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Catholic educational institutions must teach “ex corde Ecclesiae,” says Pope

Jun 23, 2004

The Pope gave strong advice concerning the identity and responsibility of Catholic educational institutions to bishops of the provinces of... Read more

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Salesians deny moving priests accused of sexual abuse

Jun 23, 2004

The Salesians of Don Bosco issued a statement June 21, denying allegations that they have moved priests, accused of sexual... Read more

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Marriage Amendment crucial to protect family, says Archbishop Chaput

Jun 23, 2004

With only three weeks before the Federal Marriage Amendment is expected in the U.S. Senate, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver... Read more

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52 metropolitan bishops to receive pallium on June 29

Jun 23, 2004

Fifty-two metropolitan archbishops will receive the pallium on Tuesday, June 29, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. Forty-four of... Read more

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Pope will visit Lourdes on August 14 and 15

Jun 23, 2004

Joaquin Navarro-Valls, director of the Holy See Press Office, announced this morning that "the Holy Father John Paul II will... Read more

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Cross placed atop rebuilt church in Dresden

Jun 23, 2004

It was an historic occasion of reconciliation for German and British citizens yesterday when a cross and orb were placed... Read more

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Benefit event raises record amount to assist poor children

Jun 23, 2004

A benefit event organized to raise funds for the Catholic organization Mano Amiga (“Friendly Hand”) brought in an impressive $600,000... Read more

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Cardinal Schonborn says Europe severs its roots by denying Christianity

Jun 23, 2004

In an interview published by the Italian newspaper Avvenire, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna lamented the omission of any reference... Read more

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Pope speaks of need to pray for the people who live in the land of Jesus

Jun 23, 2004

The Holy Father spoke about the needs of the Holy Land this morning as he received 70 participants in the... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera calls for laws based on ethics and respect for human person

Jun 23, 2004

During the Mass celebrated on the feast of St. Thomas Moore, patron of politicians, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico... Read more

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Desire for justice, truth and love manifests desire for salvation, says Pope

Jun 22, 2004

The Holy Father spoke about the Canticle in chapter 15 of the Book of Revelation, “Hymn of adoration and praise,”... Read more

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Vatican makes statement on the arrests of Chinese bishops

Jun 22, 2004

Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls made the following statement today concerning the arrests of bishops in China: "Requests... Read more

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Poll shows more U.S. adults have confidence in organized religion

Jun 22, 2004

Confidence in organized religion has increased among adults in the United States to 53 percent, up from 50 percent last... Read more

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Judge blocks enforcement of 24-hour abortion law

Jun 22, 2004

A federal judge yesterday suspended the enforcement of a Missouri state law, which requires doctors to wait 24 hours to... Read more

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Legislation proposed to study effects of abortion on women

Jun 22, 2004

Pro-life groups are hopeful that proposed legislation, that would fund research into post-abortion depression, will be passed this time around. Read more

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Italian official reveals “battle to the end” to include Christianity in EU Constitution

Jun 22, 2004

The Italian Exterior Minister, Franco Frattini, said this week that at the European Council in Brussels, “We fought till the... Read more

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Beatification for Brazil’s “martyr of morality” moving forward

Jun 22, 2004

The Holy See gave the green light this week to open the cause for canonization of Francisco Expedito Lopes, Bishop... Read more

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Catholics in Moscow celebrate Corpus Christi in public

Jun 22, 2004

Led by the Apostolic Nuncio for Russia, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, some 800 people celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi Sunday,... Read more

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Hungarian court recognizes innocence of priest 30 years after his death

Jun 22, 2004

This week a 95-year old lawyer received the news he had been waiting for his whole life.  The Supreme Court... Read more

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87 new causes for sainthood promulgated today in Vatican

Jun 21, 2004

The causes for the beatification and canonization of 87 Servants of God were promulgated this morning in the Clementine Hall... Read more