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Injured priest says Cardinal Keeler back, speaks of “ferocious impact”

Oct 12, 2006

Monsignor Thomas Smith, one of the life-long friends who was with Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler when their car was struck... Read more

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Bishops strongly reject anti-life law in Ecuador

Oct 11, 2006

The Bishops’ Conference of Ecuador issued a statement this week, condemning certain passages of a new health care law which... Read more

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Grandmother in Puerto Rico requests custody of pregnant granddaughter and her unborn child

Oct 11, 2006

The grandmother of a 10 year-old girl who became pregnant after she was raped by her stepfather has filed for... Read more

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President of Mexican bishops calls on new leaders to restore hope in country

Oct 11, 2006

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico, Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon called on the country’s newly... Read more

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Community of Madrid President: Gospel is pillar of western civilization

Oct 11, 2006

During her remarks at the World Congress of Catholic Television, the President of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, told... Read more

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Two new auxiliaries for Boston Archdiocese

Oct 11, 2006

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, has offered his thanks to Pope Benedict XVI this morning, after the Holy Father... Read more

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Archdioceses work to meet need for low-income housing

Oct 11, 2006

Archdioceses across the U.S. are assisting families and seeking to alleviate their hardship by providing low-income housing. Two archbishops will... Read more

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Bishops oppose barriers along U.S.-Mexico border

Oct 11, 2006

Bishop William Skylstad, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), sent a letter to President George W. Bush... Read more

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Resignation of Davenport Bishop accepted, days after filing bankruptcy

Oct 11, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop William Franklin today, two days after his Diocese of Davenport, Iowa... Read more

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Group of New York priests begins campaign against soon-to-retire archbishop

Oct 11, 2006

A group of unidentified New York priests issued a letter yesterday, urging the archdiocesan clergy to cast a vote of ... Read more

Interreligious tolerance not enough, authentic respect needed, Pope tells Jewish ADL

Oct 11, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI met today with members of the New York based Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  The Holy Father told the... Read more

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Holy See emphasizes development of low-income countries at UN

Oct 10, 2006

Made public this morning was an address given by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino... Read more

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President of Pontifical Council: In media-driven society Church must not remain isolated

Oct 10, 2006

During the inaugural address of the World Congress of Catholic Television, the President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications,... Read more

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Turkish court sentences Muslim teenager to 18 years for murder of Italian priest

Oct 10, 2006

A court in Turkey has sentenced a Muslim teenager to 18 years in prison for the killing, last February 5th,... Read more

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Pro-life march in Nicaragua leads Congress to propose ban on all abortions

Oct 10, 2006

In the wake of a massive pro-life march that brought together more than 10,000 people in Managua to defend the... Read more

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Argentinean bishop criticizes ambiguities of sex-ed law

Oct 10, 2006

Bishop Luis Lona of San Luis has criticized the recent law on sexual education passed by the Argentinean Senate and... Read more

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Learn from Pentecostals, says Cardinal Kasper

Oct 10, 2006

Instead of simply criticizing Pentecostal churches that draw Catholics as members, Catholic leaders should consider why their parishes aren't meeting... Read more

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Catholic Iranian fears execution if sent home

Oct 10, 2006

The New Zealand government claimed yesterday that it had United Nations approval to deport an Iranian refugee who is refusing... Read more

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Australian bishops oppose bill in favor of cloning

Oct 10, 2006

While everyone wants to find cures for disease and to alleviate suffering, this cannot be done “by creating and then... Read more

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British cardinal says Russian patriarch desires deeper ecumenical relationship

Oct 10, 2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor said after his first meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexis II last week, it was very clear... Read more