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Human mind goes beyond the brain the Pope says

Nov 9, 2003

During an audience with the members of the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences –which  is celebrating its  400th anniversary—Pope John... Read more

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Stem cell yes, but not from human embryos, the Pope says

Nov 9, 2003

During  the audience with the members of the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences gathered in Rome these days, Pope John... Read more

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Head of  National Review Board  tells “Call to Action”  board will remain “independent”

Nov 9, 2003

The interim chairman of the USCCB-created National Review Board, created to monitor Church response to clerical sexual abuse, addressed the... Read more

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Parish priest denounces mistreatment of Haitians at Dominican Republic

Nov 9, 2003

Fr. Christopher Hartley Sartorius, pastor of St. Joseph of the Plains Parish, located 65 kilometers from Santo Domingo, denounced the... Read more

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Pope to receive Italian and Polish soccer players on Tuesday

Nov 9, 2003

This Tuesday at the Vatican Pope John Paul II will receive in audience a group of Italian and Polish soccer... Read more

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Bishops in Paraguay demand Christian consistency to bring morals to country

Nov 9, 2003

Meeting at their general assembly, the Bishops Conference of Paraguay analyzed the pastoral work of the Church in the country... Read more

Europe cannot conceal its Christian roots, Pope says

Nov 6, 2003

Addressing 200 participants of a seminar organized by the Robert Schuman Foundation, Pope John Paul called Europeans not only to... Read more

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Europe can’t forget the history of Martyrdom behind its history, the Pope says

Nov 6, 2003

On the occasion of the eighth public session of the Pontifical Academies, which took place yesterday at the Vatican, Pope... Read more

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Catholic Health Association Applauds Bush For Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

Nov 6, 2003

The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) is applauding President George W. Bush for signing the Partial-Birth Abortion... Read more

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Canadian bishops to soldier on in same-sex marriage debate despite government push for law

Nov 6, 2003

While most Canadian citizens and politicians have settled into the idea that the legalization of same-sex marriage is only a... Read more

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Cuban reform leader demands respect for rights on the island

Nov 6, 2003

Oswaldo Payá, leader of the Varela Project, which seeks a referendum to bring about democratic changes in Cuba, announced his... Read more

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Second priest murdered in less than 24 hours in Columbia

Nov 6, 2003

Father Henry López of the city of Villavicencio became the second priest to be murdered in less than 24 hours... Read more

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Pope John Paul, Putin renew hope for Catholic-Orthodox dialogue

Nov 5, 2003

Pope John Paul II and Russian President Vladimir Putin both expressed hope for a "positive development" in relations between the... Read more

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Ireland must play key role in building new Europe, Pope says to Irish President

Nov 5, 2003

During a private audience held on Thursday, Pope John Paul II told Irish president Mary McAleese that Ireland must be... Read more

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Pope greets members of the Washington-based John Paul II Cultural Center

Nov 5, 2003

The Holy Father welcomed on the morning of Thursday the trustees of the “John Paul II Cultural Center” based in... Read more

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Pope appoints new archbishop in England

Nov 5, 2003

The Holy Father appointed Bishop Kevin John Patrick McDonald of Northampton, England, as the archbishop of Southwark, England. Read more

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Archbishop Chaput applauds signing of partial-birth abortion ban

Nov 5, 2003

The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 is “a vital step in the right direction for our nation,” said Archbishop... Read more

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National Clergy council calls for the ordination of gay bishop to be undone

Nov 5, 2003

The ordination of V. Gene Robinson as a bishop of New Hampshire by the Episcopal Church U.S.A. must be undone... Read more

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Priest killed in northeastern Columbia

Nov 5, 2003

A parish priest and his secretary were gunned down in the northeastern Columbian town of Saravena this Tuesday, according to... Read more

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Commenting Psalm 140, Pope says evil is attractive even to the faithful

Nov 4, 2003

As part of his comments of the Psalms and Canticles for Vespers in the Liturgy of the Hours, Pope John... Read more