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Catholic college asks pro-pornography board member to step down

Nov 24, 2003

A commercial that features Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, surrounded by beautiful women, led to the resignation of a Thomas Aquinas... Read more

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Watchdog organization accuses CBS's 60 Minutes of promoting hardcore pornography

Nov 24, 2003

CBS TV's 60 Minutes, like most of the U.S. secular media, seems to have placed “its money and hopes on... Read more

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Catholic fund-raising keeps on track, research finds

Nov 23, 2003

In spite of some studies that predicted Roman Catholics would dramatically reduce donations to the Catholic Church, surveys show that... Read more

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Philadelphia Catholics in awe before relic of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 23, 2003

A half-inch piece of cactus cloth in a small glass case has been drawing crowds and creating a sense of... Read more

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Catholic school program in Pittsburgh a model for special education nationwide

Nov 23, 2003

A nationally recognized school program, hailed as a model for inclusive, “Christ-centered” Catholic education, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this... Read more

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Lay dissident group remains banned from Boston Archdiocese

Nov 20, 2003

Despite a "positive" first meeting with Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley, new Voice of the Faithful chapters are still banned from... Read more

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U.S. Congress approves Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul

Nov 20, 2003

A resolution in the Senate to award Pope John Paul II the Presidential Medal of Freedom passed without a single... Read more

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Archbishop of San Antonio warns Catholics of Costa Rican cult

Nov 20, 2003

Archbishop Patrick Flores of San Antonio is urging Catholics to stay away from Costa Rican cult in which a former... Read more

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Catholic Media Declares "Theresa Schindler Schiavo Day"

Nov 19, 2003

The Catholic Media Coalition has declared Nov. 30, 2003 Theresa Schindler Schiavo Day and has sought support from the U.S.... Read more

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Chewable contraceptive pills aimed at young girls get FDA approval

Nov 19, 2003

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued its approval of a spearmint-flavored chewable contraceptive tablet Nov. 14. Read more

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Priests are called to holiness despite struggles, says Cardinal Castrillón

Nov 18, 2003

In the present international situation, Christians have to be in communion with God, said Dario Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, who inaugurated... Read more

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Clergy Condemns Massachusetts Ruling on 'Gay Marriage'

Nov 18, 2003

Massachusetts' Catholic bishops are calling for the reversal of a ruling made by the Supreme Judicial Court yesterday, which overturns... Read more

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Bishop defends Catholic statement opposing same-sex unions

Nov 17, 2003

Marriage is in a crisis in the U.S., and the legalization of same-sex marriages would be another diminishing of society,... Read more

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Brooklyn diocese celebrates 150 years

Nov 17, 2003

The Diocese of Brooklyn celebrated its 150th anniversary by toasting its immigrants community who organized the diocese and continue to... Read more

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Workers boycott stops construction of abortion clinic

Nov 17, 2003

A contractor hired to build an abortion clinic quit his job this month after all of his workers and subcontractors... Read more

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Gibson's leading critic resigns from Anti-Defamation League

Nov 16, 2003

A leading critic of Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of Christ", resigned from his post at the Anti-Defamation League last... Read more

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Young Catholic students receive visit from pen-pal sergeant

Nov 16, 2003

Students at St. Michael's Catholic School in Cary have been learning a lot about service and community in their special... Read more

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Catholic bishops predict "hard times ahead" with upcoming study on sexual misconduct

Nov 13, 2003

The release of three news studies in priestly sexual abuse in early 2004 means the U.S. bishops will face “hard... Read more

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Catholic organization regrets removal of judge in favor of “10 Commandments

Nov 13, 2003

The Thomas More Law Center called yesterday’s decision that voted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out of office “outrageous” and... Read more

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Catholic Orders seek recruits in Cyberspace

Nov 13, 2003

Catholic communities are increasingly tapping into modern technology and going where the youth are to attract new vocations – in... Read more