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Canadian Catholic development agency excludes funding for programs that distribute condoms

Feb 4, 2004

Canada’s Catholic development agency has adopted a policy that excludes funding for HIV/AIDS programs that distribute condoms.  Read more

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Italian referee leaves professional basketball to become missionary

Feb 4, 2004

At 28 years of age, Simone Strozzi had a successful career as a referee for Series A Italian Basketball, the... Read more

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Cubans establish prison ministry to assist political prisoners

Feb 4, 2004

A parish in the Cuban city of Güines has established a prison ministry to assist political prisoners in the region,... Read more

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Bishops say Argentinean government should enforce Constitution and oppose abortion

Feb 4, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Argentina has published a document calling attention to the protection the country’s Constitution grants to the... Read more

Christians must ponder their own moral integrity before taking Holy Communion, Pope says

Feb 3, 2004

While commenting on Psalm 14, “Who is worthy to be before the Lord?,” Pope John Paul II said during his... Read more

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Catholic League report puts clergy sexual abuse in context

Feb 3, 2004

In anticipation of two major studies on clergy sexual abuse that will be released Feb. 27, the Catholic League for... Read more

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Baptists launch evangelization campaign based on ‘The Passion’

Feb 3, 2004

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is hoping Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”, to be released in theaters... Read more

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Important step in dialogue between Catholics and the Coptic Orthodox Church

Feb 3, 2004

The Vatican Press office released today an account of the first meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue... Read more

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Catholic prisoners of conscience denied religious assistance

Feb 3, 2004

Authorities of the Guanajay Prison in Havana are continuing to deny religious assistance to eight Catholic prisoners of conscience, who... Read more

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Spanish bishops call for protection of the family from serious signs of disintegration

Feb 3, 2004

The Spanish Bishops Conference is calling for a law to protect the family from the disintegration and re-definition to which... Read more

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Colombian bishops announce first agreement between the government and the FARC

Feb 3, 2004

The Vice President of the Colombian Bishops Conference, Bishop Luis Augusto Castro, announced that the government and the Revolutionary Armed... Read more

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Pope calls on religious to renew “yes” to God daily

Feb 2, 2004

Pope John Paul presided on Monday, feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the VIII Day of Consecrated Life, during... Read more

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Pontifical Yearbook: Half of world’s Catholics live on the American continent

Feb 2, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State, and Archbishop Leonardi Sandri, Substitute for General Affairs, presented to Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Vatican website becomes main outlet of information on Pope, Holy See

Feb 2, 2004

According to a report released by the Vatican Press Office, the Vatican website www.vatican.va has become the main outlet “for... Read more

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Traditionalist leader says dialogue with the Vatican “at a stand still”

Feb 2, 2004

During a press conference which took place at a hotel near the Vatican, Bishop Bernard Fellay, leader of the traditionalist... Read more

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Archbishop Burke would refuse Kerry Communion

Feb 2, 2004

Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis would refuse to give the leading Democratic presidential candidate the Eucharist because of the... Read more

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New evidence shows Pope Pius XII acted to protect Jews in wartime Italy

Feb 2, 2004

Fr. Aldo Brunacci, lauded for his efforts on behalf of at least 250 Jews, credited Pope Pius XII for the... Read more

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Diocesan campaign shows strength, faith in local church

Feb 2, 2004

In a show of remarkable support in the wake of a clergy sexual-abuse scandal, more than 20,000 donations poured in... Read more

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Mexican diocese explains abortifacient nature of “morning after pill”

Feb 2, 2004

Speaking to reporters, Father Mariano Villalobos, coordinator of the Diocesan Billings Center of the Diocese of Durango, affirmed that “the... Read more

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Pro-lifers organize Valentine’s Day rally in Spain

Feb 2, 2004

A Spanish doctor and the Movement for Life are organizing a peaceful rally called, “Fall in Love with Life,” which... Read more