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Compendium of Catechism to be ready for publication in time for WYD 2005

May 17, 2005

The long-awaited Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be ready in time for World Youth Day 2005,... Read more

Terri Schiavo’s parents attend Papal audience, thank Vatican for support

May 17, 2005

Among the pilgrims present for Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday audience this morning were Bob and Mary Schindler—parents of Terri Schiavo,... Read more

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Pope Benedict praises renaming of Italian peak for John Paul II

May 17, 2005

At the conclusion of today’s General Audience, Pope Benedict spiritually joined a ceremony, taking place simultaneously in Italy’s Gran Sasso... Read more

Transcendent God reaches out to us in our humility, says Pope Benedict on the birthday of John Paul II

May 17, 2005

Remembering the late John Paul II on what would have been his 85th birthday, Pope Benedict XVI today, greeted nearly... Read more

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French study: abortion puts future babies at risk

May 16, 2005

According to a new study released by a group of French scientists, having an abortion may nearly double the risk... Read more

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Spain is new Babel without God, says Cardinal Rouco

May 16, 2005

During the Vigil Mass of Pentecost at the Cathedral of La Almudena, the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco... Read more

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WYD registrations on the increase since election of Pope Benedict

May 16, 2005

The Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Guzman Carriquiri, announced this week that registration for World Youth Day... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera: countries need to build bridges not walls

May 16, 2005

In a reference to the decision of the US government to build a wall on the Mexican border to stop... Read more

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Journalist confirms JP II “escaped” from Vatican to ski in the Apennines

May 16, 2005

Italian journalist Renzo Allegri revealed this week that Pope John Paul II “escaped” incognito from the Vatican on occasion to... Read more

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PETA voices unexpected support for Pope Benedict

May 16, 2005

In the days following the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, the animal-rights activist group PETA (People... Read more

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John Paul II’s sainthood could take some time, cautions Vatican official

May 16, 2005

When Pope Benedict XVI announced Friday that he would waive the traditional five-year waiting period before starting the beatification process... Read more

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Reactions to Archbishop Levada's appointment highlight pastoral, theological skills

May 16, 2005

Catholics in San Francisco are thrilled that their archbishop has been named prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of... Read more

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New book could have ‘profound implications’ for pro-life movement

May 16, 2005

A new book promises to address the important question posed by the pro-life movement’s support for restrictive or “incremental” abortion... Read more

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Poor Clare nuns coming to Arizona

May 16, 2005

Five Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration will establish a new monastery this month on a mountain peak in Black Canyon... Read more

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Delaware bishop urges rejection of bill that support embryonic stem-cell research

May 16, 2005

Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli of Wilmington says Delaware legislators should reject Senate Bill 80, which would allow embryonic stem-cell research.  Read more

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National pro-life leader commends pro-life Democrats

May 16, 2005

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, commended Democrats for Life of America’s “95-10” Initiative, which aims to... Read more

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Vatican seminar to explore paths toward a ‘culture of life’

May 16, 2005

The Vatican has announced a seminar to be held tomorrow which will address the Social Doctrine of the Church and... Read more

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Resignation of America editor should not surprise Catholics, expert says

May 16, 2005

All of the kafuffle surrounding the resignation of Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, as editor of America Magazine is unfounded, according... Read more

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Majority opposes federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research

May 16, 2005

A majority of Americans, 52 percent, oppose federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research while 36 percent of Americans support it,... Read more

Vatican official: Europe will only be agent of peace if it guards human dignity

May 16, 2005

Speaking at the third Summit of Heads of State and Governments of the Council of Europe yesterday, Vatican representative Archbishop... Read more