor Clare nuns coming to Arizona

May 16, 2005

Five Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration will establish a new monastery this month on a mountain peak in Black Canyon... Read more

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New book could have ‘profound implications’ for pro-life movement

May 16, 2005

A new book promises to address the important question posed by the pro-life movement’s support for restrictive or “incremental” abortion... Read more

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Reactions to Archbishop Levada's appointment highlight pastoral, theological skills

May 16, 2005

Catholics in San Francisco are thrilled that their archbishop has been named prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of... Read more

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PETA voices unexpected support for Pope Benedict

May 16, 2005

In the days following the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, the animal-rights activist group PETA (People... Read more

President Bush to speak at second national Catholic Prayer Breakfast

May 15, 2005

President George W. Bush will speak to the second Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast May 20 at the Hilton Washington. Read more

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Rainbow Sash group denied Communion at St. Paul Cathedral

May 15, 2005

The archbishop of St. Paul refused to have the Eucharist become a sign of protest. As a result, more than... Read more

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Archbishop O'Malley's father dies

May 15, 2005

Archbishop Sean O'Malley's father, Theodore O'Malley, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla.; he was 89. Read more

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Archbishop refuses to attend ceremony honoring pro-abortion politicians

May 12, 2005

Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans has refused to attend Loyola University’s commencement ceremony because the institution has chosen to... Read more

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Catholic family camp gears up for summer

May 12, 2005

Catholic Familyland is gearing up for its annual summer events. Read more

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Rainbow Sashers plan nationwide protest calling Pope Benedict ‘liar, homophobe’

May 12, 2005

Last week, Archbishop Harry Flynn of St. Paul-Minneapolis took a stand against what he saw as the Eucharist becoming a... Read more

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Sexism, racism, real roots of filibusters, says women’s group

May 12, 2005

The Washington-based group, Concerned Women for America (CWA), is calling some Democrat’s filibustering of President Bush’s judicial nominees a blatant... Read more

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EWTN youth program from Rome on video

May 12, 2005

A popular episode of EWTN’s youth program, Life on the Rock, taped in Rome, is now available on video. Read more

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New California organization to assist in work of post-abortion recovery

May 12, 2005

A new organization has dedicated itself to providing training for post-abortion counseling and creating an international network of abortion-recovery programs. Read more