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Bishop says freedom of worship, but no freedom of religion in Cuba

Sep 12, 2006

Bishop Jose Siro Gonzalez of Pinar del Rio Cuba told a Spanish newspaper this week that freedom of worship, but... Read more

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Pope’s friends say fame has not changed Joseph Ratzinger

Sep 12, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Bavaria has provided the occasion for many of his close friends to talk about their... Read more

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Pope Benedict trashes jihad, reformation, and liberal Theology

Sep 12, 2006

At the heart of Pope Benedict XVI’s address yesterday, on the world’s need for a renewed dialogue between faith and... Read more

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Pope’s brother gives clues as to Benedict's "private" day schedule

Sep 12, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI explicitly asked to reserve a private day during his visit to Bavaria.  While a rough schedule has... Read more

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US bishops call for just immigration reform bill

Sep 12, 2006

President George W. Bush and Congress must “work together to produce a fair and just comprehensive immigration reform bill,” said... Read more

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Majority of Americans see God as an angry judge, says new survey

Sep 12, 2006

A recent survey reveals that 9 out of 10 Americans say they believe in God but they hold four very... Read more

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Catholics urged not to participate in CROP Walk

Sep 12, 2006

The Diocese of Lansing is encouraging Catholics not to participate in the 30-year annual Church World Service CROP Walk, which... Read more

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Pope emphasizes the “transforming” power of beautiful liturgy

Sep 12, 2006

Speaking of the tremendous value of the organ as a liturgical instrument, the Pope reminded a group of his native... Read more

Faith and reason must come together in a new way, Holy Father says

Sep 11, 2006

The former Professor Joseph Ratzinger returned to his old university today to hold a conference on the relation of faith... Read more

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Latin American Bishops’ Council organizes conference on Church’s social teaching

Sep 11, 2006

As part of the preparations for its 5th General Conference in 2007, the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM) is meeting... Read more

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Catholic pundit offers advice to Republican Party

Sep 11, 2006

Given a recent poll that shows a drop in the number of people who view the Republican Party as friendly... Read more

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Cubans celebrate patroness, Our Lady of Charity

Sep 11, 2006

Catholics in Cuba particpated in some 69 different processions throughout the country in honor of Our Lady of Charity, declared... Read more

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Pope tells Protestants, Orthodox, let us bear witness in love, “that the world may believe”

Sep 11, 2006

At the conclusion of his fourth day in Bavaria, Pope Benedict XVI prayed with members of Germany’s Orthodox and Protestant... Read more

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Benedict XVI to give conference at former university

Sep 11, 2006

During his visit to Bavaria Pope Benedict XVI will be giving a conference at the University of Regensburg (Ratisbona), where... Read more

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Catholic high-level group could fuel EU ‘God debate’

Sep 11, 2006

The debate to include Christianity in a new treaty text for the European Union may by spurred by the creation... Read more

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Diocese closes schools to protest vandalism by Hindu militants, bishops condemn attack

Sep 11, 2006

The Catholic Diocese of Lucknow closed its 20 schools Sept. 11 to protest vandalism by a militant Hindu mob the... Read more

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Marriage debate in Canada must be reopened, says Archbishop Prendergast

Sep 11, 2006

The Archbishop of Halifax has urged the faithful of his diocese to contact their members of Parliament and to ask... Read more

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Benedict: He who believes is never alone

Sep 11, 2006

Over 300,000 people attended mass celebrated by Pope Benedict at Islinger Field in Regensburg, Germany on a cloudless Tuesday morning. “He... Read more

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Former followers of Lefebvre return to Church and found approved Institute

Sep 10, 2006

A group of six French priests and several seminarians who were formerly members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius... Read more

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Bishops denounce campaign against life and the Church in Colombia

Sep 10, 2006

The Executive Committee of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia has issued a statement calling on Catholics not to let themselves... Read more