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Illinois Bishop permits lay-led Sunday ‘celebrations’ in cases of emergency

Nov 28, 2005

Because of a growing priest shortage in his diocese, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville Illinois has announced that lay ministers... Read more

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Cardinal Keeler appeals MD governor to stop scheduled execution

Nov 28, 2005

Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler turned heads yesterday when he visited convicted murderer, Wesley Eugene Baker, and called on Maryland’s governor... Read more

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Missouri Bishops speak out against embryonic stem cell research

Nov 28, 2005

The issue of embryonic stem cell research has reached Missouri's Catholic churches. Sunday, parishioners were told not to support this... Read more

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Catholic Charities appeals for funds as heating costs rise

Nov 24, 2005

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston has stepped up its private appeals and announced a fundraising campaign to help... Read more

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Catholic church hosts interfaith Thanksgiving service

Nov 24, 2005

Buddhists, Baptists, Jews and Unitarians joined Catholics at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Daytona Beach Monday at the... Read more

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Diocese asked to look into alleged Sacramento miracle

Nov 24, 2005

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary which seems to be crying tears of blood outside a Vietnamese Catholic Church... Read more

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Missouri Bishops take campaign against stem cell research to the pulpit

Nov 24, 2005

Missouri Roman Catholics who attend Mass Sunday can expect to hear a homily against embryonic stem cell research and a... Read more

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Document re homosexuals in priesthood warranted, prudent, says Catholic League

Nov 23, 2005

The Vatican document indicating that homosexuals cannot be admitted to the seminary and to holy orders is warranted and prudent,... Read more

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Anniversary of murders is opportunity to call for peace

Nov 23, 2005

The 25th anniversary of “the martyrdoms” of four U.S. missionaries in El Salvador offers an opportunity for rededication to the... Read more

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Catholic Charities ranked second-largest nonprofit in US

Nov 22, 2005

Catholic Charities USA has received two top rankings by respected nonprofit publications. It was ranked the second-largest nonprofit organization in... Read more

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$3M goes to five dioceses for post-hurricane reconstruction

Nov 22, 2005

The Committee on the Home Missions has awarded a special $3-million grant to the five dioceses most affected by Hurricanes... Read more

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Boston Archbishop cancels attendance at Catholic Charities dinner honoring pro-abortion mayor

Nov 22, 2005

The Archdiocese of Boston has confirmed that Archbishop Sean O’Malley will not attend a Christmas dinner hosted by the local... Read more

U.S Bishops condemn attack on Christians in Pakistan

Nov 21, 2005

Mob attacks against Christian sites in Pakistan appear to be “an organized act of terrorism,” according to the chairman of... Read more

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Some Catholic organizations struggling with post-hurricane donations

Nov 21, 2005

Following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in August and September, some Catholic organizations along the Gulf Coast are... Read more

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Catholic League warns lawmakers against “Catholic” pro-abortion group at upcoming policy summit

Nov 21, 2005

Catholic League President Bill Donahue issued a stern warning to Catholic lawmakers attending the upcoming ‘Summit on the States,’ at... Read more

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San Antonio archbishop says many Catholic politicians misunderstand their faith

Nov 20, 2005

During the I International Congress on Churches, the Lay State and Society, Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, Texas said... Read more

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Interfaith community to pray for renewal of New Orleans

Nov 20, 2005

Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans will lead an interfaith service in praying for the renewal of the New Orleans... Read more

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Catholic communications directory released

Nov 20, 2005

A must-have for journalists and other communicators, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has just released the 2006 Directory of... Read more

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From Iraq to 9/11: U.S. Bishops, Catholic leaders discuss modern ethical dilemmas in light of Church moral teaching

Nov 17, 2005

Military use in Iraq, arms control, and new questions raised by global terrorism, were among the tough ethical issues wrestled... Read more

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Bishops assess ethical lessons from Iraq and 9/11

Nov 17, 2005

The new questions raised by global terrorism and the preventive use of military force in Iraq were discussed by academics,... Read more