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Pope calls Slovenia to remain faithful to its Christian tradition

May 27, 2004

Upon receiving Anton Rop, Prime Minister of Slovenia, Pope John Paul called the Balkan nation separated from Yugoslavia to remain... Read more

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Vatican publishes guidelines for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist

May 27, 2004

In a communique released today, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced the publication of the “Lineamenta” for... Read more

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Cardinal Pell says Australia has an obligation to help ‘build a decent Iraq’

May 27, 2004

George Cardinal Pell believes Australia has an obligation to try to build a decent society in postwar Iraq. Read more

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Cuban bishops worried by US measures to tighten embargo

May 27, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Cuba issued a statement this week expressing their concern about recent measures the US said it... Read more

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Colombian bishops: 40 years of mourning is legacy of Guerrilla

May 27, 2004

Fearing the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) might “celebrate” the 40th anniversary of their uprising with violence, the bishops... Read more

Cardinal Law given a ceremonial post at the Vatican

May 26, 2004

Pope John Paul appointed the former Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Francis Bernard Law, as the new Archpriest of the Patriarchal... Read more

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Homosexuals must be accepted, but not their sexual behavior, says Bishop Olmsted

May 26, 2004

Bishop James Olmsted of Phoenix issued a letter on the dos and don’ts in providing pastoral care to homosexuals in... Read more

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Pope calls for international effort to put an end increasing violence in the world

May 26, 2004

Addressing seven new ambassadors to the Holy See, Pope John Paul insisted on the need for an international effort to... Read more

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Pope receives commemorative medal from Russian Federation

May 26, 2004

On Thursday morning, Pope John Paul II received Igor Sergeevich Rimmer, president of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg (Russian... Read more

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Cardinal Tauran to Muslims: “conflict must not prevent dialogue”

May 26, 2004

During his speech at the Conference on Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, former Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, said... Read more

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English bishops give moral instruction in new document

May 26, 2004

The Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales issued a 103-page document yesterday, called “Cherishing Life”, which outlines the teachings... Read more

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Catholics who dissent with Church teachings should refrain from receiving Communion, Bishop Wuerl

May 26, 2004

At a public lecture this week, Bishop Donald W. Wuerl of Pittsburgh said Catholics, who dissent with Church teachings, should... Read more

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Mexican autoworkers give last VW beetle to Pope

May 26, 2004

At the conclusion of this week’s general audience, Pope John Paul II received a unique gift: the last Volkswagen “Beetle”... Read more

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Vatican watcher outlines important passages of Pope’s new autobiographical book

May 26, 2004

According to renowned Vatican observer Sandro Magister of the online weekly “L’Espresso,” what Pope John Paul II writes, as well... Read more

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Spain: Embryo can never be used for an end that is not for its own good

May 26, 2004

Responding to the recent decision by the National Committee for Assisted Reproduction in Spain to request legal authorization for the... Read more

Archbishop of Denver: It's a matter of honesty: to receive Communion, we need to be in communion

May 25, 2004

The matter of Communion and pro-abortion politicians is not one about giving or not giving the Eucharist, but a matter... Read more

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Boston to close 65 churches

May 25, 2004

The Archdiocese of Boston announced yesterday that it will be closing 70 parishes, but creating five new ones. Sixty church... Read more

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Arkansas Christian family marks birth of 15th child

May 25, 2004

When Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar married almost 20 years ago, they used birth control pills. Four years into their... Read more

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Cuban authorities prohibit distribution of medicine in parish

May 25, 2004

The Cubanet news agency is denouncing the move by Cuban authorities in Santa Clara to prohibit a parish from distributing... Read more

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Groups seek to legalize “medicinal babies” in Spain

May 25, 2004

The National Committee for Assisted Human Reproduction in Spain took the first step towards legalizing human embryo selection for the... Read more