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Parish priest in Spain explains denial of Eucharist to homosexual couple

Nov 30, 2004

Father Francisco Perez, a parish priest in the city of Acala la Real, Spain, said this week his decision to... Read more

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Supreme Court of Canada to rule on same-sex marriage

Nov 30, 2004

The Supreme Court of Canada has announced that it will render its decision on the constitutionality of the federal government’s... Read more

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US bishops’ Christmas special to air on NBC stations

Nov 30, 2004

An hour-long Christmas special, produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC), will be distributed... Read more

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Pro-life group seeks ‘prayer missionaries’ to be part of new e-mail prayer network

Nov 30, 2004

The largest pro-life organization in the world is seeking people who are willing to assist in its pro-life mission through... Read more

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Public schools should respect faith practice of Muslim and Christian students equally, says Catholic League

Nov 30, 2004

In recent years, public schools across the United States have removed Christmas traditions in an attempt to be “inclusive” and... Read more

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Civil Unions bill in New Zealand to be voted on tomorrow, an abuse of democracy says watchdog group

Nov 30, 2004

Family Life International, New Zealand has released a statement warning that The Civil Union Bill proposing the legalisation of same... Read more

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Pope’s prayer intentions for December: children, inculturation of the Gospel

Nov 30, 2004

The Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of December is: "That children may be considered as precious gifts... Read more

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Violating rights of the poor is an act against God, says Pope

Nov 30, 2004

Speaking on Psalm 71 in today's general audience in the Paul VI Hall, Pope John Paul II explained that because... Read more

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Settlement reported imminent between California diocese and alleged sexual abuse victims

Nov 30, 2004

A settlement is reported to be imminent between the Catholic Diocese of Orange and 60 alleged victims of clergy sexual... Read more

Prevent AIDS by education for chastity and respect for sacredness of human life

Nov 30, 2004

The Vatican Press Office released a message today on the occasion of World AIDS Day, dedicated to women this year,... Read more

Miami Archbishop denounces Cuban government for blocking entry of donations

Nov 29, 2004

Archbishop John Favalora of Miami traveled to Cuba on Monday to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Santiago... Read more

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Australian Council approves first Catholic medical school, worries about Catholic “bias”

Nov 29, 2004

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) yesterday gave official accreditation to the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Australia’s first Catholic... Read more

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Sudanese government expells charity worker, warns aid organizations in Darfur

Nov 29, 2004

The Sudan director of the UK based aid agency Save the Children was expelled from the east African country yesterday,... Read more

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Cultivate intimacy with Christ, says Pope to Legionaries, on anniversary of founder

Nov 29, 2004

The 60th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder and superior general of the Legionaries... Read more

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Motherhood and fatherhood are complementary Cardinal explains at Family summit

Nov 29, 2004

At the International Conference on the Family this morning in Doha, Qatar, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical... Read more

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Switzerland to allow embryonic stem cell research

Nov 29, 2004

The Swiss voted on Sunday to support a government proposal to allow embryonic stem cell research, which will mean the... Read more

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Baptism controversy points to larger question of communion, says Australian archbishop

Nov 29, 2004

Archbishop John Bathersby of Brisbane has publicly questioned whether a parish could be in communion with the Church if its... Read more

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‘God Squad’ constructs Nativity scene in downtown Chicago

Nov 29, 2004

The God Squad, a group of carpenters and tradesmen, donated their time and energies Nov. 27 to construct a one-of-a-kind... Read more

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U.S. businesses receive ‘Religion-Friendly Zone’ decals in time for Christmas

Nov 29, 2004

Every December the Catholic League expends considerable resources fighting against those who seek to censor Christmas. This year, the league... Read more

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Pro-family group urges legislators to defend marriage despite Supreme Court decision

Nov 29, 2004

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene yesterday in the May 17 Massachusetts court ruling that has allowed same-sex couples... Read more