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Chicago ordains largest class of priests in a decade

May 22, 2005

During a three-hour ceremony, at Chicago’s Cathedral on Saturday, Cardinal Francis George ordained 16 men to the priesthood—the largest ordination... Read more

Jesus, Mary and Joseph—a model for all families, Pope tells Spanish Bishops

May 22, 2005

Today the Vatican publicized a letter from Pope Benedict written to the Spanish bishops during their pilgrimage to the shrine... Read more

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Mexican bishops: “Euthanasia does not respect sacred value of each human life”

May 19, 2005

The Mexican Bishops Conference criticized a bill put forth this week by the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) that would legalize... Read more

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Paraguayan pro-life group slams law that would allow homosexuality and abortion

May 19, 2005

Pro-life leaders in Paraguay are denouncing a new bill that would promote homosexuality and in some cases abortion.  Under the... Read more

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Poll reveals Church continues to be most respected institution in Latin America

May 19, 2005

A study carried by the Chilean research firm Latinobarometro revealed that the Church continues to be the most trustworthy and... Read more

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League says Soros Web site encouraged ‘anti-Catholic bigotry’

May 19, 2005

An Internet-based organization, funded by George Soros, made a slanderous attack against Catholics on its Web site yesterday. Read more

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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