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Cardinal Martino joins Priests for Life, says Catholics cannot vote pro-abortion

Sep 7, 2004

Renato Cardinal Martino, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has joined the Episcopal Board of Priests... Read more

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Vatican watcher questions “lack of coherence” in confronting challenge of fanatical Islam

Sep 7, 2004

In a column published this Wednesday, Vatican observer Sandro Magister says many Catholic leaders are suffering from a dangerous “lack... Read more

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Donation by Catholic sisters to pro-abortion group sparks controversy

Sep 7, 2004

In an act that has puzzled Catholic Church officials, the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters donated $200 to an organization... Read more

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Bishop asks Catholics to visit Egypt to encourage “persecuted brethren”

Sep 7, 2004

The Coptic Catholic Bishop of Sohag in southern Egypt, Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir, is asking Catholics around the world to visit... Read more

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Spanish bishop explains why marriage and homosexual unions are not equivalent

Sep 7, 2004

Responding to the Spanish government’s announcement that it will be sending a bill to the House of Representatives that would... Read more

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Cardinal Martino says world is living “Fourth World War.”

Sep 7, 2004

Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, told the Italian daily “La Stampa” yesterday that... Read more

Pro-abortion politicians who receive Communion ‘offend’ other Catholics, says bishop

Sep 6, 2004

Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should not receive Communion, but that decision should be left to the politician to... Read more

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New Catalan blessed is example for doctors, Pope says

Sep 6, 2004

This morning at Castel Gandolfo, Pope John Paul II said to pilgrims from the archdiocese of Barcelona that Blessed Pere... Read more

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Effective use of media essential for evangelization, Vatican official tells bishops

Sep 6, 2004

Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said during a seminar for bishops today that... Read more

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Pro-abortion Giuliani honored by Catholic hospital group, gets trauma center named after him

Sep 6, 2004

The Catholic hospital foundation that has named its new $25-million trauma center after former New York mayor, Rudolph W. Giuliani,... Read more

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Former IRA bomber enters Dublin seminary

Sep 6, 2004

Convicted IRA bombmaker Shane Paul O'Doherty began his formation for the Catholic priesthood at a Dublin seminary two weeks ago,... Read more

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Religion, politics and love make for top prize at Montreal film fest

Sep 6, 2004

A love story, wrought with the tensions of politics, religion and cultural difference, won four prizes at this year’s Montreal... Read more

Harrisburg diocese investigates miracle attributed to wartime priest

Sep 6, 2004

The Diocese of Harrisburg is investigating its first miracle to determine whether the intercession of a priest, who died in... Read more

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Citizens, Jesuits to challenge Wal-Mart's plans in Canada under freedom of religion provision

Sep 6, 2004

A nine-year David-and-Goliath battle, involving Wal-Mart and some Canadian Jesuits, has now become a challenge under the freedom of religion... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera says best answer for migrants is not to have to migrate

Sep 6, 2004

In commemoration of Migrant Day this week in Mexico, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, said the best way... Read more

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Spanish Bishops express solidarity with victims of Beslan, plea for end of terrorism

Sep 6, 2004

In a telegram addressed to Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Moscow, the President of the Bishops Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio... Read more

Marriage is only between a man and a woman, Pope says to Canadians

Sep 5, 2004

Speaking on Saturday to Canada's new ambassador to the Holy See, Donald Smith, Pope John Paul II insisted - in... Read more

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Archbishop Burke to clarify stance on Communion in upcoming pastoral letter

Sep 5, 2004

Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis is set to release a new pastoral letter, clarifying his stance about denying Communion... Read more

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Pope hopes "spiral of hatred and violence" will not prevail after Russian crisis

Sep 5, 2004

In a telegram sent in his name on Saturday Septemer 4 to Archbishop Antonio Mennini, representative of the Holy See... Read more

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Pending abuse trial may trigger bankruptcy decision in Tucson diocese

Sep 5, 2004

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson must decide whether to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the diocese by the end of... Read more