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True peace comes from “deep spirituality,” not balance of powers, Pope says

Jan 20, 2004

During his Wednesday’s general audience, Pope John Paul recalled that this week is dedicated to prayer and reflection for Christian... Read more

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March for Life turns 30

Jan 20, 2004

Religious leaders of all faiths, elected officials, leaders of right-to-life organizations and pro-lifers from across the country will assemble in... Read more

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Catholic schools slowly recovering, but still having a hard time report says

Jan 20, 2004

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago have been battling a drop in student enrollment for years and are looking... Read more

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Unprecedented summit of Catholic Cardinals, Jewish leaders, held in NY

Jan 20, 2004

A two-day gathering of some of the world's highest-level Catholic and Jewish leaders resulted in a call for general religious... Read more

Pope’s reaction to Gibson film still stirs debate

Jan 19, 2004

Articles about who said what to whom continue to make headlines as the debate about what the Pope actually said... Read more

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Teaching peace is safest “security policy,” Pope says

Jan 19, 2004

Speaking to members of the General Inspectorate for Public Security at the Vatican, Pope John Paul stressed the need of... Read more

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Pope to Muslims: “Peace be with you!”

Jan 19, 2004

“Peace be with you!” were Pope John Paul’s opening words this morning in the Consistory Hall as he welcomed participants,... Read more

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Scientists object to therapeutic cloning

Jan 19, 2004

There’s more than moral reason to object to therapeutic cloning, says the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the... Read more

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Family groups oppose bill that will force five-year-olds to attend school

Jan 19, 2004

A new bill that will force five-year-olds to attend school will receive a hearing tomorrow in the state Legislature.  Read more

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Thousands of crosses commemorate victims of repression in Cuba 

Jan 19, 2004

Next February 20-23, volunteers from various countries will be placing more than 10,000 white crosses, each inscribed with a name... Read more

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Undocumented are not commerce, says Archdiocese of Mexico

Jan 19, 2004

In the latest edition of its weekly newspaper, the Archdiocese of Mexico City denounced what it calls the commerce mentality... Read more

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Hindu fundamentalists attack on Salesian part of increasing violence against Catholic religious

Jan 19, 2004

The Salesian News Agency is reporting this week that a Salesian priest was attacked by Hindu fundamentalists in the Indian... Read more

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At “Reconciliation Concert” Pope calls monotheistic leaders to have courage for peace

Jan 18, 2004

At the end of a concert dedicated to reconciliation among Jews, Christians and Muslims held at the Paul VI Hall... Read more

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Division of Christians “a painful trial” the Pope says

Jan 18, 2004

During the recitation of the Angelus last Sunday, Pope John Paul II reflected on the Week of Prayer for Christian... Read more

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Pope praises ecumenical progress with Lutherans

Jan 18, 2004

Pope John Paul II expressed his optimism on the dialogue with Lutherans this Monday during the encounter with an ecumenical... Read more

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One million Catholic families urged to take action to uphold traditional marriage

Jan 18, 2004

In anticipation of a vote in the state Legislature on a constitutional amendment regarding same-sex marriage Feb. 11, the state's... Read more

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Archbishop aims call at some Catholic politicians

Jan 18, 2004

Catholic politicians who support abortion, assisted suicide or any other issues out-of-step with Church teachings on life issues should refrain... Read more

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Cincinnati to have good showing at national March for Life

Jan 18, 2004

The Catholics of the archdiocese of Cincinnati will be well represented at the national March for Life Jan. 22 in... Read more

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Mexican bishops pleased with exoneration of Cardinal Sandoval

Jan 18, 2004

The bishops of Mexico have expressed to President Vicente Fox their satisfaction with the decision by the Attorney General to... Read more

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UN recognizes Catholic Church as “excellent partner” in the struggle against AIDS

Jan 18, 2004

The Vatican news agency Fides has published the recent comments of Desmond Johns, head of the UN’s Department for AIDS... Read more