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Christian schools in India refuse government order to observe Hindu practice

Jan 25, 2007

The Archdiocese of Bhopal issued a statement condemning a government order that obliges students in all schools and colleges to... Read more

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Boston archdiocese proposes redistribution of $3M from closed parishes

Jan 25, 2007

The Archdiocese of Boston wants to distribute more than $3 million held by closed parishes to 58 churches that took... Read more

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Church of England supports Catholic position on homosexual adoption

Jan 25, 2007

The Church of England has weighed in on the public debate on whether the Catholic Church should be exempt from... Read more

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African bishops take a look back and set plan for the future at evangelization congress

Jan 24, 2007

In preparation for a second Synod of Africa, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) held a... Read more

Pope Benedict looks over the Papyrus Bodmer, as Frank, Sally, and Elizabeth Hannah look on   (Photo - L'Osservatore Romano)

Holy Father thrilled upon receiving New Testament manuscript

Jan 24, 2007

Pope Benedict XVI expressed his gratitude and profound satisfaction upon receiving a papyrus containing one of the earliest known transcriptions... Read more

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Success for Knights pro-life billboard project

Jan 24, 2007

A billboard campaign in the Diocese of Madison has proven its effectiveness in assisting women in their decision not to... Read more

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One-fourth of immigrants lose their faith in Spain

Jan 24, 2007

According to a poll by the Social Foundation of the University of Francisco de Vitoria, 25% of immigrants lose their... Read more

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Abortion rights activist who deceived New York Times takes aim at pro-life law in Nicaragua

Jan 24, 2007

One of the parties involved in a recent scandal which saw the New York Time embarrassed over the publication of... Read more

“Mona Lisa” died in 1542 as religious sister, Italian expert says

Jan 24, 2007

An Italian expert said this week the woman who posed for Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa, also known as... Read more

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Cardinal George calls archdiocese to be aware of the interaction of their Catholic faith and the secular culture

Jan 24, 2007

In his weekly column in, “The Catholic New World,” Cardinal Francis George expressed his tremendous concern over “the deprogramming of... Read more

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British adoption agencies may be forced to close due to “anti-discrimination” laws, Cardinal warns

Jan 24, 2007

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has warned that 12 Catholic adoption agencies will be at risk of closure if the Blair administration... Read more

Media must contribute to the formation of children, not the corruption, Pope Benedict affirms

Jan 24, 2007

Today, on the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Patron of Journalists, the Vatican made public Pope Benedict XVI’s message... Read more

Pope reveals outlook on Ecumenical dialogue

Jan 24, 2007

For a second week Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his Wednesday General Audience to the theme of Christian Unity.  The Holy... Read more

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EWTN to air special Lenten programming, rollout new series

Jan 24, 2007

EWTN will air special Lenten programming and a dynamic new series in February, starting with the Ash Wednesday Mass, celebrated... Read more

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Progress towards Christian unity being made, Cardinal Kasper says

Jan 23, 2007

Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, said at a Vatican press briefing today that... Read more

China says Vatican overture a "step forward"

Jan 23, 2007

Church leaders of the "underground" and "open" Catholic communities in China have welcomed a Vatican statement concerning a special meeting... Read more

New book by John Paul II’s personal secretary says retirement was discussed

Jan 23, 2007

Pope John Paul II’s former personal secretary will release his new book this week on his experience as the late... Read more

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Bishops call on Catholics to be educated, speak out on stem-cell research

Jan 23, 2007

The bishops of North Carolina are calling on the state’s 400,000 Catholics to learn more about embryonic stem-cell research and... Read more

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Abbot Pierre, founder of the Emmaus community, dead at 94

Jan 23, 2007

Abbe Pierre, one of the most popular and controversial figures in recent French Catholicism, died Monday at the age of... Read more

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Forensic doctor reveals former Mexican president ordered autopsy not to be performed on Cardinal Posadas

Jan 23, 2007

A forensic doctor in Mexico has raised eyebrows across the country by stating this week that former President Carlos Salinas... Read more