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New poll shows most Americans oppose cloning

May 19, 2005

More than three-quarters of Americans, 77 percent, oppose cloning of human embryos for medical research, and 84 percent oppose cloning... Read more

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Texas bishops push school vouchers

May 19, 2005

The Catholic bishops of Texas launched a statewide effort, urging lawmakers to vote for an expanded school voucher program. Read more

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‘Be priests according to Christ’s heart’ Pope Benedict tells Pontifical Academy students

May 19, 2005

Earlier this morning, Pope Benedict met with students from the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, accompanied by their president, Archbishop Justo Mullor,... Read more

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Pope’s brother honored by Austrian president

May 19, 2005

Yesterday evening, Pope Benedict XVI participated in a ceremony honoring his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who was decorated by Helmut... Read more

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Archbishop Gomez calls public leaders to sacrificial love

May 19, 2005

Joining President George Bush, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, and an estimated 2,000 attendees at this morning’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput urges Catholics to let Christ permeate the public square

May 19, 2005

This morning at the 2nd annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held in Washington, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput urged Catholics and... Read more

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Pope Benedict to preside at Mass, Eucharistic procession for Corpus Christi

May 19, 2005

The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict would celebrate Mass for the solemnity of Corpus Christi, on May 26th at... Read more

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Pope Benedict to visit Canada in 2008

May 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI plans to make his first papal trip to Canada in 2008, “if God is willing.” Read more

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President Bush thanks Catholics for history of defending human life and dignity

May 19, 2005

Speaking this morning at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, President George Bush thanked Catholics for the contributions they... Read more

Benedict XVI decries Nazism, communism: ‘we must assure that such inhuman acts are never repeated’

May 19, 2005

Following a screening yesterday of the new film, “Karol, A Man Who Became Pope”, Pope Benedict XVI decried Nazism and... Read more

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Congressional doctors ‘debunk’ stem cell myths

May 18, 2005

This morning at the nation’s capital, four physician members of congress will give a presentation on medical strides being made... Read more

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Princeton finally grants official recognition to Christian student group

May 18, 2005

Princeton University has granted official recognition to an evangelical Christian student group after two months of debate.  Read more

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Vatican seminar to explore Liturgy and pursuit of peace

May 18, 2005

A seminar begins today in the Vatican, which will explore cultural and pastoral factors which link liturgical life more closely... Read more

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Cardinal urges Congress to reject bill supporting embryonic stem-cell research

May 18, 2005

Cardinal William H. Keeler has urged Congress to reject a bill, which would allow the use of federal funds to... Read more

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‘With peace and reconciliation,’ says Pope, Macedonia could become an example to Balkans

May 18, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict greeted Bartolomej Kajtazi, the Holy See’s new ambassador from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and... Read more

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Investigation shows Vatican Radio emissions within acceptable limits

May 18, 2005

Following charges of violating Italian environmental laws, including jail sentences for two Vatican Radio officials, a new study has shown... Read more

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Faithful urged to pray against judicial activism

May 18, 2005

A Christian coalition is urging America’s church leaders and members to pray for an end to judicial activism and for... Read more

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Files show diocese masked sexual abuse by shuffling priests

May 18, 2005

Diocesan personnel files of 15 priests and teachers indicate that officials of the Diocese of Orange in Southern California moved... Read more

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Pope commends Latin American Bishop’s Council, calls them to strengthen families, vocations

May 18, 2005

Today, the Vatican released a letter from Pope Benedict XVI, commending the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), which celebrates its... Read more

Cardinal Keeler to boycott graduation

May 18, 2005

Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler has announced that he will boycott Loyola College of Maryland’s graduation ceremony because former New York... Read more