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Archbishop Brunett defends pastoral letter, involvement of Church in public life

Jul 21, 2004

Separation of church and state does not mean that Catholics should not bring universal principles and values to the public... Read more

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Bishop begins probe of Austria's seminary sex scandal

Jul 21, 2004

Austrian Bishop Klaus Kueng, appointed apostolic visitator by Pope John Paul II began investigating a sex scandal at a seminary... Read more

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Pro-life speakers not excluded at Democratic national convention

Jul 21, 2004

For the first time in years, the Democratic National Committee is not excluding pro-life democrats from the national convention. Read more

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Baltimore archdiocese forbids pro-lifer walkers to speak at parishes

Jul 21, 2004

Twelve Catholic college students, taking part in a 1,300-mile walk to spread a pro-life message, received word that the Archdiocese... Read more

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Colombian Cardinal calls for release of all kidnapped

Jul 21, 2004

Cardinal Pedro Rubiano, Archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia, called on rebel and paramilitary forces this week to begin seriously working for... Read more

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Bishop explains how the Church functions to Argentinean president

Jul 21, 2004

Bishop Jorge Casaretto of San Isidro, Argentina, revealed this week that one of the reasons for his meeting with Argentinean... Read more

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Obedience to God's plans is source of peace, Pope says

Jul 20, 2004

The Holy Father spoke on Psalm 118 during today’s general audience in the Paul VI Hall, in which he explaind... Read more

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Terri’s parents say she would not want her life terminated due to Catholic beliefs

Jul 20, 2004

The parents of a brain-damaged woman, at the center of a right-to-die case, said their daughter would not want to... Read more

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Pope sends condolences to victims of coal mine explosion in Ukraine

Jul 20, 2004

The Holy Father sent a telegram of condolences, through Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, to Bishop Stepan Meniok, C.SS.R.,... Read more

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Legal watchdog to keep fighting for cross in L.A. County seal

Jul 20, 2004

The Thomas More Law Center,  a legal organization based in Ann Arbour, vowed yesterday to fight in order to keep... Read more

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New Catholic University plans to create next generation of country’s leaders

Jul 20, 2004

A new Catholic university is planning to open its doors in San Diego in the fall of 2005.  The educational... Read more

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Survey finds Protestants losing membership, Catholics remaining steady

Jul 20, 2004

Protestants may soon account for less than half of the United States population for the first time since the country's... Read more

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Mexican Bishop denounces media’s inaccurate reporting on the Church

Jul 20, 2004

Bishop Mario de Gasperin of Queretaro, Mexico, denounced this week inaccuracy in the media concerning information about the Church, saying... Read more

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Expert says better marriage prep needed to reduce marriage annulments

Jul 20, 2004

The Judicial Vicar and Canon Lawyer of the Archdiocese of Oviedo, Fr. Andres Perez, said this week the diverse and... Read more

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Spanish bishops warn against making homosexual unions equivalent with marriage

Jul 20, 2004

As a new law granting full marital status to homosexual unions is set to be implemented beginning next year, the... Read more

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Pope intervenes in seminary sex scandal in Austria

Jul 19, 2004

The Vatican Press Office announced this Tuesday that Pope John Paul II has appointed an apostolic visitator to probe the... Read more

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Bishop says homosexual men should not be admitted to priesthood

Jul 19, 2004

Homosexuals should be banned from the Catholic priesthood, said Bishop John D'Arcy in an interview published yesterday in the Boston... Read more

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Seattle Archbishop says pro-abortion politicians must refrain from Communion

Jul 19, 2004

Catholic politicians, who defend pro-abortion policies should refrain from receiving Communion, although ministers should not make the decision of denying... Read more

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Cardinal McCarrick urges court to halt executions for crimes committed by juveniles

Jul 19, 2004

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick has called on the United States Supreme Court to halt the execution of persons for crimes committed... Read more

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Argentina could be first country in Latin America to legalize abortion on demand

Jul 19, 2004

Argentina is in danger of becoming the first country in Latin America—with the exception of Cuba—to legalize abortion “on demand... Read more