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South Korea indicts scientist for stem-cell fraud

May 14, 2006

Cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk was indicted Friday on charges of fraud, embezzlement and bioethics violations in a scandal over faked... Read more

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Catholic grade-schoolers cut their locks for a cause

May 14, 2006

Eight third-graders and their teacher at All Saints School in Kansas City made a special field trip to a hair... Read more

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State church installs bishop, ordained without Vatican consent in 2000

May 14, 2006

China's state-approved Catholic Church welcomed the installation Sunday of another bishop who was not approved by the pope, exacerbating Beijing's... Read more

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Euthanasia Bill defeated in British House of Lords

May 14, 2006

The British House of Lords voted 148-100 against a measure that would have legalized assisted suicide in the European nation.... Read more

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Argentinean lawyers reject AIDS prevention manual for students

May 14, 2006

The Corporation of Catholic Lawyers in Argentina has rejected the distribution of a manual on AIDS prevention to 11 year-old... Read more

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Pro-life groups in Colombia prepare legal challenges against high court ruling legalizing abortion

May 14, 2006

Two pro-life associations in Colombia have expressed their rejection of a ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court legalizing abortion in... Read more

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Spanish bishops decry European resolution on homophobia as excuse to legitimize same-sex couples

May 14, 2006

The executive committee of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference has warned against a recent resolution from the European Parliament condemning homophobia and rejecting... Read more

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City officials in Croatian city tell tourists to cover up

May 14, 2006

The Croatian city of Vrbnik on the island of Krk has decided to do something about the bikini-clad tourists that... Read more

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Korean Catholic Church launched administrative streamlining of Korean dioceses through computer software

May 14, 2006

A software program to set all the parishes of South Korea in a network and to streamline their administrative management... Read more

Believers are called to open their arms and hearts to everyone, whatever their country of origin, says Pope

May 14, 2006

“Christians must particularly open their hearts to the lowliest and the poorest, in whom Christ Himself is especially present,” Pope... Read more

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Benedict XVI recalls miraculous saving of Pope John Paul II in assassination attempt

May 14, 2006

During the Sunday Angelus he presided over this morning, Pope Benedict recalled today the apparitions in Fatima and the prophecy... Read more

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Vatican denies alleged “scandal” of official and announces it will take legal action

May 14, 2006

The Press office of the Vatican released a strong message this Sunday Morning, strongly denying charges of a scandal, in... Read more

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When religion’s true nature is understood, it can help counter terrorism, Vatican representative tells U.N.

May 11, 2006

The Holy See’s Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent observer to the United Nations, was in New York yesterday to take part... Read more

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Vatican prepares for anniversaries of first Fatima appearance, JPII assassination attempt on Saturday

May 11, 2006

Officials at the Vatican are preparing to recognize two major anniversaries tomorrow. May 13th marks both the 89th anniversary of... Read more

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Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, British religious authorities urge Parliament against euthanasia bill.

May 11, 2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster has signed a joint letter with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and... Read more

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Tom Hanks defends Da Vinci Code as ‘fun, scavenger hunt nonsense’ not attack on faith

May 11, 2006

As the controversial Da Vinci Code movie is set to be released next Friday, actors and production officials continued trying... Read more

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Group says Democratic support was key passage of South Dakota anti-abortion bill

May 11, 2006

Democrats For Life of America commended the South Dakota legislature for recently approving a bill that will prohibit abortion in... Read more

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U.K. bishops call on government to take urgent action against human trafficking

May 11, 2006

Stating that current measures to protect victims of human trafficking in the United Kingdom are inadequate, the bishops of England... Read more

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Anti-pornography advocates pleased as .XXX domain proposal crumbles

May 11, 2006

The five-year battle over whether the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) should implement a .xxx domain for... Read more

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U.S. House rejects military abortion bill

May 11, 2006

The House of Representatives Wednesday rejected a measure which would have allowed military women to obtain surgical abortions at U.S.... Read more