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Gay activists target Palm Sunday procession in England

Apr 4, 2004

Gay rights advocates blocked the entrance to Westminster Cathedral yesterday, preventing people from entering to celebrate Palm Sunday mass, reported... Read more

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Canadian law bans cloning, allows embryonic research

Apr 4, 2004

A controversial bill, which bans some assisted human reproduction measures and regulates human embryos, was passed by the Canadian Senate... Read more

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My son died in peace thanks to ‘The Passion of the Christ’

Apr 4, 2004

Ivan Jose Baez was 24 years old.  He lived the last two decades full of anguish and resentment at the... Read more

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Peruvian Bishops demand “truth about morning after bill” not be distorted

Apr 4, 2004

The leadership of the Peruvian Bishops Conference issued a statement protesting “the distortion of the truth about the morning after... Read more

Bishops applaud President for Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Apr 1, 2004

The U.S. bishops applaud President George Bush for signing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act into law yesterday. Also known... Read more

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Cardinal Keeler calls for full ban on cloning, embryonic research

Apr 1, 2004

The ban, suggested by President's Council on Bioethics, of certain reproductive technologies are laudable but not enough, and should be... Read more

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Renewing Church after sex scandal requires renewal of bishop’s office, Pope tells US Bishops

Apr 1, 2004

Addressing the first group of US Bishops on their Ad Limina visit, Pope John Paul said that the process of... Read more

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Pope celebrates 20th anniversary of World Youth Day saying: “Jesus has not changed!”

Apr 1, 2004

More than 50,000 young people gathered together with Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square yesterday, singing songs and... Read more

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Pope reveals identity of his spiritual mentor

Apr 1, 2004

During a meeting with young people from Rome in preparation for World Youth Day, which will be celebrated on Palm... Read more

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Pope calls again for a strengthened role of UN

Apr 1, 2004

During the reception of the diplomatic credentials of the new ambassador of Lebanon, Naji Abi Assi, Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Cardinal Arinze reassures validity of Vatican II’s liturgical reform

Apr 1, 2004

During the presentation of a new book commemorating Vatican II’s document on the Sacred Liturgy, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of... Read more

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Vatican leaning toward support for genetically modified foods, says expert

Apr 1, 2004

Noted Vatican watcher, Sandro Magister, of the online journal, L’Espresso, says in an upcoming column that the Vatican is leaning... Read more

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“The Passion” shows strength of Mary’s faith, says Brazilian Archbishop

Apr 1, 2004

Archbishop Murilo Krieger of  Florianopolis, Brazil, said the person of Mary in “The Passion of the Christ” reminds us that... Read more

Contradictory reactions to “The Passion” by Bishops of Italy and France

Mar 31, 2004

The Committee on Communications of the Bishops Conference of France published yesterday a statement critical of “The Passion of the... Read more

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Pope’s prayer intentions for April focused on solid priestly formation

Mar 31, 2004

The Vatican Press office announced today that Pope John Paul’s prayer intentions for April will be focused on solid priestly... Read more

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Materialism and violence threaten families around the world, Cardinal says

Mar 31, 2004

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, spoke on Thursday in Mexico City at the... Read more

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Open invitation to National Prayer Breakfast

Mar 31, 2004

Catholics will host a national prayer breakfast at the end of the month “to thank God for the blessings bestowed... Read more

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World meeting on the family concludes calling for protection of “natural marriage”

Mar 31, 2004

The Third World Congress on the Family, which took place this week in Mexico City, concluded yesterday with a statement... Read more

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Exegetical commentary on Code of Canon Law published in English

Mar 31, 2004

The Institute of Martin de Azpilcueta of the University of Navarre has published the first English version of the monumental... Read more

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Pirated copies of ‘Passion’ strike ‘heavy blow against atheism’ in China

Mar 31, 2004

“The Passion of the Christ” has “struck a heavy blow against atheism,” says one Chinese youth, despite government policy that... Read more