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Australian bishops ready to tackle secularism, urge Sunday observance

May 20, 2004

Australia's bishops have taken up Pope John Paul's call to tackle secularism in Australian society and to encourage the observance... Read more

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Catholics not well-liked in film industry, says director

May 20, 2004

The renowned Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi says there is a terrible polarization between the communications media and faith, and... Read more

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Religion is fundamental for the intellectual development of children, says chancellor

May 20, 2004

The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, said this week in Valencia, Spain, that religion... Read more

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Catholic University of Argentina convenes International Congress on 10th anniversary of Veritatis Splendor

May 20, 2004

In order to mark the 10th anniversary of the papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor, the Pontifical Universtity of Argentina is organizing... Read more

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48 Catholic Democrats send letter of complaint to Cardinal McCarrick about the stance of some bishops on Communion

May 19, 2004

Forty-eight Democrat Catholic members of the US Congress  sent a letter, May 10, to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick complaining about the... Read more

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Church not threatened by decreased funding, does not ‘exist because of money,’ says official

May 19, 2004

The Diocese of Colorado Springs is willing to be poor in order to preach the Gospel and it is not... Read more

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Bishop hosts sex-abuse conference, says abuse impacts all parts of society

May 19, 2004

The Diocese of Pheonix has partnered with the county attorney’s office to host a summit today, designed for individuals who... Read more

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Pope John Paul mourns death of Senegalese Cardinal

May 19, 2004

Pope John Paul II sent a telegram mourning the death of Cardinal Hyacinthe Thiandoum,  Archbishop of Dakar, Senegal, for more... Read more

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Swiss bishops denounce calls for Pope to retire

May 19, 2004

Swiss bishops say a letter written by Swiss intellectuals and theologians, calling on the Pope to retire, “disgusting” and "tasteless.”... Read more

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Excerpts from Pope’s new book revealed

May 19, 2004

An article in the Spanish newspaper ABC has published several excerpts from the new book written by Pope John Paul... Read more

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Catholic Church in Peru launches solidarity outreach to adolescent mothers

May 19, 2004

Adolescent mothers are the focus of the Peruvian Bishops Conference Outreach program for this year, which will begin on Saturday,... Read more

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Bishops of Ecuador ask for assistance for Colombian refugees

May 19, 2004

Statistics indicate that more than 300,000 Colombians are residing in Ecuador, 7,000 of whom are refugees.  In the last five... Read more

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Cardinal says Immaculate Conception important doctrine for today’s culture

May 19, 2004

Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop of Seville, Spain, said this week that the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the... Read more

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The Sacrament of Confession brings joy of being forgiven, Pope says

May 18, 2004

Because God “responds right away with generous forgiveness… for the faithful who repent and are forgiven, despite life’s trials, a... Read more

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Majority in the U.S. use Internet for religious reasons, report says

May 18, 2004

Of the almost 130 million Americans who are Internet users, 64 per cent of them, or almost 82 million, use... Read more

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Catholic League call Catholic candidate to coherence in political discourse

May 18, 2004

The Catholic League president says that Catholic politicians, who claim to personally agree with Church teaching, yet feel obligated not... Read more

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Pope calls Poland to remind Europe of its Christian roots

May 18, 2004

“Through the centuries, Europe’s spiritual and cultural patrimony was formed and defended even at the cost of the lives of... Read more

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Pope recalls Polish heroism at key battle during World War II

May 18, 2004

John Paul II had special words for his fellow Poles this morning at the end of his weekly general audience... Read more

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Vietnam sentences four Christians to prison for holding worship services

May 18, 2004

Four Hmong Christians, who organized and led weekly worship services in a house church in Vietnam’s remote province of Ha... Read more

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“The Church is not a club, it exists for evangelization,” warns Argentinean Bishop

May 18, 2004

Bishop Joaquin Piña of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, said this week each Christian is called to be a missionary and that... Read more