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U.S. Secretary of State discusses Middle East, religious freedom with Vatican officials

Feb 7, 2005

During her first official diplomatic trip, new United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited yesterday with Vatican Secretary of... Read more

New Vatican document calls for reform and a genuine search for truth in annulment cases

Feb 7, 2005

The Vatican, this morning announced the presentation of a new instructional document to be used by Diocesan and Interdiocesan tribunals... Read more

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Task of seminaries is to provide authentic formation, says Venezuelan bishop

Feb 6, 2005

During a Mass celebrating the 80th anniversary of the St. Thomas Aquinas diocesan seminary, Bishop Mario del Valle Moronta Rodríguez... Read more

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Bishops across Mexico express closeness and prayers for Pope John Paul

Feb 6, 2005

Bishops across Mexico offered up prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe this week for the speedy recovery of Pope John... Read more

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Nicaraguan lawmakers declare Archbishop of Managua “the Cardinal of peace”

Feb 6, 2005

The national assembly of Nicaragua decided this week to declare the Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, the... Read more

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Progress in Pius XII’s cause for beatification

Feb 6, 2005

In an interview with the Italian news agency APCOM, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes... Read more

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Spanish bishops: Vote on EU Constitution with informed conscience

Feb 6, 2005

As the February 20 date for the referendum on the EU Constitution looms, the Bishops Conference of Spain called on... Read more

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Council for Justice and Peace calls for a “new humanism”

Feb 6, 2005

On Saturday, Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, presented the Compendium of the Social... Read more

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Cardinal Stafford to preside on Pope’s behalf at Ash Wednesday Mass

Feb 6, 2005

With Wednesday being the start of Lent, the Vatican announced that Cardinal James Francis Stafford, major penitentiary of the Apostolic... Read more

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Pope tells seminarians to love and imitate Mary in order to be faithful priests

Feb 6, 2005

On Saturday at the Vatican, community members of the Pontifical Major Seminary of Rome participated in their traditional meeting for... Read more

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Diocese warns Catholics against man posing as priest

Feb 6, 2005

The Diocese of Peoria has issued an advisory to Catholics in western and central Illinois not to attend mass or... Read more

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Same-sex marriage decision is ‘judicial imperialism’, says Catholic League

Feb 6, 2005

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that he would appeal the New York State Supreme Court’s decision to allow... Read more

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Centrist Catholics, Protestants won Bush the election, survey says

Feb 6, 2005

Moderate Catholics and Protestants were more influential than religious conservatives in President George Bush’s re-election, says a University of Akron... Read more

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Vatican denies Pope's message pre-recorded

Feb 6, 2005

The Vatican has denied Pope John Paul II had help from a pre-recorded tape in reciting the Angelus from his... Read more

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Holy Father continues to improve, says Vatican

Feb 6, 2005

Today at noon, Rome time, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, director of the Holy See Press Office, read a bulletin to journalists giving... Read more

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“We need to trust life!” says Pope in message from hospital

Feb 6, 2005

Yesterday, in his message delivered from his hospital room at the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, John Paul II affirmed urged... Read more

Pope gives Angelus blessing from hospital room

Feb 6, 2005

Yesterday at noon, Pope John Paul II appeared at the window of his hospital room for the recitation of the... Read more

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Ecuadorian bishops say science does not negate abortifacient nature of the pill

Feb 3, 2005

Parishes throughout Ecuador are distributing a letter from the executive committee of the Bishops Conference of Ecuador, which warns that... Read more

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Iraqi Christians claim they were denied right to vote

Feb 3, 2005

While Iraq is calling Sunday's elections a success, Christians in the Mideastern country and in the United States are claiming... Read more

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Gathering set to kick off men’s ministry in Pittsburgh

Feb 3, 2005

A new group in Pittsburgh is reaching out to Catholic men, offering them an opportunity for faith and spiritual formation... Read more