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Vatican announces Pope is unconscious but not dead, Rosary being held at St. Peter’s Square

Mar 31, 2005

The Vatican has officially announced that the Pope John Paul II’s blood pressure has dramatically dropped and he is now... Read more

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Messori responds to Küng: John Paul II is the Pope who "saved the Church"

Mar 31, 2005

In a sharply written article, Italian Catholic journalist Vittorio Messori has responded to the criticisms of dissident German theologian Hans... Read more

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Bishop tells homosexual group: “The Church respects you but does not agree with your behavior”

Mar 31, 2005

Meeting with representatives of a homosexual group, Bishop Juan Jose Omella of Calahorra and La Calzada-Logroño of Spain said, “The... Read more

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Pope appoints New York-born Priest as New Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand

Mar 31, 2005

Today, Pope John Paul II has appointed Msgr. Charles Daniel Balvo, counselor to the apostolic nunciature in Lithuania, as the... Read more

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Religious groups worldwide condemn Terri Schiavo death

Mar 31, 2005

Hours after the court ordered starvation of 41-year old Terri Schiavo had come to a tear-filled end yesterday, religious leaders... Read more

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Pope prays for Christians to dedicate Sundays to love of God and neighbor

Mar 31, 2005

Today, the Vatican announced Pope John Paul's general prayer and mission intentions for the month of April.  Read more

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Family condemns violence or threats of violence in light of Schiavo death

Mar 31, 2005

Hours after the death of 41-year old Terri Schiavo following a tumultuous decade-long legal battle, her sister, Suzanne Vitadamo, and... Read more

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Vatican, in light of Schivo death, calls for a 'greater defense of life'

Mar 31, 2005

Yesterday evening, the Vatican weighed in on the death of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, who died yesterday morning following a two-week... Read more

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Cardinal Ruini calls for intensified prayers for ailing pope

Mar 31, 2005

Earlier today, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome called on all Romans and all Italians to... Read more

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Pope prays Way of the Cross in his suffering

Mar 31, 2005

During the press conference this morning on the state of Pope John Paul II's health, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls revealed... Read more

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Vatican says Pope critical but "calm and conscious"

Mar 31, 2005

The Vatican's spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the Pope experienced serious heart problems yesterday but that he is "conscious, lucid and... Read more

Pope suffering from high fever, receives Annointing of the Sick

Mar 30, 2005

The Vatican confirmed this afternon that Pope John Paul II has developed a high fever as a result of a... Read more

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Cardinal Martino, pro-lifers on Terri’s death

Mar 30, 2005

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Renato Martino, said Thursday shortly before learning of the... Read more

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Dissidents organize to promote “civil society” in Cuba

Mar 30, 2005

In an effort to “unite all of the forces that desire change in Cuba,” dissident groups in the Communist country... Read more

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Bishops ask survivors of clergy sexual abuse to help develop prevention program

Mar 30, 2005

The U.S. bishops have launched a new survey in an effort to reach out to survivors of clergy sexual abuse... Read more

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Pro-life group pledges to lobby for legislation to prevent another Terri Schiavo situation

Mar 30, 2005

Priests of Life is discussing plans with other pro-life groups to lobby for legislation that would prevent another situation, similar... Read more

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Archdiocese of Detroit defends parish decision to deny membership to openly lesbian couple

Mar 30, 2005

In a statement issued by Communications Director Ned McGrath, the Archdiocese of Detroit, has defended the actions of Fr. Michael... Read more

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U.S. bishops back resolution that honors nun murdered in Brazil

Mar 30, 2005

The chairman of the bishops’ International Policy Committee has commended a congressional resolution honoring the work of American Sr. Dorothy... Read more

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Significant Vatican painting finds new home on stamp

Mar 30, 2005

The Vatican has announced that next week, it will issue a set of four stamps featuring details of one of... Read more

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Vatican Biblical Commission to discuss connection between Bible and Morality

Mar 30, 2005

Next week, members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission will gather in Vatican City to explore the relationship between the Bible... Read more