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Messori says John Paul II has no intention of resigning

Feb 10, 2005

Catholic journalist Vittorio Messori, who wrote “Crossing the Threshold of Hope” together with Pope John Paul II, told the Italian... Read more

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Church cannot support ‘emergency contraception’ for rape victims, says Archbishop Chaput

Feb 10, 2005

In a guest comment in the Denver Post Feb. 8, Archbishop Charles Chaput explained why the Catholic Church cannot support... Read more

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Pope appoints Vingt-Trois new Archbishop of Paris

Feb 10, 2005

Just back from the hospital after his recent bout with the flu, Pope John Paul II yesterday appointed Andre Vingt-Trois,... Read more

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Pope anxious to get back to work

Feb 10, 2005

The Pope is back home at the Vatican today after his release Thursday evening from the Gemelli hospital in Rome. Read more

Forensic Scientists reveal what Jesus may have looked like as a 12-year old

Feb 10, 2005

Forensic scientists in Italy are working on a different kind of investigation—one that dates back 2000 years.  Read more

John Paul II departs hospital and arrives at Vatican in popemobile

Feb 9, 2005

Looking cheerful and imparting blessings to those who lined the streets of Rome to see him, Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Pope praises Brazilian Campaign on Solidarity and Peace

Feb 9, 2005

The Vatican made public a letter from the Pope today announcing the theme for the 2005 Brazilian Lenten Fraternity Campaign,... Read more

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Religious freedom commission wants US to impose restrictions against Saudi Arabia

Feb 9, 2005

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has urged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to take action against Saudi Arabia,... Read more

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British Catholic press refuses to run ad for Catholic Action Group

Feb 9, 2005

The United Kingdom’s leading Catholic newspaper, The Universe, refused to run a generic ad for the Catholic Action Group yesterday... Read more

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Archbishop of Denver calls cloning decision “tragic”

Feb 9, 2005

Professor Ian Wilmut, best known for his cloning of the sheep, “Dolly” in 1997, has now been granted a license... Read more

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Deadline to comply with Church Law officially ends for St. Louis parish

Feb 9, 2005

In a press release Tuesday morning, the Archdiocese of St. Louis announced that its patience with St. Stanislaus Kostka parish... Read more

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Pope receives unexpected visit from boy with cancer

Feb 9, 2005

A young boy being treated for cancer paid a surprise visit to Pope John Paul II yesterday at Gemelli Hospital... Read more

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John Paul has earned right to remain Pope until the end: Canadian cardinal

Feb 9, 2005

Canada’s top cleric says Pope John Paul II has much to teach humanity in his frailty and deserves to remain... Read more

Holy Father likely to leave hospital today

Feb 9, 2005

Joaquin Navarro-Valls, director of the Holy See Press Office, announced this morning that, "It is expected that the Holy Father's... Read more

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Chilean bishop trusts John Paul II will remain Pope until death

Feb 8, 2005

Bishop Alejandro Goic of Rancagua, Chile, and president of the country’s Bishops Conference said this week that, “because of his... Read more

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Famous volleyball player leaves sport to become religious

Feb 8, 2005

Italian media has been fixated with the story of Michela Amadori, a renowned volleyball player who has decided to leave... Read more

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Bolivian bishop warns against separatist tendencies

Feb 8, 2005

Bishop Jesus Juarez Parraga, SDB, of El Alto, Bolivia, warned in a pastoral letter this week that the legitimate demands... Read more

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Catholic camp for teens takes root in Missouri

Feb 8, 2005

The Office of Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Louis has always dreamed of having a Catholic summer camp.... Read more

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Life Teen ministry denies allegations against founder

Feb 8, 2005

Mark Hart, Vice President of Life Teen, a Catholic ministry aimed at sharing the Gospel with high school youth, recently... Read more

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New York mayor to challenge legal right to hold religious service in school gym

Feb 8, 2005

The Catholic League has accused Mayor Michael Bloomberg of supporting religious discrimination after news that his administration was going to... Read more