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U.S. Catholic receives 100th-birthday greetings from the Pope

Sep 26, 2004

A 100th birthday is a special event in itself. But it became even more special for Carmelinda Rossi when she... Read more

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First American bishop indicted for child sexual abuse this morning

Sep 26, 2004

Bishop Emeritus of Springfield, Msgr. Thomas Dupre, has been indicted on charges of child rape. The indictment was announced this... Read more

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DA announces Bishop Dupre will not be prosecuted because of statute of limitations

Sep 26, 2004

Hampden District Attorney William Bennett announced on Monday afternoon that he cannot prosecute Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Dupre on child... Read more

U.S. bishops may appoint nun as head of review board, sources say

Sep 26, 2004

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was planning Saturday to appoint a nun to the lay review board on sexual... Read more

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Amarillo bishop says no Communion to pro-abortion politicians

Sep 26, 2004

A Texas bishop has asked Catholics in his diocese to inform him if they know pro-abortion Catholic politicians so that... Read more

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Florida Supreme Court decides ‘Terri's Law’ is unconstitutional

Sep 23, 2004

Based on the unanimous ruling of the Florida Supreme Court yesterday, Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube should be removed, but it... Read more

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Planned Parenthood to launch major abortion campaign in Latin America

Sep 23, 2004

Financial documents, obtained by Friday Fax, reveal that the International Planned Parenthood Federation plans to launch an aggressive campaign to... Read more

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Pledge cases stripped from courts is good but not enough, says Catholic League

Sep 23, 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue supported the House of Representatives’ decision yesterday to prevent the federal courts from ruling on... Read more

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Gibson to receive producer award

Sep 23, 2004

Mel Gibson will receive the Hollywood Film Festival’s Producer of the Year Award later next month for his religious epic,... Read more

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Catholic university invites pro-abortion candidate to address student body

Sep 22, 2004

Benedictine University has invited pro-abortion Illinois Democratic senator Barack Obama to speak to its student body Oct. 5. Read more

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New group promises to defend churches

Sep 22, 2004

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has sent out letters to about 300,000 houses of worship, informing them of the... Read more

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Busiest highway in U.S. features ex-gay billboard

Sep 22, 2004

In an effort to seek tolerance and protect their rights, the ex-gay community has put up a billboard on one... Read more

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Tucson Catholics strong in faith despite diocese filing for bankruptcy

Sep 21, 2004

The Diocese of Tucson may have filed for bankruptcy protection, but its Catholics are hardly bankrupt of their faith. Tucson... Read more

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President Bush calls for “comprehensive ban on human cloning,” in address to United Nations

Sep 21, 2004

Yesterday morning, in a address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Presidente George W. Bush announced his... Read more

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Deal Hudson to leave post as publisher of Crisis Magazine

Sep 21, 2004

In his weekly e-letter, Deal Hudson, publisher of Crisis Magazine for more than 10 years, announced yesterday he is leaving... Read more

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Radio campaign to urge Catholics to ‘vote their faith’

Sep 21, 2004

Catholic Citizens of Illinois (CCI) will launch a radio ad campaign next month, designed to motivate Catholics to go to... Read more

Legacy of Kennedy, Cuomo tells politicians it is okay to compromise faith

Sep 20, 2004

Catholic political leaders have left a flawed legacy, which instructs politicians that it is okay to be personally opposed to... Read more

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Diocese of Tucson files for bankruptcy

Sep 20, 2004

The Diocese of Tucson filed for bankruptcy yesterday, becoming the second U.S. diocese to seek court protection in recent history.... Read more

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Newark archbishop gives guidelines to Catholic voters

Sep 19, 2004

No Catholic may legitimately support abortion or embryonic stem-cell research. That was the conclusive message of a letter to the... Read more

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Sales of ‘Passion’ DVD continue despite campaign against release

Sep 19, 2004

DVD/VHS sales of the “The Passion of the Christ” continue to soar, despite a campaign that had 100 theologians sign... Read more