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UN Adopts Pro-Life Declaration Against Human Cloning

Feb 20, 2005

After three years of apparent deadlock, the United Nations adopted a declaration Feb. 18 condemning human cloning, reported the Catholic... Read more

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Exhibit on Pope’s relationship with Jews set to open on Pope’s 85th birthday

Feb 20, 2005

A major new exhibit on Pope John Paul II and his relationship with the Jewish people is set to open... Read more

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Effective marriage conference returns to Omaha

Feb 20, 2005

Being and staying married in today’s culture is difficult. However, a marriage conference that has helped countless couples live successful,... Read more

UN may announce human cloning decision today

Feb 17, 2005

A United Nations committee meeting in special session this week could announce as early as today an agreement on human... Read more

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Former “Jane Roe” heading the charge to overturn abortion law

Feb 17, 2005

In the next few days, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to take a new case by Norma... Read more

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US women’s group applauds acquittal in hate crime case

Feb 17, 2005

Concerned Women for America (CWA) expressed relief yesterday when a judge dismissed all counts against four men in a state... Read more

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Performance of graphic feminist play upsets archbishop

Feb 17, 2005

Loyola University students staged the "The Vagina Monologues" this week, drawing public rebuke from Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans.  Read more

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New course on ‘theology and reproductive choice’ launched in Protestant seminaries

Feb 17, 2005

A new course on sexual ethics, contraception and other “reproductive issues” is now available to Protestant seminaries in the United... Read more

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First Archbishop of Galveston-Houston Archdiocese installed

Feb 17, 2005

Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza was installed Wednesday as the first Archbishop of the newly formed Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston before a... Read more

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Florida coalition campaigns to include marriage definition in Constitution

Feb 17, 2005

A coalition of conservative and Christian groups launched a petition Feb. 14 for an amendment to the Florida Constitution to... Read more

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Online petition supports pre-nuptial agreement for Catholic couples to abide by canon law

Feb 16, 2005

A woman, who has made it her mission to reform Catholic marriage and civil divorce, has launched an online petition,... Read more

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Catholic university students to lobby at U.N.

Feb 16, 2005

North American director of the World Youth Alliance (WYO), Cole Siemion made a visit to Ohio’s Franciscan University of Steubenville... Read more

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Teen Ministry launches new website

Feb 16, 2005

The international Catholic teen ministry, Life Teen recently announced the launch of a new website they hope will be able... Read more

Gomez becomes first Mexican-born U.S. Archbishop

Feb 15, 2005

Last night at the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas, Archbishop Jose Gomez was installed as the first Mexican-born... Read more

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US bishops urge congress to decide budget based on dignity of the person

Feb 15, 2005

The U.S. bishops have urged Congress to think of the needs of the poor here and abroad when they consider... Read more

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Seattle archdiocese removed from lawsuit

Feb 15, 2005

The Archdiocese of Seattle is no longer a defendant in a lawsuit filed by an Idaho man, who accused defrocked... Read more

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Montana Bishops speak out in favor of bill abolishing death penalty

Feb 15, 2005

Bishop George Thomas of the Diocese of Helena, speaking on behalf of both he and Bishop Anthony Milone of the... Read more

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USAID refuses to release report that shows abstinence works in HIV prevention

Feb 14, 2005

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has shelved a study that highlights the effectiveness of abstinence education in reducing... Read more

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Two Mass. legislators support same-sex marriage based on faith

Feb 14, 2005

Two Catholic legislators from Massachusetts sought to justify their support for same-sex marriage last week by citing their religious convictions. ... Read more

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Demonstrations planned to support public display of Ten Commandments

Feb 14, 2005

A coalition of Christian organizations are calling on citizens who support the public display of the Ten Commandments to come... Read more