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Catholic hospitals, churches aid earthquake victims

May 30, 2006

Catholic hospitals are in the thick of the rescue-and-recovery efforts in Indonesia after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Yogyakarta, killing... Read more

Cardinal O'Malley leads “pilgrimage of atonement” for victims of sexual abuse

May 29, 2006

Cardinal Sean O'Malley is leading a novena of masses leading up to Pentecost to pray for forgiveness and healing for... Read more

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Blair to meet Pope and invite him to UK

May 29, 2006

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to have his first papal audience with Pope Benedict XVI this weekend and... Read more

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Bishop Olmsted tackles sexual teachings in series of columns

May 29, 2006

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix is tackling the meaning of true humansexuality from a Catholic perspective in a series of... Read more

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Catholic Relief Services joins $1.2-million Catholic aid to Indonesia

May 29, 2006

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has joined a $1.2-million emergency response plan that includes the Vatican’s Caritas Internationalis network and other... Read more

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Bishop faithful to Rome challenges Chinese government

May 29, 2006

Bishop Wu Qinjing of Zhouzi, whose episcopal ordination was approved by the Holy See but was not recognized by the... Read more

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Cardinals exhort Mexicans to thwart fraud by showing up at the polls

May 29, 2006

The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, exhorted Mexicans this week to vote to maintain the peace his... Read more

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Eternal flame honoring John Paul II to be lit at Vatican grottos

May 29, 2006

ThisFriday an eternal flame in honor of Pope John Paul II will be lit atthe Vatican grottos, in a ceremony... Read more

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Bishops of Ecuador: unwanted pregnancies not an excuse to legalize “emergency contraception"

May 29, 2006

In an official statement published Monday, the Bishops’ Conference of Ecuador praised a ruling by the Constitutional Court—the equivalent in... Read more

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Do not be afraid to desire of a full, happy, successful life, Pope says to Youth in Krakow

May 28, 2006

On Saturday afternoon, Pope Benedict presided over a celebration with young people in Krakow’s Blonie Park - the site of... Read more

‘Our silence becomes in turn a plea for forgiveness and reconciliation,’ says Pope on Auschwitz visit

May 28, 2006

On Sunday afternoon, Benedict XVI travelled by car from the archbishop's palace in Krakow to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps, on... Read more

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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court rejects homosexual marriage

May 28, 2006

The Notivida news agency is reporting that the Supreme Court of Costa Rica has declared homosexual marriage to be unconstitutional.  Read more

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Former Polish leader says Europe must be built on Christian values

May 28, 2006

Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland and recipient of the 1983 Noble Peace Prize, said last week the new... Read more

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12th Congress on Science and Human Life to be held in Spain

May 28, 2006

Inpreparation for the 5th World Meeting of Families, which will takeplace this July in Valencia, Spain, the 12th Congress on... Read more

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Church people, refugees want end to violence in East Timor

May 28, 2006

Church people and refugees in East Timor are hoping foreign troops will be able to end the violence that has... Read more

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Leaders of new movements to hold gathering on the beauty of being Christian

May 28, 2006

In anticipation of their meeting with Pope Benedict on June 3rd in St. Peter’s Square, leaders and members of the... Read more

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Washington ordains largest class since 1973

May 28, 2006

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick ordained the Archdiocese of Washington's largest class of priests since 1973 and the second largest in the... Read more

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US bishops ask modifications in Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act

May 28, 2006

The U.S. bishops have called for modifications to the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 to support a two-state solution to... Read more

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US bishops applaud passage of Senate Immigration Reform Bill

May 28, 2006

The U.S. bishops view the immigration bill that passed May 25 in the Senate as a critical first step in... Read more

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Pope Benedict recalls Pope John Paul ‘s ‘faithful dedication to Virgin Mary during Wadowice visit

May 28, 2006

On Saturday morning, after celebrating a private Mass in the chapel of the archbishop's palace in Krakow, the Holy Father... Read more