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US Bishops to vote on Communion and pro-abortion politicians today

Jun 17, 2004

As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is winding up their spring meeting in Denver, a statement on... Read more

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Catholic League blamed for silencing of Kerry’s religious adviser, Donohue responds

Jun 17, 2004

Washington Times reporter Julia Duin wrote that Mara Vanderslice, the Kerry campaign’s director of religious outreach, is no longer permitted... Read more

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U.S. Bishops issue statement on “Catholics in political life”

Jun 17, 2004

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved on Friday a statement highlighting that Catholics public officials who dissent... Read more

New documentary stacks deck against the Catholic Church, say U.S. bishops

Jun 16, 2004

A review of a new documentary on chastity states that the film is “unbalanced,” “full of unsubstantiated, anecdotal assertions” and... Read more

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Massachusetts Catholics urged to express discontent with elected officials

Jun 16, 2004

The Massachusetts Catholic Conference sent letters to the state’s 710 parishes, urging Catholics to “share their profound disappointment” with lawmakers... Read more

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Diocese of Tucson considers bankruptcy protection

Jun 16, 2004

The Diocese of Tucson is considering plans to file for bankruptcy protection as a way to resolve pending lawsuits alleging... Read more

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U.S. bishops approve national on-site audit at spring retreat

Jun 15, 2004

At their spring meeting yesterday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted 207-14 in favor of a national on-site... Read more

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One step closer to a vote on U.S. Federal Marriage Amendment

Jun 15, 2004

The Senate Republican leadership is aiming for a mid-July vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment – a constitutional amendment that... Read more

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Medical association’s support for greater access to morning-after pill ‘appalling’, says USCCB official

Jun 15, 2004

An official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the recommendation of the American Medical Association to make the... Read more

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Bush rejects calls on stem-cell research

Jun 14, 2004

President George W. Bush rejected calls yesterday from Ronald Reagan's family and others to relax restrictions on stem-cell research in... Read more

Communion at the center of Bishops’ meeting

Jun 14, 2004

While US Bishops were getting ready to discuss this afternoon at the Inverness hotel in Denver a common stand on... Read more

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Pro-abortion Catholics and Communion on U.S. bishops’ agenda

Jun 13, 2004

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will meet in Denver today to begin its semi-annual retreat, during which a... Read more

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Episcopal Diocese of Albany votes to join group opposing homosexual priests

Jun 13, 2004

The Episcopal Diocese of Albany has voted to join the Anglican Communion Network, which opposes the ordination of homosexual priests,... Read more

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Archbishop O’Malley defends church closures at confirmation ceremony

Jun 13, 2004

Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley confirmed 22 teenagers at a two-hour mass at St. James church in Stoughton Saturday. The event... Read more

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Pope pleased with marriage enrichment program in New Mexico

Jun 13, 2004

Pope John Paul II told 15 United States bishops at a recent meeting at the beginning of June that they... Read more

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“Under God” stays on Pledge of Allegiance, Supreme Court rules

Jun 13, 2004

A constitutional challenge to the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance that is recited every day by U.S.... Read more

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US bishops to discuss Charter, Catholics in public life, Plenary Council

Jun 13, 2004

More than 250 U.S. bishops arrived during the weekend in Denver for the USCCB spring retreat at the Inverness Hotel... Read more

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American Life League wants USCCB to rule about Communion and pro-abortion politicians

Jun 13, 2004

American Life League (ALL) announced today in Denver that the organization will hold a press conference tomorrow, June 15, at... Read more

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False views of freedom, personhood create obstacles for homosexual persons, says Bishop Olmsted

Jun 10, 2004

Confused notions of morality, freedom and marriage and a reductionist view of the person create major obstacles to holiness for... Read more

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Keep policy against embryonic stem-cell research even after Reagan’s death, urges Catholic League

Jun 10, 2004

United States senators, who support embryonic stem-cell research, have become more insistent about legalizing the controversial research after the recent... Read more