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Venezuelan parish attacked for second time

According to law enforcement officials, the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Los Teques, Venezuela, was attacked again... Read more

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Material well-being can’t satisfy the human soul, Pope says

Pope John Paul II skipped his regular comments on the psalms and canticles of Vespers to focus the last general... Read more

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Catholic apologist regrets Cardinal Martino’s comments on Saddam

(By Deal Hudson) .- Deal Hudson, Catholic apologist and editor of  Crisis Magazine issued today an electronic newsletter criticizing Cardinal... Read more

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Pope gives thanks to Northern Italians for Christmas tree

At the end of today’s weekly general audience, during his multi-language greetings to the faithful, Pope John Paul expressed special... Read more

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Florida town sued for not allowing display of Christian Nativity

A lawsuit was filed against the Town of Palm Beach Dec. 15, after town officials refused to display the Christian... Read more

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Scientific experts agree embryonic stem cells are unnecessary for medical progress

A new resource, compiled by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Prolife Committee, shows that international scientific experts agree that... Read more

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Record numbers of people attend audiences of John Paul II

The Apostolic Prefecture of the Vatican announced Pope John Paul II has broken the record for the number of people... Read more

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Bishop decries senselessness of children dying of hunger in Argentina

Auxiliary Bishop José Antonio Gentico of Buenos Aires says “it is absurd that in a country like Argentina where bread... Read more

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Iraqi priest calls for the building of a new nation after capture of Saddam

Speaking with the Catholic news agency Fides, Fr. Nizar Semaan, a renowned priest of the diocese of Nineveh (Iraq), said... Read more

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In document also addressed to terrorists, Pope calls for reform of the UN

In his Message for World Day of Peace, celebrated each year on January 1st, Pope John Paul II called for... Read more

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Pope appoints well known pro-lifer to key Archdiocese in Italy

Pope John Paul II designated Archbishop Carlo Caffara, a well-known pro-life theologian, to replace Cardinal Giacomo Biffi as Archbishop of... Read more

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Millions of Canadians unable to recognize same-sex marriage, says interfaith coalition

An interfaith coalition, which includes the Catholic Civil Rights League, has requested intervenor status in the upcoming deliberations of the... Read more

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Legislation on same-sex marriage threatens freedom of religion: Ontario bishops

The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops (OCCB) is moving full-steam ahead with its campaign in defense of heterosexual marriage. The... Read more

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University students in Chile take part in Christmas outreach to the poor

The campus ministry office of the Archdiocese of Santiago launched a Christmas campaign this week in order to encourage young... Read more

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Cause for Beatification opened for 124 Korean martyrs

This week the Holy See approved the opening of the cause for beatification of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 companions,... Read more

Pope asks Sudanese bishops to keep speaking on behalf of persecuted

During an audience on the occasion of their Ad Limina visit to Rome, Pope John Paul II encouraged Sudanese Catholic... Read more

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Pope to Dominican Republic: keep spiritual and moral values alive

During the presentation of the diplomatic credentials of the new ambassador of the Dominican Republic, Carlos Rafael Conrado Marion Landais-Castillo,... Read more

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Iraqi bishop on Saddam’s capture: “Head of the serpent has been crushed”

In an interview given to the Catholic missionary Agency “Asia News,” Iraqi Bishop Rabban al Qas expressed his hope for... Read more

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Country music world impressed by "The Passion of the Christ"

According to Chonda Pierce, a best-selling Southern comedienne with an audience of 1.5 million nationwide, a private screening of Mel... Read more

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Canadian bishops request to intervene in Supreme Court on same-sex marriage law

Canada’s Catholic bishops have asked the Supreme Court for permission to intervene in the case that could legalize same-sex marriage,... Read more