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EWTN Adds More Than 12 Million Homes on DIRECTV

Jun 10, 2004

EWTN Global Catholic Network announced yesterday its has moved to the DIRECTV primary satellite location making the Network available to... Read more

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Catholic U.S. military chaplain wounded in Iraq

Jun 9, 2004

A Catholic priest is in critical but stable condition after being hurt by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Fr. Tim... Read more

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Richmond bishop released from hospital in Portsmouth

Jun 9, 2004

Bishop Francis DiLorenzo is expected to be back in his office today after having been admitted to hospital Tuesday. Read more

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U.S. bishops raise funds for Haiti after floods

Jun 9, 2004

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launched a campaign to assist the Catholic Church in Haiti after floods and landslides... Read more

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LA County being sued for removing cross from official seal

Jun 8, 2004

Los Angeles County and some of its officials are being sued in a federal district court in California for agreeing... Read more

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Freedom House urges G-8 to appeal for release of Christian and Muslim prisoners in Saudi Arabia

Jun 8, 2004

The Freedom House Center for Religious Freedom is calling upon the G-8 nations to issue an immediate appeal to Saudi... Read more

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Well-know pro-lifer converted to Catholicism and wants to be a priest

Jun 8, 2004

Pro-life activist and former evangelical Christian pastor Paul Schenck converted to Catholicism in February and is now researching whether he... Read more

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Church leaders commend president for support for refugees, faith-based initiatives

Jun 7, 2004

Representatives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops commended President George W. Bush for his remarks in support of refugees... Read more

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NAACP threatens suit against Catholic University

Jun 7, 2004

The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has threatened to sue Catholic University of... Read more

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Catholic League gives Durbin’s scorecard a failing grade

Jun 7, 2004

Senator Dick Durbin’s “Catholic Scorecard”, which ranks Catholic U.S. senators based on their votes on domestic, international and pro-life issues,... Read more

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Denying Communion ‘painful’ but necessary to ‘protect the sacraments,’ says Cardinal George

Jun 6, 2004

Denying someone Communion is a painful thing to do, however the sacraments must be protected and cannot be manipulated by... Read more

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Father of two, former businessman and librarian become priests in Fargo

Jun 6, 2004

The bishop of Fargo urged his three new priests Saturday not to be afraid to proclaim the truth of the... Read more

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Catholic University of America refuses NAACP Chapter, citing stand on abortion

Jun 3, 2004

Catholic University of America has blocked a student from starting a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of... Read more

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Population Research Institute expands, joins in founding Family Life International

Jun 3, 2004

Population Research International (PRI) has joined with other pro-life groups to form a new worldwide pro-life organization, called Family Life... Read more

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Catholic schools in Newark could be merged or closed

Jun 3, 2004

The Archdiocese of Newark has decided to close or merge some of its 170 Catholic schools in the next few... Read more

Democrat senator releases controversial Catholic scorecard, reactions follow

Jun 2, 2004

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and other Democrat senators released on Wednesday a controversial analysis of votes and actions of Catholic... Read more

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USCCB representative urges appeal of California ruling against Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

Jun 2, 2004

A spokesperson for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging an appeal of the ruling made June 1 by... Read more

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Support for Kerry drops among Catholic voters, says poll

Jun 2, 2004

Poll results released yesterday show Catholic presidential candidate John Kerry receiving only 20 percent support among the United States’ 51... Read more

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Legal watchdog “disappointed” but “not surprised” with Court ruling against Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

Jun 1, 2004

The American Center for Law and Justice, which filed an amicus (“friendly”) brief in the New York case involving the... Read more

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Californian diocese to appeal Catholic Charities lawsuit before U.S. Supreme Court

Jun 1, 2004

Bishop William K. Weigand of Sacramento, announced on Tuesday that Catholic Charities of Sacramento will appeal a decision by the... Read more