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Ukrainian patriarch celebrates Ukrainian national holiday in upstate New York

Aug 22, 2004

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, patriarch of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, made a rare visit to Rochester and Irondequoit Aug. 21 to... Read more

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Military chaplains keep ‘U.S. military machine running,’ says press report

Aug 22, 2004

Alongside U.S. troops, on a battlefield of intense bombing and gunfire, stands one unarmed man – a military chaplain –... Read more

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Thirty-three parishes in Fargo to close by 2010

Aug 22, 2004

Thirty-three parishes in rural North Dakota will close within the next six years due a shift of the population to... Read more

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Church is most trustworthy institution for most Nicaraguans

Aug 22, 2004

A national poll in Nicaragua has revealed that despite a general distrust of institutions, 70% of Nicaraguans consider the Catholic... Read more

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Bishops of Dominican Republic call for support of new measures to confront country’s crisis

Aug 22, 2004

The President of the Bishops Conference of the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Ramon de la Rosa, called on the government to... Read more

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U.S. expected to grow while rest of world shrinks, says report

Aug 19, 2004

A report released this week claims that almost all of the developed world will face serious and sustained population decline... Read more

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Papal Nuncio in Iraq concerned about massive exodus of Christians

Aug 19, 2004

The Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq, Archbishop Fernando Filoni, expressed this week his concern at the growing exodus of Christians fleeing... Read more

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Bishops issue Q&A flyer on stem-cell research

Aug 19, 2004

In an effort to provide more information on the Catholic Church's position on stem-cell research and human cloning, the U.S.... Read more

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Editor of National Catholic Reporter resents blow to “impact” story

Aug 19, 2004

Tom Roberts, editor of the liberal weekly newspaper  National Catholic Reporter  wrote an  editorial column yesterday expressing his resentment with... Read more

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Death toll for the “Boat of death”

Aug 19, 2004

The organization “Women on Waves” will no longer be able to perform abortions in international waters aboard their abortion boats. ... Read more

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Trenton diocese invalidates girl’s first Communion because of use of substitute wafer

Aug 19, 2004

An 8 year old girl who is unable to eat wheat has had her first Communion invalidated by the diocese... Read more

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Employees accuse Planned Parenthood of racism, file claims with employment commission

Aug 19, 2004

Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is the subject of multiple complaints of racism, filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity... Read more

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Priestly celibacy, obedience and prayer find their meaning in the apostolate, says Argentinean bishop

Aug 19, 2004

Bishop Carlos Malfa of Chascomus, Argentina, said this week that celibacy, obedience and prayer are three “absolute requirements” for priestly... Read more

Direct involvement by U.S. necessary for resolution of crisis in Darfur, says bishop

Aug 18, 2004

In a telephone press conference given yesterday, Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, chairman of the USCCB International Policy Committee, expressed... Read more

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Catholic leader regrets ‘low-brow tactics’ of newspaper aimed at discrediting him

Aug 18, 2004

The publisher of a leading Catholic magazine regrets the “low-brow tactics” of a left-wing newspaper, which is planning on publishing... Read more

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Vatican newspaper calls papal pilgrimage to Lourdes a “hymn in honor of life”

Aug 18, 2004

The official Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, called the recent trip by Pope John Paul II to the Marian shrine of... Read more

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First Vietnamese parish in U.S. marks 25th anniversary

Aug 18, 2004

Bursting with life and activity, the first Vietnamese parish in the United States marked its 25th anniversary last weekend with... Read more

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California Episcopal parishes break from church over gay bishop

Aug 18, 2004

Two Episcopal parishes in southern California announced Aug. 17 that they have left the U.S. Episcopal Church, in reaction to... Read more

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Asian bishop’s conference tackles issues of globalization and acculturation of Gospel

Aug 18, 2004

The issue of the acculturation of the Gospel into the Asian way of life and the issues arising from globalization,... Read more

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Dominican Republic Cardinal calls on President to restore morality

Aug 18, 2004

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, called on President Leonel Fernandez, who began his... Read more