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Toronto archbishop calls for temporary legal clause to block to same-sex marriage

Jan 19, 2005

Toronto Archbishop Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic sent an open letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin, urging him to block same-sex marriage... Read more

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Pope calls strengthening of marriage and families crucial for society

Jan 19, 2005

This morning, John Paul II called on participants of the General Chapter of the International Union of Families of Schoenstatt... Read more

Catholic agencies worldwide give $500 million to aid tsunami victims

Jan 19, 2005

A speech given by Archbishop Celestino Migliore to the United Nations General assembly was published today regarding relief efforts in... Read more

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Spanish bishops: Church’s teaching on condoms has not changed

Jan 19, 2005

The Bishops Conference of Spain issued a press release this week clarifying statements made by the body’s spokesman, Father Juan... Read more

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Catholics gather signatures against late-term abortions in Germany

Jan 18, 2005

The association Sign of Light of the Schoenstatt Movement has begun collecting signatures against late-term abortions, which German law permits... Read more

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Cardinal Sandoval said the comfort of fatalism is what leads to misery and poverty in Mexico

Jan 18, 2005

In a recent article for the Archdiocesan newspaper, “Seminario,” the Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiquez, exhorted Mexicans... Read more

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Society of gynecologists in Peru to demand legalization of abortion in cases of rape

Jan 18, 2005

The Peruvian medical journal “Gestión Diaria” is reporting that a group of doctors lead by the president of the Peruvian... Read more

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Russia facing stark population decline

Jan 18, 2005

Russia's population will likely decline by about one-third, from 145 million to 100 million, by 2050, said the Russian Security... Read more

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Steubenville holds “Preach Out” to celebrate Christian unity

Jan 18, 2005

Students, Faculty, and community leaders will gather tomorrow night at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Christ the King Chapel in Ohio... Read more

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Family Research Council: Bush must take stronger lead in protecting marriage

Jan 18, 2005

President Bush must follow through on a campaign promise and take a stronger lead in protecting marriage, said Tony Perkins,... Read more

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New York Times fails to print story on Hitler’s plot to kidnap Pius XII

Jan 18, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue issued a statement yesterday, questioning the journalistic integrity of the New York Times. He noted... Read more

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Pope extends special greeting to Armenian Patriarch

Jan 18, 2005

At the end of his general audience today, the Holy Father gave a special greeting to the Armenian delegation present... Read more

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Kidnapped archbishop says Pope’s appeal resulted in his quick release

Jan 18, 2005

The Iraqi archbishop, who was kidnapped Monday but released yesterday after 19 hours in captivity, credits the Pope for his... Read more

Pope calls prayer the “soul of the ecumenical movement”

Jan 18, 2005

"These are days of reflection and prayer”, the Holy Father said today in his general audience at the Vatican, recalling... Read more

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Spanish bishops’ spokesman says science also supports abstinence

Jan 18, 2005

Despite media reports around the world that the bishops of Spain have thrown their support behind condoms as a means... Read more

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Spanish archbishop says political decisions should take morality into account

Jan 17, 2005

Archbishop Fernando Sebastián of Pamplona, Spain, said last week morality should be a factor in all political activity, in seeking... Read more

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Lutheran panel says ‘no’ to same-sex marriage; proposes tolerance for homosexuality

Jan 17, 2005

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America should officially maintain its traditional position against same-sex blessing ceremonies and ministers involved in... Read more

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Selective abortions to be outlawed in China

Jan 17, 2005

According to a report in the publication “China Daily,” the Chinese government is set to pass a law that would... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera reacts to new US law calling for respect for immigrants

Jan 17, 2005

The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, expressed his concern this week for a new law in Arizona... Read more

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Cardinal Medina Estevez calls on Chileans to protect 9 year-old mother and child

Jan 17, 2005

The ex-prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Jorge Medina, issued a call... Read more