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Brazilian mayor accused of involvement in murder of US missionary

Mar 3, 2005

The mayor of Anapu, Brazil, Luiz Reis do Carvalho, denied having any role in a supposed plan to protect the... Read more

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Pope speaks “strongly” against culture of death in latest book, says Vatican watcher

Mar 3, 2005

In his weekly column for L’Espresso Online, Vatican watcher Sandro Magister notes that although Pope John Paul II has temporarily... Read more

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Ecuadorian bishop warns power grab could lead to dictatorship

Mar 3, 2005

Bishop Julio Teran Dutari of Ibarra, Ecuador, expressed his support this week for the recent declaration of the Bishops Conference... Read more

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Catholic Charities welcomes senators' antipoverty agenda

Mar 3, 2005

Catholic Charities USA welcomes some senators’ efforts to put poverty issues on the Congressional agenda, calling their proposals “a good... Read more

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Gonzaga University discriminates against Christian students, columnist says

Mar 3, 2005

A distinguished law professor at UNC-Wilmington recently wrote the president of the Jesuit-run Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., pointing out... Read more

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New research on science and theology to be presented at Vatican

Mar 3, 2005

The Vatican announced today that next Friday, March 11th, new research will be presented on the relationship between science, philosophy... Read more

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European University Day seeks to build ‘new humanism’

Mar 3, 2005

"Intellectual and Scientific Research, a Way to Meet Christ", will be the theme of a gathering of young Europeans as... Read more

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Schindlers request new trial in Terri Schiavo case based on judge's error

Mar 3, 2005

The attorney for Terri Schindler Schiavo's parents has filed a new motion, alleging that Judge George W. Greer’s decision in... Read more

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U.S. has not backed down on pro-life stance to U.N.

Mar 3, 2005

Contrary to what many media sources have been reporting, the U.S. has not backed down on what has been called... Read more

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Florida Bishops break silence on Schiavo case

Mar 3, 2005

In a statement made public yesterday, but dated February 28th, the Florida Catholic Conference broke their silence regarding brain-damaged Terri... Read more

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Bishop Olmsted makes case for the need to kneel during consecration

Mar 3, 2005

Kneeling during mass plays a central role in worship and must be encouraged in Catholic parishes, said Bishop Thomas J.... Read more

Chaput defends Church’s role in public life

Mar 3, 2005

Speaking to a sometimes hostile crowd of civic and business leaders on Tuesday, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput set out to defend... Read more

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New bishop installed at La Crosse Diocese

Mar 2, 2005

Chicago native Bishop Jerome Listecki was installed as the new bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse this week. The... Read more

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Italian lawmaker calls for reopening of investigation into assassination plot against Pope

Mar 2, 2005

A leading committee chairman of the Italian Congress is calling for the reopening of the investigation into the assassination attempt... Read more

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Parkinson’s sufferers thank Pope for “exemplary witness”

Mar 2, 2005

An association of Parkinson’s sufferers has sent a letter of encouragement and appreciation to Pope John Paul II for the... Read more

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Archbishop says Pope bears suffering with greater dignity than “The Sea Inside”

Mar 2, 2005

Archbishop Fernando Sebastian of Pamplona,Vice President of the Bishops Conference of Spain, said during his Ad limina visit this week... Read more

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Catholic refugees freed from church sanctuary in Canada

Mar 2, 2005

After spending 13 months in sanctuary in the basement of Notre-Dame-de-Grace Catholic Church in Montreal, three Catholic Palestinian refugees were... Read more

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Family Research Council spokesman expresses hope in Ten Commandments case

Mar 2, 2005

Yesterday, Pat Trueman, Senior Legal Council for the Family Research Council called the day’s arguments in the cases of McCreary... Read more

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Colorado Catholic Conference speaks out against mandatory contraception bill

Mar 2, 2005

The Colorado Catholic Conference is encouraging the state’s faithful to fight against a new bill before the state’s House of... Read more

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Disability-rights activist, once considered ‘a vegetable’, joins fight for Terri Schiavo

Mar 2, 2005

A disability-rights activist, who was once dependent on a feeding tube and considered “a vegetable” by medical professionals, has joined... Read more