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Supreme Court to review second partial-birth abortion case

Jun 19, 2006

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of a second partial-birth abortion case and the outcome... Read more

Benedict says Eucharist is the “treasure” of the Church

Jun 18, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged, during his weekly Angelus address, that Sunday marked the celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi... Read more

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Australian archdiocese gets new shepherd

Jun 18, 2006

Today in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Mark Benedict Coleridge, current auxiliary of the archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia, as... Read more

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Israeli tourism minister excited about Papal visit

Jun 18, 2006

Israeli Minister of Tourism, Isaac Herzog, and Papal Nuncio to Israel, Archbishop Antonio Franco, have reportedly agreed on a visit... Read more

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Vatican, China in negotiations for detained bishops

Jun 18, 2006

Vatican and Chinese officials have been in secret negotiations regarding seven detained bishops of the underground Roman Catholic Church in... Read more

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Large numbers gather worldwide to celebrate Corpus Christi

Jun 18, 2006

Thousands of Catholic churches around the world celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi this weekend. Feast-day celebrations, which usually include... Read more

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Catholic schools in New Orleans offer free education

Jun 18, 2006

Catholic schools in New Orleans are trying to attract families, displaced by Hurricane Katrina back to the area by offering... Read more

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Catholics question Hawking’s comments on John Paul II

Jun 18, 2006

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking said Thursday that Pope John Paul II tried to discourage him and other scientists attending a... Read more

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Spanish cardinal calls for respect for religious symbols in schools

Jun 18, 2006

The Archbishop of Sevilla, Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, is calling for “respect and veneration” for religious symbols in response to... Read more

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Book by Spanish exorcist outsells Da Vinci Code in Paraguay

Jun 18, 2006

A book by Spanish exorcist Father Jose Antonio Fortea and published by the Thomas More Institute of the Catholic University... Read more

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Mexican cardinal warns against false prophets and self-proclaimed messiahs

Jun 18, 2006

During his homily on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City, exhorted Catholics to be... Read more

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Papal spokesman announces desire to leave post

Jun 18, 2006

The director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, announced on Saturday during a television interview that he has... Read more

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Individual Catholic Bishops to decide how to deal with politicians

Jun 15, 2006

The U.S.. Catholic bishops declared on Thursday that local bishops should decide, on an individual basis, how to handle politicians... Read more

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Statue of “soccer player” Jesus gets attention of non-practicing Catholics in Mexico

Jun 15, 2006

A statue of the Child Jesus dressed in the Mexican soccer team’s World Cup uniform has become a magnet for... Read more

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Report says those displaced by civil conflict in Colombia worse off than the poor

Jun 15, 2006

A report by the University of the Andes and Catholic Charities of Colombia is warning that those displaced by the... Read more

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Lack of funds prevents Argentinean military personnel from participating in traditional Marian pilgrimage

Jun 15, 2006

Breaking a 15 year-long tradition, Argentina’s Defense Ministry denied members of the Armed Forces and their families the chance to... Read more

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Christian Reformed Church to resolve historic judgment about Catholic mass

Jun 15, 2006

While the U.S. Catholic Bishops are currently meeting to discuss slight changes to the mass, delegates of the Christian Reformed... Read more

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Denver Catholic school voucher program receives overwhelming response

Jun 15, 2006

Only one week after Archbishop Charles Chaput announced a new, privately funded $3 million voucher program that would enable low-income... Read more

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Abortion clinic closes under pressure of investigation

Jun 15, 2006

A Birmingham abortion clinic, which was under investigation for the mistreatment of a customer and could have faced criminal charges,... Read more

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European Union approves funding embryonic stem-cell research

Jun 15, 2006

The European bishops have denounced the June 15 decision of the European Union Parliament to approve tax spending on embryonic... Read more