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U.S. bishops up efforts for Sudan

Aug 16, 2004

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a call for prayers and a special collection... Read more

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National clergy leader urges voters to take pro-life convictions into voting booth

Aug 16, 2004

This year’s presidential elections are pivotal for the pro-life movement, says Fr. Frank Pavone. With that focus, the director of... Read more

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Pro-lifers win right to demonstrate in front of abortion clinic

Aug 16, 2004

It was a major win for pro-life demonstrators in the City of West Palm Beach, where a federal judge ruled... Read more

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Why Hispanic Catholics don’t give money…

Aug 15, 2004

A few months ago, Bishop Jose Gomez, Auxiliary of Denver, and one of the leading voices of Hispanic Catholicism in... Read more

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Catholic Charities collects funds to aid hurricane victims

Aug 15, 2004

In the wake of Hurricane Charley, which has left up to 15 dead and thousands homeless in Florida this past... Read more

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Judges allow teens bypass notification law, have abortion without telling parents

Aug 15, 2004

Pro-life supporters are upset that judges are granting girls permission to bypass a new parental-notification law and to avoid notifying... Read more

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California Supreme Court nullifies 4000 same-sex marriages

Aug 12, 2004

California’s Supreme court has invalidated nearly 4,000 marriage licenses issued to gay couples this year in San Francisco, unanimously ruling... Read more

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Catholic League calls on Kerry to ‘condemn’ Catholics for Kerry Web site

Aug 12, 2004

The Catholic League says Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry should “condemn” the Catholics for Kerry 04 Web site for having... Read more

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UN committee one step closer to drafting international abortion law

Aug 12, 2004

At a meeting held late last month at UN headquarters, women's rights advocates discussed plans to strengthen the "legal backbone"... Read more

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Bishop Gracida says presidential questionnaire is not useful

Aug 11, 2004

Bishop Rene Henry Gracida, the bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, published a statement Aug. 10 in... Read more

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Rock for Life calls for boycott of musicians touring to promote abortion on demand

Aug 11, 2004

A pro-life group is challenging a grassroots group that has launched a concert tour in an effort to defeat President... Read more

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Marriage battle will determine future of U.S., says pro-family lawyer

Aug 10, 2004

Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver says the battle for traditional marriage has become the fight that will determine the future... Read more

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New poll says practicing Catholics more likely to support Bush

Aug 10, 2004

While Catholics tend to show a slight preference for Senator John Kerry over President George W. Bush, a recent Gallup... Read more

Abortion T-shirt creates online debate, shows ‘hard-heartedness’ toward God

Aug 10, 2004

A new T-shirt, branded with the phrase, "I had an abortion", has become the topic of debate on the Internet... Read more

Religious leaders plead for peace in Boston

Aug 9, 2004

Archbishop Sean O’Malley of Boston issued a letter that was to be read at all parishes during mass last weekend... Read more

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Historic black church finally dedicated after 2002 Christmas blaze

Aug 9, 2004

St. Francis Xavier, the oldest black Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Miami, was formally dedicated for the first time... Read more

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CREDO Rochester joins in campaign to bar pro-abortion politicians from Communion

Aug 9, 2004

A pro-life group in upstate New York has joined American Life League in encouraging bishops to refuse Communion to pro-abortion... Read more

U.S. nun moves closer to sainthood

Aug 9, 2004

New Jersey Catholics are hoping they will have their own homegrown saint soon. The cause for sainthood for a New... Read more

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Catholic Family Conference attracts 3,500 to Wichita, Kansas

Aug 8, 2004

The Fifth Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference drew about 3,500 people to a weekend of prayer, music and family-oriented activities... Read more

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Justice department appeals court decision on partial-birth abortion

Aug 8, 2004

An official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops commended the U.S. Department of Justice for filing an appeal last... Read more