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U.S. bishops launch national ad campaign to teach about stem-cell research

Oct 25, 2004

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched a nationwide two-week ad campaign on stem-cell research today. Read more

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Brazilian bishops satisfied with Supreme Court decision on abortion

Oct 24, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Brazil published an official statement expressing satisfaction at the decision of the Supreme Court on October... Read more

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Controversy over anti-Semitism campaign in France that insults Jesus and Mary

Oct 24, 2004

The Union of Jewish Students of France will launch a media campaign next week aimed at “sensitizing” the French about... Read more

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Rosary beads become hot fashion trend, bishops concerned

Oct 24, 2004

A popular Catholic devotion has become the latest fashion item. Christian shops have been overwhelmed by the demand for rosary... Read more

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Bishop says his duty is to ‘correctly inform’ voters’ consciences

Oct 24, 2004

Bishop Robert Carlson of Sioux Falls says he is not telling Catholics who to vote for, but it is his... Read more

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Pope asks for support of missions, prays for missionary vocations

Oct 24, 2004

Before reciting the Angelus yesterday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II, noting that it was World Mission Day,... Read more

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Place talents at the service of the Church, says Pope to students

Oct 24, 2004

In his homily during the Mass for the inauguration of the academic year of ecclesiastical universities on Saturday October 23,... Read more

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Kofi Annan supports cloning of human embryos

Oct 24, 2004

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has voiced his support for the cloning of human embryos for medical research in comments... Read more

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Reaction to Kerry speech from Catholic organizations

Oct 24, 2004

In the wake of Sen. John Kerry’s speech on his faith in Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday, Catholic organizations in America... Read more

Kerry says “I respect the bishops, but I respectfully disagree,” in speech on faith

Oct 24, 2004

In a campaign speech given in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday, Sen. John Kerry, hoping to win undecided Catholic voters,... Read more

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Larry Snyder named new head of Catholic Charities

Oct 24, 2004

Fr. Larry Snyder, who is currently executive director of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has been named president... Read more

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Archbishop-emeritus of Washington dies at 84

Oct 24, 2004

James Cardinal Hickey, former archbishop of Washington from 1980 to 2000, died yesterday in a local nursing home, run by... Read more

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Pope saddened by death of Cardinal Hickey

Oct 24, 2004

Pope John Paul II sent a telegram to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, expressing his deep sadness upon learning... Read more

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New compendium of social doctrine responds to current ethical, cultural, and pastoral challenges

Oct 24, 2004

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, presented the 500-page "Compendium of the Social Doctrine... Read more

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Vatican says 'No' to cloning at UN assembly

Oct 21, 2004

The Vatican has backed a treaty that completely bans human cloning as United Nations members began two days of debate... Read more

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West Virginia Bishop: abortion is 'Greatest Evil of Our Age'

Oct 21, 2004

In the light of statistics that indicate that “Catholics are no different than the general population in their opinion on... Read more

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Catholics, as voters or elected officials, must defend human person, bishop Wenski says

Oct 21, 2004

In a homily during the Closing Mass of the Catholic Leadership Conference held in Philadelphia yesterday, Bishop Thomas Wenski of... Read more

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Chaste love defends the family against attack and fights AIDS, says Pope

Oct 21, 2004

Pope John Paul II, in an address to bishops from Angola and Sao Tome this morning – the 26th anniversary... Read more

Abortion is a human rights issue, not only religious, says Archbishop

Oct 21, 2004

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, in an op-ed piece published in today’s New York Times, blasted the notion that moral... Read more

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Venezuelan bishops encourage participation in regional elections

Oct 21, 2004

With regional and municipal elections just two weeks away, the Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued a statement exhorting the populace... Read more