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Pope says parents responsible for how media is used at home

May 23, 2004

The Holy Father spoke on Sunday, at the weekly prayer of the Regina Caeli with pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square,... Read more

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Pope slams anti-Semitism, urges a solution for the Holy Land

May 23, 2004

Pope John Paul II condemned  anti-Semitism this Monday using the words of the Second Vatican Council, “clearly and definitively…in all... Read more

New Jersey senator leaving the Catholic Church explains his reasons

May 23, 2004

New Jersey Sen. Bernard Kenny (D-33rd Dist.) announced that he has decided to leave the Catholic Church, based on the... Read more

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Politicians' letter to bishops is ‘disrespectful’ and ‘arrogant’

May 23, 2004

In a television broadcast last week, Raymond A. Flynn, president Your Catholic Voice, said it was disrespectful for Democratic pro-abortion... Read more

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Cardinal Kasper arrives in Jerusalem on official visit

May 23, 2004

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, arrives today in Jerusalem where he will stay... Read more

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Pope welcomes delegations from Eastern Europe in Rome to pay homage to "Founding Fathers"

May 23, 2004

Pope John Paul II  welcomed on Monday two separate delegations from Macedonia and Bulgaria, both visiting Rome  on the occasion... Read more

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New York holds largest ordination in the U.S.

May 23, 2004

The Archdiocese of New York celebrated the largest ordination in the U.S. this past weekend. Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop of... Read more

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“Pope’s discourse on Europe was underestimated,” says Italian Vatican observer

May 23, 2004

According to an article by Vatican observer Sandro Magister of the online magazine “L’Espresso,” the discourse Pope John Paul II... Read more

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American Life League responds to 48 Catholic congressmen: "You can't be Catholic and pro-abortion."

May 20, 2004

Judie Brown, President of American Life League (ALL,) issued a statement yesterday responding to the 48 Catholic members of the... Read more

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Archdiocese of Newark gets two new Auxiliary Bishops

May 20, 2004

Pope John Paul II appointed today two new Auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Newark, headed by Archbishop John Myers. Read more

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Ordination of three men shows universality of the Church in Denver

May 20, 2004

Three men from three ethnic backgrounds will be ordained for the Archdiocese of Denver this week. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput,... Read more

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Pope encourages New Zealand to promote dialogue within “the human family”

May 20, 2004

“New Zealanders have always cherished the fundamental value of freedom, justice and peace. Indeed, in the face of aggression or... Read more

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Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace opens discussion on future of Africa

May 20, 2004

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, headed by Cardinal Renato Martino,  opened today a study session on the social... Read more

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Catholic-Jewish Committee expresses concerns over aftermaths of ‘Passion’

May 20, 2004

The Catholic-Jewish Consultation Committee met in New York April 20 to discuss their respective views of “The Passion of the... Read more

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Using ‘The Passion’ in classrooms and study groups

May 20, 2004

According to the Committee’s statement, Catholic schools and religious education groups should use these documents if they plan on the... Read more

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Australian bishops ready to tackle secularism, urge Sunday observance

May 20, 2004

Australia's bishops have taken up Pope John Paul's call to tackle secularism in Australian society and to encourage the observance... Read more

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Catholics not well-liked in film industry, says director

May 20, 2004

The renowned Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi says there is a terrible polarization between the communications media and faith, and... Read more

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Religion is fundamental for the intellectual development of children, says chancellor

May 20, 2004

The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, said this week in Valencia, Spain, that religion... Read more

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Catholic University of Argentina convenes International Congress on 10th anniversary of Veritatis Splendor

May 20, 2004

In order to mark the 10th anniversary of the papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor, the Pontifical Universtity of Argentina is organizing... Read more

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48 Catholic Democrats send letter of complaint to Cardinal McCarrick about the stance of some bishops on Communion

May 19, 2004

Forty-eight Democrat Catholic members of the US Congress  sent a letter, May 10, to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick complaining about the... Read more