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Pope hopes to attend Eucharistic Congress in Mexico, says Cardinal Rivera

May 31, 2004

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City said this Sunday that Pope John Paul II hopes to travel to Mexico... Read more

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German scientists discover carcinogenic substances in condoms

May 31, 2004

The prestigious Department of Chemical and Veterinary Research of Stuttgart, Germany, has published a report indicating that the majority of... Read more

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Church plays key role in assisting flood victims in Dominican Republic, Haiti

May 31, 2004

Local officials on the island of Hispaniola are complaining about the lack of help from the federal government to assist... Read more

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Britain opens world’s first stem-cell bank

May 31, 2004

The United Kingdom opened the world’s first national stem-cell bank May 19, hoping to lead the international scientific community in... Read more

Recovering from accident, Fr. Groeschel says "we all have something to do for God"

May 30, 2004

Over the weekend, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, who is recovering from a car accident that took place on January 11 in... Read more

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Pope calls for intensification of prayers for peace in the Middle East

May 30, 2004

During a meeting with participants in the general chapter of the monastic family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the... Read more

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Pope says new movements are a blessing for the Church

May 30, 2004

On Saturday evening, during the Vespers of Pentecost, Pope John Paul II reaffirmed that the new movements and lay communities... Read more

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Homosexual activists denied Communion in Chicago

May 30, 2004

In accordance with a directive from their archbishop, priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago denied Communion yesterday to a group... Read more

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Vatican diplomats must combine spirit of dialogue and deep fidelity to Christ, Pope says

May 30, 2004

Pope John Paul received students of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy -where future Vatican diplomats are formed - and said that... Read more

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Pope says Catholic Church is instrument for human unity

May 30, 2004

Last Sunday, during the last Regina Coeli -the Marian prayer said only during the Easter season, which ends on Pentecost... Read more

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Cardinal Martino to preside over celebration for Ugandan martyrs in Uganda

May 30, 2004

Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace,” will travel to Uganda from May 31 to June... Read more

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Morning-after pill to be available in Canada without prescription

May 30, 2004

The Canadian government announced that it intends to make the morning-after pill available without a prescription across the country. Read more

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Canadian mother receives miscarried baby in the mail

May 30, 2004

An aboriginal woman is considering legal action after she received the remains of her miscarried baby in the mail, reported... Read more

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Spanish experts says “therapeutic child” is unethical and against the law

May 30, 2004

In an article published by the leftist Spanish newspaper “El País,” Manuel Martinez Sospedra, professor of law at the Cardinal... Read more

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Spanish bishop calls on laity to “overcome idolatry of comfort”

May 30, 2004

In order to mark the celebration of Lay Apostolate and Catholic Action Day on the feast of Pentecost, Bishop Jesus... Read more

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Archbishop supports conscientious objection against abortion in Puerto Rico

May 30, 2004

Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has expressed his support of a law that would allow professional health... Read more

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Pope says U.S. bishops must confront culture of relativism with the Gospel

May 27, 2004

Addressing a group of American bishops from Indianapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee, Pope John Paul II spoke about the urgency of... Read more

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Archbishop O’Malley assures faithful that church closings is step in right direction

May 27, 2004

Boston’s massive parish reorganization is necessary to advance the mission of the church, said Archbishop Sean O’Malley at a press... Read more

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Polls surveys voter opinions on Catholic Church and politics

May 27, 2004

About 66 percent of the Catholics surveyed in a recent national poll said U.S. Catholic bishops should not publicly pressure... Read more

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Vatican highlights importance of Muslim-Christian Summit in Qatar

May 27, 2004

In a press release, the Vatican Press Office higlighted the historic relevance of the Mulsim-Christian Dialogue that started on Thursday... Read more