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O'Malley draws flock of hundreds at church

Mar 3, 2004

Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley of Boston celebrated a mass of reconciliation at St. Mary’s church last weekend. The parish, which... Read more

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Catholic Charities says court fails to support religious freedom

Mar 2, 2004

 The California Catholic Conference is not backing down after the state’s highest court ruled March 1 that Catholic Charities, Inc.... Read more

Pro-life group: Bishops should oppose decision forcing Catholic Charities to provide contraception

Mar 1, 2004

The American Life League (ALL) issued on Monday an urgent statement calling on bishops to oppose yesterday’s California Supreme Court... Read more

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Cardinal of New York: “Go to see The Passion”

Mar 1, 2004

The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan, has urged parishioners to see Mel Gibson's blockbuster “The Passion of the... Read more

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Musical composer for ‘The Passion’ faced personal ‘battle with Satan’

Mar 1, 2004

Writing the musical score for “The Passion of the Christ” was the most difficult assignment of his life, said Hollywood... Read more

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Denver bishops release number of sexual-abuse cases, commit to zero tolerance

Feb 29, 2004

Two days before the release of the national survey on sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the U.S. Church,... Read more

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“Passion” a box-office smash, Gibson considering making another film about faith

Feb 29, 2004

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” has become a box-office smash in the United States, bringing in 117.5 million... Read more

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Alabama Episcopalians reject homosexual bishop

Feb 29, 2004

Six months after the ordination of their denomination’s first openly homosexual bishop, Alabama Episcopalians have voted for a resolution to... Read more

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Harvard to launch embryonic stem-cell research center

Feb 29, 2004

Harvard University will launch the largest privately funded embryonic stem-cell research project to date, reported the Boston Sunday Globe.  Read more

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Harvard law professor says same-sex marriage not about civil rights, but special preference

Feb 26, 2004

A Catholic Harvard University law professor says all U.S. citizens should welcome President George W. Bush’s endorsement of a constitutional... Read more

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Committee investigating sex abuse: selection of candidates, priestly formation is key

Feb 26, 2004

Robert S. Bennett, a Washington attorney heading the research committee of the National Review Board for the protection of Children... Read more

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Changes are being made to correct the crisis, USCCB President says

Feb 26, 2004

Belleville Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that bishops in the US... Read more

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Georgetown University defends use of cell lines from aborted fetuses

Feb 25, 2004

Georgetown University is defending its research practices after a review revealed that its Medical Center is using cell lines derived... Read more

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Diocese seeks dismissal of lawsuit that alleges discrimination

Feb 25, 2004

The Diocese of Fargo has requested that a discrimination lawsuit, filed by a former employee, be dismissed on the basis... Read more

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U.S. President calls on Congress to enact amendment to protect marriage

Feb 24, 2004

President George W. Bush called upon the Congress to promptly pass an amendment to the United States Constitution, defining and... Read more

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Court cancels oral arguments in Roe V. Wade consideration

Feb 24, 2004

A federal appeals court canceled oral arguments on a motion to reconsider the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe... Read more

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Ebert and Roeper give Gibson film ‘two thumbs way up’

Feb 23, 2004

The renowned film-reviewing duo, Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, has given Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion of The Christ” their... Read more

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Defending marriage protects children and families: Archbishop Chaput

Feb 23, 2004

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput urged people to wake up, organize and act in order to defend the legal definition of... Read more

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Cincinnati archbishop says homosexuals should be protected from discrimination

Feb 23, 2004

In a move to protect homosexuals from discrimination, the Archbishop of Cincinnati has joined more than 40 religious leaders of... Read more

Gibson’s film is a “gift from God”: Archbishop Donoghue

Feb 22, 2004

Mel Gibson’s film about the Passion of Christ is a “gift from God” that will help make Lent and Easter... Read more