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Employees accuse Planned Parenthood of racism, file claims with employment commission

Aug 19, 2004

Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is the subject of multiple complaints of racism, filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity... Read more

Direct involvement by U.S. necessary for resolution of crisis in Darfur, says bishop

Aug 18, 2004

In a telephone press conference given yesterday, Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, chairman of the USCCB International Policy Committee, expressed... Read more

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Catholic leader regrets ‘low-brow tactics’ of newspaper aimed at discrediting him

Aug 18, 2004

The publisher of a leading Catholic magazine regrets the “low-brow tactics” of a left-wing newspaper, which is planning on publishing... Read more

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First Vietnamese parish in U.S. marks 25th anniversary

Aug 18, 2004

Bursting with life and activity, the first Vietnamese parish in the United States marked its 25th anniversary last weekend with... Read more

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California Episcopal parishes break from church over gay bishop

Aug 18, 2004

Two Episcopal parishes in southern California announced Aug. 17 that they have left the U.S. Episcopal Church, in reaction to... Read more

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Ignoring sex difference harms society, says scholar

Aug 17, 2004

Women, men and their children are not well served by a society that fails to acknowledge the inherent differences between... Read more

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Catholic music festival to rock Midwest

Aug 17, 2004

The American Midwest will host the United States’ largest Catholic music festival next month for the second year. St. Louis... Read more

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U.S. bishops up efforts for Sudan

Aug 16, 2004

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a call for prayers and a special collection... Read more

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National clergy leader urges voters to take pro-life convictions into voting booth

Aug 16, 2004

This year’s presidential elections are pivotal for the pro-life movement, says Fr. Frank Pavone. With that focus, the director of... Read more

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Pro-lifers win right to demonstrate in front of abortion clinic

Aug 16, 2004

It was a major win for pro-life demonstrators in the City of West Palm Beach, where a federal judge ruled... Read more

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Why Hispanic Catholics don’t give money…

Aug 15, 2004

A few months ago, Bishop Jose Gomez, Auxiliary of Denver, and one of the leading voices of Hispanic Catholicism in... Read more

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Catholic Charities collects funds to aid hurricane victims

Aug 15, 2004

In the wake of Hurricane Charley, which has left up to 15 dead and thousands homeless in Florida this past... Read more

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Judges allow teens bypass notification law, have abortion without telling parents

Aug 15, 2004

Pro-life supporters are upset that judges are granting girls permission to bypass a new parental-notification law and to avoid notifying... Read more

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California Supreme Court nullifies 4000 same-sex marriages

Aug 12, 2004

California’s Supreme court has invalidated nearly 4,000 marriage licenses issued to gay couples this year in San Francisco, unanimously ruling... Read more

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Catholic League calls on Kerry to ‘condemn’ Catholics for Kerry Web site

Aug 12, 2004

The Catholic League says Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry should “condemn” the Catholics for Kerry 04 Web site for having... Read more

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UN committee one step closer to drafting international abortion law

Aug 12, 2004

At a meeting held late last month at UN headquarters, women's rights advocates discussed plans to strengthen the "legal backbone"... Read more

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Bishop Gracida says presidential questionnaire is not useful

Aug 11, 2004

Bishop Rene Henry Gracida, the bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, published a statement Aug. 10 in... Read more

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Rock for Life calls for boycott of musicians touring to promote abortion on demand

Aug 11, 2004

A pro-life group is challenging a grassroots group that has launched a concert tour in an effort to defeat President... Read more

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Marriage battle will determine future of U.S., says pro-family lawyer

Aug 10, 2004

Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver says the battle for traditional marriage has become the fight that will determine the future... Read more

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New poll says practicing Catholics more likely to support Bush

Aug 10, 2004

While Catholics tend to show a slight preference for Senator John Kerry over President George W. Bush, a recent Gallup... Read more