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New course on ‘theology and reproductive choice’ launched in Protestant seminaries

Feb 17, 2005

A new course on sexual ethics, contraception and other “reproductive issues” is now available to Protestant seminaries in the United... Read more

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Performance of graphic feminist play upsets archbishop

Feb 17, 2005

Loyola University students staged the "The Vagina Monologues" this week, drawing public rebuke from Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans.  Read more

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US women’s group applauds acquittal in hate crime case

Feb 17, 2005

Concerned Women for America (CWA) expressed relief yesterday when a judge dismissed all counts against four men in a state... Read more

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Vatican confirms Pope’s visit with Italian President Ciampi

Feb 17, 2005

In the midst of heavy speculation regarding the level of activity Pope John Paul II will be able to maintain... Read more

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Italian University helping priests fight Satanism

Feb 17, 2005

The idea of Satanic possession has long been a source for movie plots and ghost stories around the campfire, but... Read more

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Pope expresses condolences for former Lebanese Prime Minister

Feb 17, 2005

The Vatican released the contents of a telegram from Pope John Paul II offering his condolences over the Valentine’s Day... Read more

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Former “Jane Roe” heading the charge to overturn abortion law

Feb 17, 2005

In the next few days, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to take a new case by Norma... Read more

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Archeologists discover tomb of St. Paul in his own Basilica

Feb 17, 2005

Archeologists have announced that a sarcophagus possibly containing the remains of St. Paul was found directly behind a marble plaque... Read more

UN may announce human cloning decision today

Feb 17, 2005

A United Nations committee meeting in special session this week could announce as early as today an agreement on human... Read more

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Teen Ministry launches new website

Feb 16, 2005

The international Catholic teen ministry, Life Teen recently announced the launch of a new website they hope will be able... Read more

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Lawsuit filed against priest for denying communion to gay activist

Feb 16, 2005

A parish priest in Spain, the second in recent weeks, has become the object of a lawsuit alleging “public humiliation”... Read more

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US nun gunned down in Amazon, buried yesterday

Feb 16, 2005

Thousands of people turned up for the funeral yesterday of an American religious sister who was shot to death in... Read more

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Church of England votes to discuss possibility of women bishops

Feb 16, 2005

The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to consider allowing women to become bishops, reported the Associated... Read more

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UN office in Paraguay says legalized abortion in Paraguay only a “suggestion” and “recommendation”

Feb 16, 2005

Responding to a report by the news agency Noticias Globales on the pressure from a United Nations affiliated feminist organization... Read more

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Catholic university students to lobby at U.N.

Feb 16, 2005

North American director of the World Youth Alliance (WYO), Cole Siemion made a visit to Ohio’s Franciscan University of Steubenville... Read more

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Online petition supports pre-nuptial agreement for Catholic couples to abide by canon law

Feb 16, 2005

A woman, who has made it her mission to reform Catholic marriage and civil divorce, has launched an online petition,... Read more

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Doctors say Pope is stable but still needs more recovery

Feb 16, 2005

In an interview with the Italian daily “Avvenire,” Dr. Rodolfo Proietti, director of emergency services at Gemelli Hospital, reported that... Read more

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Pontifical Academy seeks to redefine cultural definition of “health”

Feb 16, 2005

In a press conference this morning at the Vatican, Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, discussed... Read more

Pope’s new book to span millenniums

Feb 16, 2005

The Italian publishing house Rizzoli announced Wednesday that John Paul II’s newest book, Memory and Identity; Conversations Between Millenniums is... Read more

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Argentinean bishops warns condoms won’t stop AIDS

Feb 15, 2005

Bishop Joaquin Piña Batllevell of Iguazu, Argentina, said this week measures proposed by authorities to combat AIDS, such as the... Read more