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Dozens of homeless occupy church in downtown Bogota

Sep 14, 2004

Around 80 homeless are occupying a church in downtown Bogota, storming the building after the conclusion of Mass yesterday.  As... Read more

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Pro-Kerry Catholic activists denounce politicking in Catholic Churches

Sep 13, 2004

In a press release issued today two Pro-Kerry Catholics who head Catholics for Kerry groups in Columbus, Ohio, and Boston,... Read more

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Pope, Vatican Secretary of State, meet with Israeli Interior Minister

Sep 13, 2004

Pope John Paul II received Israeli Interior Minister Avraham Poraz, this morning at Castelgandolfo, after the minister’s meeting with Vatican... Read more

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Cardinal Castrillon encourages bishops to give a reason for Church’s hope

Sep 13, 2004

Speaking to a group of bishops gathered in Rome this week, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, Prefect of the Congregation for... Read more

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Man criticizes bishop for stance on Communion for pro-abortion politicians

Sep 13, 2004

A university professor assailed Bishop Richard Joseph Malone of Maine with words of criticism at an anti-abortion luncheon Saturday, for... Read more

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Boston diocese faces 140 new claims of sexual abuse

Sep 13, 2004

The Archdiocese of Boston is facing another 140 claims of sexual abuse less than one year after paying out $85... Read more

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Bishop seeks reconciliation with sex-abuse victims, pastor

Sep 13, 2004

A mass on Sunday, celebrated by Bishop Timothy McDonnell of Springfield at St. Michael’s Parish, was a moment of reconciliation... Read more

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Bishop granted right of oversight in sexual-abuse allegations

Sep 13, 2004

Maricopa County’s top prosecutor said he has confidence in the current bishop of the Diocese of Pheonix and in the... Read more

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Canadian Church funds are still getting through to Iraqi people

Sep 13, 2004

The Canadian bishops’ aid and emergency-relief agency says its partner-agencies in Iraq are still operating in the war-torn country, despite... Read more

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Doctors denounce Spanish film that presents “sentimental apology for euthanasia”

Sep 13, 2004

The President of the Association of Christian Doctors of Catalonia, Josep Maria Simon, said the movie “Mar adentro,” which was... Read more

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Protests against award for pro-abortion British film

Sep 13, 2004

The Associations of Victims of Abortion in Spain lamented this week that the Venice Film Festival gave its top award... Read more

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Salvadoran Archbishop denounced distribution of condoms and contraceptives in schools

Sep 13, 2004

Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle denounced this week the plans by various associations as well as by the Ministry of Health... Read more

Ratzinger letter misinterpreted by Kerry supporters as OK’ing votes for pro-abortion candidates

Sep 13, 2004

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry have misused the letter of Cardinal Ratzinger to the U.S. Bishops Conference -... Read more

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Bishops must lead U.S. Church toward renewal through holy witness

Sep 12, 2004

United States bishops must continue to lead the U.S. Church on the road toward authentic renewal in the aftermath of... Read more

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John Paul II prays with U.S. bishops on Sept. 11

Sep 12, 2004

Pope John Paul II joined the bishops of Pennsylvania and New Jersey in praying for an end to terrorism on... Read more

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Mary’s maternal love inspires us to open our hearts to the suffering of others, says Pope

Sep 12, 2004

In a message marking the occasion of the 17th International Meeting on Mariology, the Holy Father said that  "Mary, with... Read more

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May Mary watch over mankind in this hour marked by violence, says Pope

Sep 12, 2004

During his address before Sunday’s Angelus prayer at Castelgandolfo, John Paul II, noting that "according to an ancient tradition, today... Read more

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Pope “deeply saddened” over death of Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria

Sep 12, 2004

This morning Pope John Paul II sent a telegram to the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria... Read more

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Cooperation among peoples, religions, and cultures is urgent, says Cardinal

Sep 12, 2004

On Saturday September 11, Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, stressed the “pressing urgency” of cooperation... Read more

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World’s largest shrine to St. Joseph celebrates 100 years

Sep 12, 2004

The world’s largest shrine dedicated to St. Joseph is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Read more