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Vatican officials to attend Christian-Muslim dialogue in Qatar

May 24, 2004

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, librarian and archivist of Holy Roman Church and Archbishops Michael Fitzgerald and Pier Luigi Celata, respectively president... Read more

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FDA’s decision to refuse over-the-counter access of morning-after pill is ‘solid’ and ‘scientific’

May 24, 2004

A public policy analyst with the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is defending the... Read more

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Argentinean bishops urge society to protect and strengthen the family

May 24, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Argentina meeting in plenary assembly this week published a document entitled, “The Family: Image of God’s... Read more

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Silent holocaust of abortion is not progress, says Spanish bishop

May 24, 2004

Bishop Antonio Reig of Segorbe-Castellón, Spain, says abortion is a “silent holocaust,” and that it cannot be considered “progress,” adding... Read more

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Spanish socialists propose granting Muslims equal legal status with the Church

May 24, 2004

The ruling party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), announced it will support an effort that would put... Read more

Pope urges US bishops for stronger defense of marriage and family

May 23, 2004

The Holy Father exhorted the American bishops to build towards a stronger culture of marriage and family, insisting that steps... Read more

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Pope says parents responsible for how media is used at home

May 23, 2004

The Holy Father spoke on Sunday, at the weekly prayer of the Regina Caeli with pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square,... Read more

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Pope slams anti-Semitism, urges a solution for the Holy Land

May 23, 2004

Pope John Paul II condemned  anti-Semitism this Monday using the words of the Second Vatican Council, “clearly and definitively…in all... Read more

New Jersey senator leaving the Catholic Church explains his reasons

May 23, 2004

New Jersey Sen. Bernard Kenny (D-33rd Dist.) announced that he has decided to leave the Catholic Church, based on the... Read more

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Politicians' letter to bishops is ‘disrespectful’ and ‘arrogant’

May 23, 2004

In a television broadcast last week, Raymond A. Flynn, president Your Catholic Voice, said it was disrespectful for Democratic pro-abortion... Read more

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Cardinal Kasper arrives in Jerusalem on official visit

May 23, 2004

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, arrives today in Jerusalem where he will stay... Read more

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Pope welcomes delegations from Eastern Europe in Rome to pay homage to "Founding Fathers"

May 23, 2004

Pope John Paul II  welcomed on Monday two separate delegations from Macedonia and Bulgaria, both visiting Rome  on the occasion... Read more

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New York holds largest ordination in the U.S.

May 23, 2004

The Archdiocese of New York celebrated the largest ordination in the U.S. this past weekend. Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop of... Read more

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“Pope’s discourse on Europe was underestimated,” says Italian Vatican observer

May 23, 2004

According to an article by Vatican observer Sandro Magister of the online magazine “L’Espresso,” the discourse Pope John Paul II... Read more

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American Life League responds to 48 Catholic congressmen: "You can't be Catholic and pro-abortion."

May 20, 2004

Judie Brown, President of American Life League (ALL,) issued a statement yesterday responding to the 48 Catholic members of the... Read more

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Archdiocese of Newark gets two new Auxiliary Bishops

May 20, 2004

Pope John Paul II appointed today two new Auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Newark, headed by Archbishop John Myers. Read more

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Ordination of three men shows universality of the Church in Denver

May 20, 2004

Three men from three ethnic backgrounds will be ordained for the Archdiocese of Denver this week. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput,... Read more

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Pope encourages New Zealand to promote dialogue within “the human family”

May 20, 2004

“New Zealanders have always cherished the fundamental value of freedom, justice and peace. Indeed, in the face of aggression or... Read more

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Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace opens discussion on future of Africa

May 20, 2004

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, headed by Cardinal Renato Martino,  opened today a study session on the social... Read more

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Catholic-Jewish Committee expresses concerns over aftermaths of ‘Passion’

May 20, 2004

The Catholic-Jewish Consultation Committee met in New York April 20 to discuss their respective views of “The Passion of the... Read more