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St. Louis Parish Votes Down Archbishop’s Directive

Jan 9, 2005

Last night, parishoners at a North St. Louis Church overwhelmingly voted down a proposal to conform to Archdiocesan standards and... Read more

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Catholic students in Cincinnati hope to raise $100,000 for Asian victims

Jan 9, 2005

The Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are hoping to raise $100,000 by Jan. 30 – Catholic Schools... Read more

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Catholics cautioned about ‘objectionable’ magazine

Jan 9, 2005

The Diocese of Pittsburg issued an official warning about a quarterly magazine, called Thorns and Roses. The warning was reported... Read more

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New Jersey school district sued for ban on Christmas music

Jan 9, 2005

The Maplewood Public School District is facing a lawsuit for having banned traditional Christmas music, including instrumentals, last month.  Read more

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Pope invites rediscovery of Baptism

Jan 9, 2005

The Pope's Angelus reflections today, the feast of the Baptism of Jesus, highlighted this sacrament which he said the Evangelists... Read more

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Pope voices call to youth to “Put out into the Deep”

Jan 9, 2005

Made public today was the Holy Father's message for the 42nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, to be held... Read more

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Pope Challenges New Cuban Ambassador to Promote Religious Freedom

Jan 9, 2005

This morning, the Pope received the Letters of Credence of the new ambassador from the Republic of Cuba, Raul Roa... Read more

In wake of tragic year, Pope says to the world-“Do not be overcome by evil”

Jan 9, 2005

This morning at 11 in the Regia Hall, John Paul II met with the members of the diplomatic corps accredited... Read more

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Sri Lankan President Expresses Gratitude to Catholic Bishops

Jan 6, 2005

On Tuesday, Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga met with a delegation from the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCSL)... Read more

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Vandals set fire to statue of baby Jesus and Crucifix in Puerto Rico

Jan 6, 2005

Local authorities in Puerto Rico reported this week that a statue of the baby Jesus and a crucifix were found... Read more

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Aid to the Church in Need to donate $316,000 to tsunami victims

Jan 6, 2005

The International Catholic Association Aid to the Church in Need said it will donate $316,000 to help victims of the... Read more

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Chilean Supreme Court exempts Archdiocese from reparations for crimes committed by ex-priest

Jan 6, 2005

Chile’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Archdiocese of Santiago does not have to provide economic reparations to abuse victims... Read more

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Feminists in Uruguay demand President-elect to support legal abortion

Jan 6, 2005

More than 50 feminist organizations have sent an open letter to Uruguayan President-elect Tabaré Vásquez demanding he support the legalization... Read more

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Pro-life Movement Adopts Wristband Charity

Jan 6, 2005

Inspired by the success of cyclist Lance Armstrong and the St. Louis Cardinals, two St. Louis siblings have recently jumped... Read more

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St. Louis Parish to Vote Weather or not to Comply With Archbishop

Jan 6, 2005

Since last March, a dispute has been heating up between the Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish... Read more

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Morning-after pill shows no benefit from over-the-counter access

Jan 6, 2005

A new study debunks the claim that making the morning-after pill available without a prescription would cut the number of... Read more

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Hartford Catholics urged to protest death penalty

Jan 6, 2005

With less than 20 days before Connecticut’s first execution in 44 years, Catholics in the state are being urged to... Read more

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Phoenix bishop recognized for bold leadership

Jan 6, 2005

After only one year as head of the Diocese of Phoenix, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has already made his mark.... Read more

Cardinal Keeler urges Senate to reject pro-abortion test for judicial nominees

Jan 6, 2005

Nominees who oppose abortion should not be disregarded for judicial office in the United States, said William Cardinal Keeler in... Read more

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Catholic magazine in Cuba takes stock of successes and challenges for the future

Jan 5, 2005

Despite heavy restrictions on freedom of speech in Cuba, the magazine “Palabra Nueva” (“New Word”), published by the Archdiocese of... Read more