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U.S. bishops said to withdraw presidential questionnaire

Sep 8, 2004

In a letter released to the U.S. bishops Friday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of Government Liaison announced... Read more

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Cardinal Mahony ordered to hand over secret documents on accused priests

Sep 8, 2004

The Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday ordered Cardinal Roger Mahony to hand over documents from the archdiocese’s secret personnel files... Read more

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Pope welcomes members of Schoenstatt movement

Sep 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II today welcomed 2,000 members of the Schoenstatt movement, a Catholic secular institute devoted to defending family... Read more

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Law center challenges removal of 43-foot cross from public square

Sep 8, 2004

The West Coast regional office of the Thomas More Law Center has filed a brief in federal court, challenging a... Read more

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Nebraska ruling favors abortion doctors, says USCCB official

Sep 8, 2004

A Nebraska federal court’s decision yesterday that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is unconstitutional shows that the courts will not... Read more

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Democrats give up on religious outreach

Sep 8, 2004

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) decided to end its religious outreach program after it received some negative attention about the... Read more

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Quadriplegics demand Spanish government respect for their right to life

Sep 8, 2004

The controversy surrounding positive comments from Spanish government officials regarding a film which depicts a quadriplegic man who committed suicide... Read more

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Priests not allowed to hold public office, Bolivian bishops reiterate

Sep 8, 2004

Responding to the decision by a local priest to run for the office of mayor, the Secretary of the Bishops... Read more

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Spanish government would entertain proposals for Euthanasia

Sep 8, 2004

The Spanish Justice Minister, Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, said Tuesday that there is currently no bill on the agenda to... Read more

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Cuban dissident sends message of faith, hope to political prisoners

Sep 8, 2004

In an interview with the Cubanet news agency, noted Cuban dissident Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, recently released from prison for... Read more

US Bishops’ “Presidential Questionnaire” not withdrawn, just “not published,” says USCCB official

Sep 8, 2004

An official from the US Bishops Communications Office told Catholic News Agency that the “Presidential Questionnaire,” delivered some weeks ago... Read more

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Pope focuses Wednesday audience on children, especially those killed in Russia

Sep 7, 2004

Pope John Paul II invited the crowd gathered at this morning’s general audience in the Paul VI Hall, on the... Read more

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World needs peace, not violence, says Pope to inter-religious summit

Sep 7, 2004

In view of the third anniversary of September 11, 2001, Pope John Paul II strongly affirmed in a message to... Read more

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Costa Rican-born priest named Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

Sep 7, 2004

Pope John Paul II has appointed Costa-Rican born Monsignor Alexander Salazar, Vice-Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and pastor... Read more

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Catholic leaders urge Congress to preserve 'conscience-protection' language in legislation

Sep 7, 2004

Three Catholic leaders, including Catholic medical doctors and a USCCB official, are urging Congress to maintain “conscience-protection” language in current... Read more

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Cardinal Martino joins Priests for Life, says Catholics cannot vote pro-abortion

Sep 7, 2004

Renato Cardinal Martino, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has joined the Episcopal Board of Priests... Read more

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Vatican watcher questions “lack of coherence” in confronting challenge of fanatical Islam

Sep 7, 2004

In a column published this Wednesday, Vatican observer Sandro Magister says many Catholic leaders are suffering from a dangerous “lack... Read more

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Donation by Catholic sisters to pro-abortion group sparks controversy

Sep 7, 2004

In an act that has puzzled Catholic Church officials, the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters donated $200 to an organization... Read more

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Bishop asks Catholics to visit Egypt to encourage “persecuted brethren”

Sep 7, 2004

The Coptic Catholic Bishop of Sohag in southern Egypt, Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir, is asking Catholics around the world to visit... Read more

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Spanish bishop explains why marriage and homosexual unions are not equivalent

Sep 7, 2004

Responding to the Spanish government’s announcement that it will be sending a bill to the House of Representatives that would... Read more