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Bishop in Pakistan struggles for justice after Catholic teen killed

Jul 4, 2006

A Catholic bishop in Pakistan is struggling to achieve justice for the family of a young man who was allegedly... Read more

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Cardinal Kasper: Turkey not ready to join EU

Jul 4, 2006

The attack on a Catholic priest in Samsun, Turkey, last week shows that Turkey is not ready to join the... Read more

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Human rights defenders back Cuban doctor’s nomination for Prince of Asturias Award

Jul 4, 2006

Several human rights organizations have now expressed their support for the nomination of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a pro-life doctor... Read more

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Priest who survived subway accident concelebrates at funeral of victims

Jul 4, 2006

A priest who survived Monday’s subway accident in Spain concelebrated at a Mass offered for the 41 victims at the... Read more

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Italian cardinal says improved education needed to combat anti-family laws

Jul 4, 2006

Speaking at one of the conferences of the World Meeting of Families, taking place this week in Spain, Cardinal Carlo... Read more

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Mexican bishops call for respect for election results

Jul 4, 2006

In a statement issued Monday, the bishops of Mexico reiterated their call to wait patiently for the official results of... Read more

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Vatican announces Pope’s summer schedule

Jul 3, 2006

The Vatican Information Service has released a brief schedule for the Holy Father’s vacation and summer residency.  Read more

Pope issues statement on Valencia subway tragedy

Jul 3, 2006

Benedict XVI has sent a telegram of condolence to Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, for the death of more... Read more

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Argentinean bishop says families worldwide are lacking in love

Jul 3, 2006

Bishop Joaquin Piña of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, said this week the World Meeting of Families in Valencia will shed light... Read more

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Pope to root for both Germany and Italy in World Cup match

Jul 3, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI’s personal secretary, Father Georg Gänswein, said this week with Germany and Italy playing each other in the... Read more

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Franciscan priest killed in Colombia

Jul 3, 2006

A Franciscan priest was killed this week in Colombia in the northern region of Magdalena.  Initial investigations indicate the 46... Read more

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Mexican bishops express confidence in electoral institutions amidst disputed results

Jul 3, 2006

The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico announced its complete confidence Monday in the country’s electoral institutions and expressed its hope that... Read more

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Benedictine center abandons Catholic identity

Jul 3, 2006

The St. Benedict Center, a Benedictine ecumenical community in Madison for the past 40 years, has chosen to end its... Read more

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Priests must live their vocation 100 percent, says Slovakian bishop

Jul 3, 2006

Priests must be more fully who they are, said Bishop Jan Babjak, the Byzantine Catholic bishop of Presov, East Slovakia.  Read more

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African American evangelization conference to empower youth, youth ministers

Jul 3, 2006

A Catholic conference for African Americans promises to equip and empower participants, especially youth and youth ministers, with what is... Read more

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Cuban Cardinal optimistic about future of Church

Jul 3, 2006

Despite limitations imposed on religious practice by Fidel Castro’s government, the Catholic Church in Cuba continues to welcome newly baptized... Read more

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Abortion group tells Congress about plans to advance abortion in Latin America

Jul 2, 2006

On Thursday, the Center for Reproductive Rights, a pro-abortion lobby and legal support group, held a briefing on Capitol Hill... Read more

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Real commitment to peace needed in Iraq and the Holy Land, Benedict says

Jul 2, 2006

After praying the Angelus today with thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope spoke of the "growing... Read more

Pope says adults must renew and transmit their faith to their families

Jul 2, 2006

Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI devoted the focus of his Angelus message to The Fifth World Meeting of Families, which will... Read more

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Kenyan diocese opens Marian shrine

Jul 2, 2006

The Diocese of Marsabit in northeastern Kenya held a ceremony Sunday to officially open a shrine dedicated to the Virgin... Read more