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Boston archbishop apologizes for ‘feminism’ statement

May 3, 2004

Archbishop Sean O'Malley apologized for upsetting women with his decision not to wash the feet of women on Holy Thursday... Read more

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Bishop O’Malley’s clarification welcomed by women scholars

May 3, 2004

Despite the recent controversy in the press raised by Archbishop Sean O’Malley’s comments about feminism during Holy Week, the archbishop... Read more

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Bishop Olmsted brings changes to Pheonix

May 3, 2004

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has been making waves in the Diocese of Pheonix since his recent succession to Bishop Thomas... Read more

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Diocese breaks ground for new shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe

May 3, 2004

Bishop John M. D'Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend broke ground Sunday for a shrine to Our Lady... Read more

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Denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians is ‘just’: seminary rector

May 2, 2004

It is “equitable and just” to refuse Holy Communion to Catholics who contradict the fundamental Church teachings on human life,... Read more

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Massachusetts chief justice accused of ethics violation, bias in same-sex marriage ruling

May 2, 2004

The chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, who is one of the four judges who voted in favor... Read more

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Catholic school withdraws invitation to pro-abortion governor

May 2, 2004

Upon the instruction of the bishop, the administration at St. Joseph High School withdrew its invitation to Indiana Gov. Joe... Read more

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Future belongs to the religious, says demographer

Apr 29, 2004

An article in the current issue of the prestigious quarterly “Foreign Affairs” states that the future “belongs” to religious people... Read more

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Catholics must promote ‘freedom for’ more than ‘freedom from,’ says Cardinal Dulles

Apr 28, 2004

Catholics in the United States must live and promote a positive approach to liberty, conceived more as “freedom for” something... Read more

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Campaign funds will not support those who ‘betrayed’ the Church: Bishop McDonnell

Apr 28, 2004

At the launch of Springfield’s annual diocesan campaign yesterday, Bishop Timothy McDonnell assured the faithful that funds raised would in... Read more

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National prayer breakfast shows U.S. Church is ‘alive’

Apr 27, 2004

The first ever National Catholic Prayer Breakfast held this morning is “evidence that the Church is alive and well in... Read more

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Cardinal not 'comfortable' denying Communion

Apr 27, 2004

The cardinal in charge of a new task force, which will decide if Catholic politicians who advocate positions counter to... Read more

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Church closures affect wedding plans in Boston

Apr 27, 2004

They’ve confirmed the guest list, the catering and the flowers, but couples scheduled to get married in the Archdiocese of... Read more

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Main issue regarding Kerry is not Eucharist but distortion of Church’s teachings: Weigel

Apr 26, 2004

Papal biographer George Weigel said the real issue for United States bishops regarding Sen. John Kerry is not whether he... Read more

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U.S. bishops set up task force on politicians and Communion

Apr 26, 2004

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has created a task force to decide whether Catholic politicians, who advocate... Read more

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Abortion trials underway ignored by media, USCCB official

Apr 26, 2004

As activists prepared for a pro-choice march April 25, which organizers called the March for Women’s Lives, federal courtrooms coast-to-coast... Read more

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Kerry receives Communion after Vatican instruction

Apr 25, 2004

Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry received the Eucharist at mass Saturday, one day after Francis Cardinal Arinze, prefect of... Read more

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury approves proposal to bar bishops, remove parishes in support of homosexual bishop

Apr 25, 2004

A conservative Anglican committee submitted a proposal that bars bishops, who supported the consecration of a homosexual bishop in New... Read more

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Peace and justice require personal, government action, Archbishop Chaput

Apr 25, 2004

Churches are called to build a just society and to work for peace, but it can’t be done without the... Read more

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Pro-abortion march attracts fraction of expected marchers, no agreement on numbers

Apr 25, 2004

Only 100,000 to 250,000 people turned out for the pro-abortion march last Sunday in Washingtion D.C.  This is a fraction... Read more