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Chaldean Catholics “deeply shaken” after attack in Iraq

Dec 7, 2004

A day After Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, northern Iraq, watched his home go up in flames when “Mujahedin,”... Read more

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Over 1300 College students expected at Catholic University Conference

Dec 7, 2004

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students recently announced it’s seventh annual National Student Leadership Conference to be held in Denver... Read more

Vatican stresses role of family in world's security and development

Dec 6, 2004

Speaking yesterday at the U.N. on the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, apostolic... Read more

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Spokane diocese files for bankruptcy, opens door to daunting legal issues

Dec 6, 2004

Hoping to receive a clearer picture of its financial liability in sex abuses lawsuits and that its insurers will pay... Read more

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Embattled European Politician to Receive Acton Institute Award

Dec 6, 2004

Rocco Buttiglione, Italy's Minister for European Affairs and the nominee to the European Commission who was vociferously rejected by the... Read more

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New York rabbis join Catholic League to denounce Chrismukkah

Dec 6, 2004

The New York Board of Rabbis and the Catholic League issued a joint statement yesterday denouncing the newly created holiday,... Read more

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Vatican urges UN to recognize 'Christianophobia' on same footing as hatred of Jews and Muslims

Dec 6, 2004

The Vatican is urging the United Nations to give acts of hatred and discrimination against Christians the same recognition as... Read more

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Pope earmarks award for needy students of the Third World

Dec 6, 2004

Pope John Paul II will use an award he received today from the World Federation of Scientists, "for scholarships for... Read more

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Pope's message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees to be presented Dec. 9

Dec 6, 2004

The Holy Father's message for the 2005 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, focuses on the theme of "Intercultural Integration"... Read more

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Melbourne bishop regrets politically-correct Christmas celebrations

Dec 6, 2004

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, Australia, Christopher Prowse has expressed his regret at the downscaling of Christmas celebrations in the country... Read more

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Ukranian Catholic Bishop sees “grass roots revolution” underway

Dec 6, 2004

Speaking to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) yesterday about the current situation in Ukraine, Mgr Stanislaw Szyrokoradiuk, Roman... Read more

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Poll speaks louder than ‘scholarly debate’ on what Christians believe about Christmas

Dec 6, 2004

An article in this week’s Newsweek on the birth of Jesus goes tete-a-tete with what the magazine’s most recent poll... Read more

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Shortage of vocations means one priest per 14,000 Catholics in Mexican diocese

Dec 6, 2004

Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico, revealed this week that the shortage of vocations to the priesthood means... Read more

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Abortion boat leader to present anti-catholic book in Argentina

Dec 6, 2004

The director of a Dutch abortion boat will travel to Argentina on December 9 in order to promote through a... Read more

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Church in Mexico expresses firm support for “rational” fight against AIDS

Dec 6, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Mexico took the occasion of World AIDS Day to express its firm support for a prevention... Read more

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Do not separate faith from professional, political, and cultural life, says Pope

Dec 5, 2004

Receiving bishops from the U.S. completing their ad limina visit on Saturday, Pope John Paul II spoke about the bishop’s... Read more

Movie transmitting Christian values receives rave reviews

Dec 5, 2004

Anne Holmes classic children’s novel, “I Am David,” of a 12- year-old refugee fleeing a totalitarian era Bulgaria in the... Read more

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Bishop ‘at peace’ with nation’s largest settlement for sexual abuse

Dec 5, 2004

The nation's largest settlement for victims of sexual abuse by clergy was agreed upon Dec. 2. The settlement, which involved... Read more

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New declaration says protecting marriage important in protecting family

Dec 5, 2004

International pro-family leaders issued a declaration Dec. 3, urging governments around the world to protect the family by upholding, preserving... Read more

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‘Project Reality’ defends successful abstinence program from congressman’s attack

Dec 5, 2004

An abstinence education organization says a recent report by Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) demonstrates how fearful abstinence opponents are... Read more