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New York bishops defend marriage at Capitol

Mar 9, 2004

The Catholic Conference of New York defended marriage as the union of a man and a woman at the annual... Read more

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Bishops of Costa Rica will premier “The Passion of the Christ”

Mar 9, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Costa Rica has been granted the exclusive rights by the country’s theaters to debut Mel Gibson’s... Read more

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Prime Minister of Australia rejects homosexual unions and adoptions

Mar 9, 2004

Speaking on local radio stations, John Howard, Primer Minister of Australia, criticized a regional law that authorizes the adoption of... Read more

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Mary Ann Glendon is appointed President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Mar 8, 2004

The Pope John Paul II appointed American professor Mary Ann Glendon as the new president of the Pontifical Academy of... Read more

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Archdiocese of Lima proposes spiritual preparation before seeing “The Passion”

Mar 8, 2004

The Archdiocese of Lima is encouraging the faithful to see “The Passion of the Christ,” which will premier in that... Read more

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Exorcism ministry established to deal with demonic possessions in Mexico

Mar 8, 2004

In the face of increasing numbers of demonic possessions, the Diocese of Querétaro, Mexico, has created an Exorcism Ministry, headed... Read more

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Fall River gears up for centennial celebrations

Mar 8, 2004

The Diocese of Fall River will mark its 100th anniversary with a mass of thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St.... Read more

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Catholic Church in Russia ‘emerges from the ashes of atheism,’ bishop says

Mar 8, 2004

The Catholic Church in Russia "is going through a phase of rebirth," which is being led by the youth, says... Read more

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"Apostolorum Successores": New directory for Bishops

Mar 8, 2004

The Congregation for Bishops has just published "Apostolorum successores," A Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, in answer to... Read more

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Documents reveal Roe v. Wade nearly overturned in 1992

Mar 8, 2004

Recently found documents reveal that Roe v. Wade was nearly overturned by the United States Supreme Court in 1992, reported... Read more

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Four new appointed Bishops for United States

Mar 8, 2004

The Holy Father appointed Bishop Robert Joseph McManus, auxiliary of the diocese of Providence, as bishop of Worcester, Msgr. Robert... Read more

'Passion' still first at box office in its second weekend

Mar 7, 2004

“The Passion of The Christ” remained the top draw at the North American box office this past weekend, grossing about... Read more

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Newspaper’s ban of “pro-life” causes mix-up

Mar 7, 2004

The Los Angeles Times’ policy to ban the phrase “pro-life” created some confusion last month when music critic Mark Swed... Read more

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“Passion” premier in Latin America moved up

Mar 7, 2004

20th Century Fox has decided to move up the premier of “The Passion of the Christ” in Latin America due... Read more

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Possible papal trip to Switzerland announced

Mar 7, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Switzerland has announced the possibility of a visit by John Paul II to the country to... Read more

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Portuguese Parliament rejects decriminalization of abortion

Mar 7, 2004

With the support of thousands of Portuguese citizens who signed petitions in support of the right to life of the... Read more

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Boston to close churches, schools to deal with deficit

Mar 7, 2004

The Archdiocese of Boston may close as many as 75 of its 357 parishes in order to cope with a... Read more

Pontifical University announces conference on “The Passion of the Christ” at the Vatican

Mar 4, 2004

Bishop Piero Coda, consulter of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and professor at the Lateran University, announced that the... Read more

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Forgiveness, strength in 'The Passion' essential to deal with crisis, says bishop

Mar 4, 2004

Forgiveness and strength, as demonstrated by Jesus and Mary in Mel Gibson’s film, “The Passion of the Christ”, are necessary... Read more

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Annan supports of abortion advocates, raises questions of objectivity: C-FAM

Mar 4, 2004

The UN Secretary General called an international coalition that advocates abortion on demand for women and girls a “shining example”,... Read more