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John Paul II intends to travel to Cologne for WYD

Oct 27, 2004

A Vatican official has confirmed that despite his frail health, Pope John Paul II “is sure” he will visit Cologne... Read more

“No historian can forget” Europe’s Christian legacy, says Pope

Oct 27, 2004

This morning Pope John Paul II, receiving Romano Prodi, outgoing president of the European Commission, on the eve of the... Read more

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The five most important issues for Catholic voters

Oct 26, 2004

Abortion, "right to die" legislation, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning and same sex marriage are the five fundamental and... Read more

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Uruguayan bishops call Catholics to integrity in public and private life

Oct 26, 2004

With national elections just days away, the Permanent Council of the Uruguayan Bishops Conference issued a statement calling on Catholics... Read more

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Spain is "mission territory," land of much "religious ignorance," says Archbishop

Oct 26, 2004

Archbishop Jaume Pujol of Tarragona, Spain, said this week “religious ignorance is widespread” and therefore missionary work is needed not... Read more

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Paraguayan Archbishop calls for prayers for end to violence

Oct 26, 2004

Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo of Asuncion, Paraguay, called for prayers this week for the country’s leaders so that the wave of... Read more

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15,000 protest abortion policies of Spanish socialist party

Oct 26, 2004

According to figures from local police officials, some 15,000 people participated last Friday in a protest in Madrid against the... Read more

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Orthodox dedicate "floating chapel" to saint who evangelized Russia

Oct 26, 2004

The Russian Orthodox Church is set to dedicate a new chapel boat on October 31 to St. Vladimir, the ruler... Read more

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Religious beliefs, freedom, not threat to peace but an "enduring resource" against terrorism

Oct 26, 2004

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations, at a committee meeting on the issue of the... Read more

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New Hampshire bishop issues Catholic voter’s guide

Oct 26, 2004

The Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, has issued a teaching guide for voters that says abortion, the destruction of human... Read more

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Florida's Catholic bishops voice voting principles

Oct 26, 2004

Florida's nine bishops have joined other episcopal state conferences is issuing a statement in parishes this past weekend that urges... Read more

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Ambassador Flynn urges Catholics to take their values to the polls

Oct 26, 2004

A former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican released a statement yesterday calling on Catholics to exercise “responsible citizenship” and take... Read more

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Pope shares in suffering of Iraq and of victims of terrorism

Oct 26, 2004

At the end of today’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II expressed his “affectionate participation” in... Read more

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Abortionists request suspension of tax-exempt status of archdiocese, Catholic League counterattacks

Oct 26, 2004

A pro-abortion group that claims to be Catholic has requested that the tax-exempt status of the Archdiocese of Denver be... Read more

Money, success, power, not absolute, can’t save us from death, says Pope

Oct 26, 2004

In today’s general audience Pope John Paul II said that reflection on death puts things we ususally consider absolute into... Read more

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Notre Dame alumnus regrets misrepresentation of Catholic teachings by some U. officals

Oct 26, 2004

William McGurn, an executive with News Corp and writer of a weekly column for the New York Post regretted yesterday... Read more

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Pope receives Polish pilgrims from new diocese

Oct 25, 2004

Pope John Paul II received 800 fellow Poles from the newly instituted diocese of Bydgoszcz in Poland, this morning who,... Read more

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Vatican council discusses pastoral answers for world’s street children

Oct 25, 2004

The first International Meeting on Pastoral Care for Street Children was inaugurated yesterday in the Vatican by the Pontifical Council... Read more

Result of presidential election serious concern for world, says Knights of Columbus CEO

Oct 25, 2004

Knights of Columbus CEO Carl A. Anderson, consultor to the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace who were meeting in... Read more

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Colombian bishops slam donation by Dutch group to Marxist rebels

Oct 25, 2004

The President of the Colombian Bishops Conference, Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Saenz, denounced a Danish non-governmental organization this week for making... Read more