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California court to decide if Catholic employer can be exempt from contraceptive law

The California Supreme Court is set to hear a case Tuesday and decide if Catholic Charities, a Church-based outreach program,... Read more

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Wichita bishop sees challenge in new diocese appointment

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Wichita has mixed emotions as he prepares to take over the much larger and troubled Diocese... Read more

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CAM 2 Congress closes with joyous festivities

Amidst joyous festivities in the presence of the pilgrim images of Christ of Esquipulas y Our Lady of Guadalupe, the... Read more

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Spanish group offers help in overcoming post-abortion syndrome

In the face of growing numbers of women who suffer from post-abortion syndrome and the lack of specialized studies on... Read more

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Bishops must take care of their own spiritual life first, Pope says

Speaking to a group of French bishops, Pope John Paul II said this Friday that bishops must take care of... Read more

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Pope receives President of Moldova for the first time

Pope John Paul II received Vladimir Voronin, president of the Republic of Moldova, the first encounter between the Pontiff and... Read more

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Banning Catholic views from public schools akin to Nazism: federal judge

An attorney from the Thomas More Law Center is optimistic that a ruling, expected  around Dec. 1, will be favorable... Read more

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Broadcaster refuses to pay fine after radio hosts dared listeners to have sex in cathedral

The broadcasting company that aired a live description of two people having sex in St. Patrick’s Cathedral refused to pay... Read more

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Cardinal Sepe tells CAM2 the Church must be missionary

Before more than 3,000 people gathered together for the II American Missionary Congress, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, prefect of the Congregation... Read more

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Secularization is greater challenge for Central America than Fundamentalists, says Cardinal Quezada

During a press conference at the II American Missionary Conference (CAM2), being held in Guatemala, Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada, Archbishop of... Read more

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Gibson film ‘faithful to Bible’s teaching’: Billy Graham

Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of the Christ", is “faithful to the Bible's teaching that we are all responsible for... Read more

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Vatican confirms “brief courtesy visit” by the Dalai Lama to the Pope

Pope John Paul II met on Thursday with the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, despite the meeting was... Read more

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Pope encourages Bulgarian people to keep faith, culture of life

During an audience on Thursday with Georgi Parvanov, president of the Republic of Bulgaria, Pope John Paul II encouraged Bulgarians... Read more

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Catholic Americans in Rome gather for Thanksgiving

Hundreds of US Catholics gathered  at St. Susanna Church in Rome to participate at a Mass presided  by Archbishop John... Read more

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Archdiocese of Mexico: “Catholics for a Free Choice” are not Catholic

In the latest edition of its weekly newspaper, the Archdiocese of Mexico rejected any connection with the organization “Catholics for... Read more

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Catholic organization promotes justice “in every cup of coffee” 

Catholic Relief Services has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of unfair coffee-trade practices and promote the consumption of... Read more

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Conservative Anglicans in Australia are seeking for alternative leadership

The head of Australia's largest Anglican diocese has suggested that Anglicans, including himself, could seek alternative spiritual leadership, reported Catholic... Read more

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Church and Civil organizations in Mexico protest law that mandates condom distribution

The Catholic Church and other civil groups are protesting against a new health law aimed at preventing AIDS and which... Read more

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Clash between good and evil continues in history, Pope says

Commenting on Psalm 109, “The Messiah, king and priest,” during Wednesday’s general audience, Pope John Paul II reminded Christians that... Read more

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Christians must help those who suffer to find meaning in pain

In a message sent the Religious Association of Social and Health Care Institutes (ARIS) on the occasion of its 40th... Read more