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Editor of controversial Jesuit magazine quits

May 8, 2005

The longtime editor of the international Jesuit magazine "America" has resigned after years of tension, sparking speculations about the reasons... Read more

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Africa new breeding ground for Muslim terrorists, says confidential report

May 8, 2005

Conflict and extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa have created a “permissive environment” for new recruits to al-Qaeda's terrorist network, says... Read more

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Anglican Church of Canada postpones decision on same-sex unions

May 8, 2005

The governing body of the Anglican Church of Canada has decided to postpone a decision on performing same-sex marriages until... Read more

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Archbishop Flynn will not allow communion to become ‘battleground’

May 8, 2005

Minnesota’s Archbishop Harry Flynn has decided to take a stand against what he sees as a protest by a national... Read more

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Vatican official says rediscovery of Eucharist needed to counter satanic sacrilege

May 8, 2005

The Secretary for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, says a rediscovery of the Eucharist... Read more

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Cardinal Martins will preside at beatification Mass

May 8, 2005

Earlier today, the Vatican announced that Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, would... Read more

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Pope urges Sri Lankan Bishops to guard children against exploitation

May 8, 2005

On Friday, Pope Benedict XVI welcomed bishops from the Church in last year’s tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka in his first "ad... Read more

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Communications can be used for good or ill, says Holy Father

May 8, 2005

Yesterday at noon in Rome, the Holy Father appeared at his study window to recite the traditional Regina Coeli prayer,... Read more

‘Ministry of Pope is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to His Word’, says Pope Benedict

May 8, 2005

On Friday, Pope Benedict XVI formally took possession of St. John Lateran Cathedral, confirming his position as Bishop of the... Read more

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Quebec bishops ‘disappointed’ about end of religious instruction in schools, but hopeful

May 5, 2005

Quebec bishops are disappointed that the provincial government has gone ahead and drafted legislation that will put an end to... Read more

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Canadian bishops ‘disappointed’ same-sex marriage bill passed second reading

May 5, 2005

Canada’s draft legislation on same-sex marriage passed second reading in Parliament Wednesday because Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberal Party and... Read more

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Arlington Catholic students achieve on National Latin Exam

May 5, 2005

Six students at Arlington Catholic High School achieved perfect scores on the National Latin Exam.  Read more

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Court rules lawsuits against diocese can move ahead

May 5, 2005

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the First Amendment does not prohibit lawsuits against the Diocese of Jackson over... Read more

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Cardinal George calls on Illinois governor to renig pharmacist-abortion order

May 5, 2005

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is asking state governor Rod Blagojevich to back off on a law, which requires pharmacists... Read more

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Vatican urges U.N. to uphold non-proliferation treaty

May 5, 2005

This week, the Vatican’s Archbishop Celestino Migliore called on members of the United Nations to uphold the integrity of a... Read more

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Cardinal George urges legislators to reject embryonic stem-cell research measure

May 5, 2005

Illinois legislators should reject a measure that would support embryonic stem-cell research with public funds, said Chicago’s archbishop. Read more

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Pope Benedict stresses need for peace; moral values to South African president

May 5, 2005

This morning at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI received South African President Thabo M. Mbeki, with whom, he stressed the... Read more

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US bishops urge Congress to evaluate free-trade agreement with moral criteria

May 5, 2005

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are urging Congress to evaluate the Central American Free... Read more

Pope Benedict to Swiss Guard: ‘You serve the entire Church’

May 5, 2005

This morning, Pope Benedict received 31 new Swiss Guard recruits who took their official oaths this afternoon at the Vatican.  Read more

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Card. Cipriani warns that “relativism seeks to bring down faith”

May 4, 2005

The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, warned that relativism is a  dictatorship that tries to bring down faith... Read more