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New diocese may be created in Virginia

Dec 22, 2003

A proposal to create a new diocese in eastern Virginia has the support of Cardinal William H. Keeler, the Richmond... Read more

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Prayers get Santa back on track in Canada

Dec 22, 2003

Thanks to their prayers, everything for Christmas is back on track, said Santa in a letter to millions of Canadian... Read more

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Colombian guerrillas free 5 foreign tourists and 2 Columbians

Dec 22, 2003

Five foreign tourists and two Colombians were released on Monday after being held since last September 12 by the National... Read more

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Light increase in number of pilgrims to Bethlehem for Christmas

Dec 22, 2003

According to the Fides News Agency in Rome, the number of pilgrims in Bethlehem has increased slightly this Christmas, but... Read more

Vatican announces new saints and blessed, including an Emperor and  “martyr of life”

Dec 21, 2003

Last Saturday, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, President of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, announced in the presence of... Read more

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Following Mary’s humility an excellent way to prepare for Christmas, Pope says

Dec 21, 2003

Pope John Paul said on Sunday, during the Angelus prayer, that the proximity of Christmas highlights the figure of Mary... Read more

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May Christ be always at the center of our lives, Pope tells Roman curia

Dec 21, 2003

During the traditional Christmas gathering with cardinals, archbishops, bishops and members of the Roman Curia, Pope John Paul recalled this... Read more

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Most Americans support ban on gay “marriage,” NYT reveals

Dec 21, 2003

The latest New York Times/CBS News poll has found widespread support for an amendment to the United States Constitution to... Read more

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New bishop to unify Diocese of Phoenix

Dec 21, 2003

God’s love "forces us to face the scandal of child abuse squarely and to combat it with honesty and determination,"... Read more

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Being called by Christ ‘entails great risk’: Bishop Olmstead

Dec 21, 2003

The lives of priests and bishops entail great risk for they are placed in the middle of the most important... Read more

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EWTN expands to satellite radio

Dec 21, 2003

EWTN Global Catholic Network has signed agreements with SIRIUS Satellite Radio for the carriage of its 24-hour English and Spanish... Read more

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'Gospel is not for sale': Ugandan Anglicans on gay ordination

Dec 21, 2003

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not for sale. That was the firm and unmoveable response of the Anglican Church... Read more

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Lawyers from around the world greet the Pope as source of inspiration

Dec 18, 2003

420 lawyers from around the world greeted on Friday Pope John Paul II and presented him with a book of... Read more

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Vatican source confirms Pope’s positive reaction to Gibson film

Dec 18, 2003

A Vatican source confirmed yesterday that Pope John Paul II saw Mel Gibson's film, “The Passion of Christ”, and was... Read more

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Federal court approves Ohio's ban of partial-birth abortions, USCCB pleased

Dec 18, 2003

A federal court decision that upheld Ohio’s ban on partial-birth abortions was lauded by an official with the United States... Read more

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Vatican’s “Sala Stampa” celebrates 50 years

Dec 18, 2003

The Press Office of the Holy See is celebrating its 50 anniversary, and a special Christmas Mass will be celebrated... Read more

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Boston archbishop holds priest meeting for first time in 25 years

Dec 18, 2003

For the first time in about 25 years, a Boston archbishop met with all his diocesan priests this week. Archbishop... Read more

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Priest says ELN should release hostages before Christmas

Dec 18, 2003

A humanitarian commission, which is headed up by a Catholic priest and is negotiating the release of a group of... Read more

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Church in Mexico says law on homosexual unions is “aberration”

Dec 18, 2003

The Catholic Church in Mexico called a proposed bill to legalize homosexual unions in the capital an “aberration” and called... Read more

Pope John Paul endorses “The Passion of Christ” with five simple words

Dec 17, 2003

Pope John Paul II saw Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of Christ” and endorsed the film saying: “It is as it... Read more