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BBC takes reality TV to the monastery

May 11, 2004

The BBC’s latest attempt to take reality TV to a higher level has sceptics wondering if the program’s objectives will... Read more

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Spanish families reject distribution of abortion pills to adolescents

May 11, 2004

The Spanish Family Forum is rejecting an announcement by the mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz Gallardon, that the morning after... Read more

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Irish Archbishop calls on IRA to renounce violence

May 11, 2004

Archbishop Sean Brady of Armagh, is calling on the Irish Republican Army to disarm, saying “violence can never be justified.” Read more

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Search for new ways to preach the Gospel, fulfill mission of mercy and peace

May 10, 2004

The Holy Father lauded the members of the Pontifical Missionary Works at their general assembly this morning saying that their... Read more

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Six new saints to be proclaimed this Sunday in St. Peter’s Square

May 10, 2004

This sunday, May 16, the Holy Father will canonize six blesseds. Read more

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Pope sends condolences to families of victims and survivors of Grozny explosion

May 10, 2004

This morning a telegram offering condolences to the families of the victims of the bomb blast in a Grozny stadium... Read more

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“The Passion of the Christ” DVD to be released in August

May 10, 2004

Icon Productions has announced this morning that Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" will be released on DVD on... Read more

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With limited resources Church Cuba provides health care to thousands

May 10, 2004

Despite growing material needs, the Cuban Bishops Conference has reported that the Church in Cuba will redouble its various social... Read more

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Archbishop reminds mothers that children are always a gift from God

May 10, 2004

Marking the celebration of Mother’s Day, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan Puerto Rico, reminded mothers that “a baby is... Read more

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Bishops to support mayors who refuse to distribute abortion pill

May 10, 2004

Several bishops in Chile have announced their firm support for the right of mayors to refuse to distribute the morning... Read more

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Catholic student tortured to death in Pakistan for refusing to deny faith in Christ

May 10, 2004

Javed Anjum, a 19-year-old Catholic student from Quetta in Pakistan died from torture wounds inflicted by Muslim extremists in Faisalabad... Read more

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Mary’s love for humankind cannot be ‘extinguished’, says Pope

May 9, 2004

If people were aware of the spiritual maternity of Mary, they would be much more fraternal toward each other, said... Read more

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Vatican official says “Torture grave offense to God.”

May 9, 2004

In the wake of the scandal in the United States surrounding the disclosure of pictures depicting acts of torture and... Read more

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“Passion” inspired artwork of Gibson’s assistant director Jan Michelini to be unveiled in U.S.

May 9, 2004

Mel Gibson’s assistant director for “The Passion of the Christ”, Jan Michelini, will unveil the artwork inspired by the film... Read more

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Church helped develop ‘incomparable heritage’ for the world: John Paul II

May 9, 2004

Pope John Paul II underlined the prominent role the Roman Catholic Church has played, and continues to play, in the... Read more

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Colombian bishops mediating to end oil workers strike

May 9, 2004

This weekend the Colombian Bishops Conference began mediating between oil workers of the state-run Ecopetrol, and political leaders and experts... Read more

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Doctors dispute abortion statistics in Argentina

May 9, 2004

The Medical and Biological Ethics Society of Argentina both dismissed statements by Mabel Blanco, a feminist leader, who said that... Read more

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Israeli ambassador says relations between Vatican and Israel on a new path

May 6, 2004

The Israeli ambassador to the Holy See, Obed Ben Hur, has confirmed to CNA that a true “change of direction”... Read more

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Catholics have right to announce the Gospel in the public square, says archbishop

May 6, 2004

Every election year, critics try to silence Catholics by insisting on the necessity to separate Church and state, but this... Read more

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Ukraine “is driven by the desire to reach full unity with all Christians," says Pope

May 6, 2004

The Pope spoke of the unique identity and mission of Ukraine this morning, on receiving the the credentials of the... Read more