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Catholic playwright’s new play about possible clergy sex abuse to hit Broadway

Feb 21, 2005

A new play about a nun, who has suspicions that a priest could be molesting a boy, will hit Broadway... Read more

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Archbishop of Valencia laments lack of information in Spain on referendum

Feb 21, 2005

Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, said this week information about the implications of approving the European Constitution through referendum... Read more

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Bishops hope to “Keep Christ in Christmas” in Cuba

Feb 21, 2005

The bishops of Cuba have requested one million statues of the child Jesus for a mission this year that will... Read more

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New bishop for West Virginia hopes to unify regions

Feb 21, 2005

West Virginia's 76,000 Catholics will have a new bishop today. Bishop-elect Michael J. Bransfield succeeds retiring Bishop Bernard W. Schmitt. Read more

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Anglican archbishop fights to save Anglican Communion from schism

Feb 21, 2005

Anglican primates gathered yesterday to grapple with the issues of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, which have divided the church, and... Read more

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Priests question pro-abortion theology classes

Feb 21, 2005

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights' recent move to begin "Theology and Reproductive Rights" classes in Protestant seminaries is not... Read more

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Italy grieves over the death of Don Giussani

Feb 21, 2005

In the wake of the passing of Msgr. Don Luigi Giussani, President of the Communion and Liberation Movement this morning,... Read more

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Canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto likely

Feb 21, 2005

The EFE news agency is reporting that the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima has sent the final documents for the canonization of... Read more

Founder of Communion and Liberation movement dies at 82

Feb 21, 2005

The founder of the Communion and Liberation movement, Msgr. Luigi Giussani, died early this morning at the age of 82. ... Read more

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Laity as ‘pillars’ and agents of reconciliation in Congo

Feb 20, 2005

The laity is “the pillar of the Church in Africa” and they must work as “agents of reconciliation” between the... Read more

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Bishop denounces pro-gay unions campaign in Mexico

Feb 20, 2005

The President of Committee on Family Ministry of the Bishops Conference of Mexico, Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martinez, is questioning ads... Read more

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Argentinean bishop slams heath minister’s “defense of homicide”

Feb 20, 2005

Bishop Antonio Baseotto of the Argentinean Military Diocese has sent an energetic letter to the country’s Health Minister, Gines Gonzalez... Read more

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Investigation into assassination Guatemalan bishop reopened

Feb 20, 2005

After more than two years since a conviction in the case was handed down, the highest court in Guatemala, the... Read more

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Vatican concludes Lenten retreat, strengthened to bear witness to “God’s new and eternal covenant with humanity”

Feb 20, 2005

Saturday morning, the Vatican household concluded the annual Lenten spiritual excercises preached by Bishop Renato Corti of Novara, Italy. Read more

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Suspect in nun’s murder surrendered to police

Feb 20, 2005

A suspect in the murder of a U.S. nun in rural Brazil last week surrendered to police Feb.19.  Read more

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Effective marriage conference returns to Omaha

Feb 20, 2005

Being and staying married in today’s culture is difficult. However, a marriage conference that has helped countless couples live successful,... Read more

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Exhibit on Pope’s relationship with Jews set to open on Pope’s 85th birthday

Feb 20, 2005

A major new exhibit on Pope John Paul II and his relationship with the Jewish people is set to open... Read more

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Pope to preside at Wednesday general audience

Feb 20, 2005

The Vatican announced today that on Wednesday, the Holy Father will make his third public appearance since his release from... Read more

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Archbishop calls Pope’s new Letter to Communicators, “a masterpiece of intuition”

Feb 20, 2005

This morning, Archbishop John Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, presented a new Apostolic Letter from Pope... Read more

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We should praise those who do good in the media, says Archbishop Foley

Feb 20, 2005

This morning, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications celebrated Mass for their annual plenary session in St. Peter’s Basilica.  Read more