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Christian rights leader’s home raided by police in India

Mar 7, 2006

Fifteen Indian police officers raided the home of Christian human rights advocate Sajan George Monday, reported the Freedom House's Center... Read more

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Media reports on sexual abuse unjustified, says Catholic League

Mar 7, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue says bigotry was behind the decision of two mid-Western newspapers to publish feature articles on... Read more

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Pro-life leader commends Georgia Senate

Mar 7, 2006

The Georgia Senate must be applauded for approving three bills related to pre-born children, said Fr. Frank Pavone Read more

USCCB president urges Congress to prioritize poor people in budget decisions

Mar 7, 2006

Bishop William Skylstad, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, urged Congress to make poor people in the... Read more

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Website launched for world congress on Catholic TV

Mar 7, 2006

Organizers of the World Congress of Catholic TV, which will take place October 10-12 in Madrid, have launched a website... Read more

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Parishes around the world to receive catechetical material for World Meeting of Families

Mar 7, 2006

The Pontifical Council for the Family and the Archdiocese of Valencia have published the preparatory catechetical material for the World... Read more

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Bishops of Argentina launch campaign to fight AIDS

Mar 7, 2006

The secretariat for family ministry of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina has printed 50,000 bumper stickers with the phrase, “Remedy... Read more

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Chinese government angry over naming of new cardinal

Mar 7, 2006

The Chinese government’s discontent at the naming of the bishop of Hong Kong to the College of Cardinals was finally... Read more

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Rite of election draws more thousand in perspective of baptism at National Shrine

Mar 6, 2006

More than 1,000 children, teenagers and adults filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast... Read more

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Peruvian cardinal calls on voters to elect “those who defend life and the family”

Mar 6, 2006

As the April 9 national elections draw near in Peru, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thore of Lima is calling of... Read more

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Vatican taps U.S. University for Franciscan perspectives on beauty

Mar 6, 2006

Ohio’s small Franciscan University of Steubenville has announced its unique contribution to an upcoming Vatican meeting which will explore the... Read more

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Pope calls for release of kidnapped Italian boy

Mar 6, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has added his voice to Italian religious and civil leaders in calling for the immediate release of... Read more

‘To assume the dignity that God wished for us means adopting attitudes at times heroic and worthy of eternal reward’, says Pope

Mar 6, 2006

“Indeed,” he pointed out, “human beings, irrespective of the conditions in which they live and of the capacities they are... Read more

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Cardinal launches foundation to assist immigrants, refugees

Mar 6, 2006

One of Canada’s cardinals has launched a foundation to assist immigrants and refugees. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec, began... Read more

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National Catholic Prayer Breakfast organized

Mar 6, 2006

Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend the third annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, April 7. Read more

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Critics speak out against Phoenix Bishop in Controversial Eucharistic practice

Mar 6, 2006

Bishop Olmstead of Phoenix has put into question a controversial practice to administer Communion to an autistic child, a decision... Read more

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Conference promotes strategic management of Church communications

Mar 6, 2006

A three-day conference in Rome promises to address timely issues and effective approaches in Church communications. Read more

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Argentine cardinal: gospels inspire Church to intervene in politics

Mar 6, 2006

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, said this week the bishops do... Read more

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Archbishop of Seoul calls on faithful to prayer for “brothers and sisters” of North Korea

Mar 6, 2006

Archbishop Nicholas Cheong of Seoul, South Korea, called on Catholics this week to “pray for North Korea so that our... Read more

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Vatican official calls ecclesial movements “the Spirit’s way of responding to sects”

Mar 6, 2006

In an interview with Vatican Radio, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Archbishop Stanislao Rylko, said today’s... Read more