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Peruvian Cardinal says weak priests are the Church's greatest enemy

Jul 27, 2004

Speaking on a nationwide radio program, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani said a campaign to silence the Church is underway, but... Read more

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Spanish politician calls on lawmakers to vote with their Catholic conscience on homosexual unions

Jul 27, 2004

A leading Catholic politician from the Spanish region of Galicia, Manuel Fraga, said this week the vote by Catholic lawmakers... Read more

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Marxist rebels release Colombian bishop unharmed

Jul 27, 2004

Marxist rebels of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia have released Bishop Misael Vacca Ramirez of Yopal, Colombia, who... Read more

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Attorney urges author-priest to expose 'ring of predators'

Jul 27, 2004

Attorney Sheila Schreiber-Parkhill has urged sociologist and author Fr. Andrew Greeley to expose priests who he knows to be abusing... Read more

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Italian director to film television movie on Pope

Jul 27, 2004

Italian producer and director Giacomo Battiato has announced he will soon begin filming a biographical movie on Pope John Paul... Read more

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Cardinal Law to preside feast of St. Mary Major on August 5

Jul 27, 2004

On August 5 the Roman basilica of St. Mary Major will mark the feast of Our Lady of the Snows... Read more

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Pro-abortion group requests IRS to revoke tax-exempt status of pro-life group

Jul 27, 2004

Catholics for a Free Choice has filed a complaint with the IRS, asking it to revoke the tax-exempt status of... Read more

Pope asks Colombian guerrilla to release kidnapped Bishop

Jul 26, 2004

Fr. Ciro Benedettini, C.P., vice director of the Holy See Press  Office, declared this morning that the Holy Father has... Read more

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Democrats break with tradition; don’t invite Boston archbishop to convention

Jul 26, 2004

In a break from tradition, the Democratic Party did not invite the archbishop of Boston to offer a blessing at... Read more

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Colombian rebels kidnap bishop, promise will be released “carrying message”

Jul 26, 2004

Bishop Misael Vacca Ramirez of Yopal, Colombia, was kidnapped Sunday by members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) while he... Read more

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Bishop Carlson says prayer needs a boost among Catholics

Jul 26, 2004

Prayer must become an important part of every Christian’s daily life, said Bishop Robert Carlson of Sioux Falls at the... Read more

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Parents of murdered girl find comfort in their Christian faith

Jul 26, 2004

The parents of a nine-year-old Toronto girl, who was abducted last fall and murdered, have found comfort and solace in... Read more

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TV Movie about the life of John Paul II in the works

Jul 26, 2004

A movie entitled “The Story of Karol,” about the life of John Paul II is to be filmed in Poland... Read more

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Cardinal encourages Spanish young people to live Christianity as a “passionate adventure”

Jul 26, 2004

During the celebration of the feast of St. James the Apostle, Patron of Spain, the Archbishop of Madrid and President... Read more

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Christians in the Orient persecuted by Buddhism, says Vatican observer

Jul 26, 2004

Writing in his weekly column for the Italian online journal “L’Espresso,” noted Vatican observer Sandro Magister reveals that, according to... Read more

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Kerry floats on abortion issue to win Catholic vote, says Catholic League

Jul 25, 2004

In a press release issued on Friday, Catholic League president William Donohue accused Senator John Kerry of floating on the... Read more

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Satanism suspected in horrific murder of priest in Chile

Jul 25, 2004

Initial investigations into the murder of a priest at the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, are pointing to Satanism as the... Read more

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Governor removes link to Planned Parenthood site after bishop’s letter

Jul 25, 2004

The governor of South Dakota has asked that a link to a Planned Parenthood teen site be removed from the... Read more

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Teacher’s union presses Archdiocese of Philadelphia for elections

Jul 25, 2004

The Association of Catholic Teachers has put pressure on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to let the 125 custodians and maintenance... Read more

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National policy plan for women includes legalization of abortion in Brazil

Jul 25, 2004

The First National Conference on Policy for Women in Brazil approved this week the legalization of abortion as a part... Read more