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Catholics should be proud of their faith and willing to share it, says newly appointed Cardinal Archbishop Ricard of Bordeaux.

Feb 28, 2006

In an interview granted to Catholic News Agency, Archbishop Ricard from Bordeaux, one of the 15 new Cardinals appointed by... Read more

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Court rules abortion laws do not always require health exceptions

Feb 28, 2006

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a “per se” requirement Feb. 24 that all abortion statutes must contain an... Read more

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Abortion dominates discussion on Catholic politicians

Feb 28, 2006

Abortion dominated a discussion Feb. 27 at Boston College among prominent Catholic pundits and journalists. Nearly 6,000 people attended the... Read more

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Pro-life groups applaud Scheidler victory

Feb 28, 2006

Priests for Life and Concerned Women for America (CWA) applaud the unanimous Supreme Court decision that peaceful demonstrations outside abortion... Read more

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Pope names new bishop for Galveston-Houston

Feb 28, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston, Texas. Coadjutor Archbishop Daniel DiNardo has been... Read more

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Evangelization is main challenge for Church in Venezuela, says cardinal-designate

Feb 27, 2006

In an interview with the Catholic News Agency, Archbishop Jorge Urosa Sabino of Caracas, who will be made a cardinal... Read more

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Pro-life groups launch effort to protect dignity of human embryo

Feb 27, 2006

As the Spanish Senate is set to debate a new law on assisted reproduction, the association Professionals for Ethics has... Read more

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Cardinal Cipriani: interior pilgrimage should lead us to Christ

Feb 27, 2006

While commenting on Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten message, the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, underscored the importance of... Read more

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Vatican to commemorate first anniversary of passing of John Paul II

Feb 27, 2006

The Pope’s vicar general for the Diocese of Rome, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, is inviting the faithful to participate in ceremonies... Read more

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New document on care for much-persecuted Gypsies: Church must defend cultural identity, fight for greater justice

Feb 27, 2006

A new document addressing the unique issue of pastoral care for the world’s heavily-persecuted population of Gypsies, saw light today... Read more

Pope, Roman Curia mark beginning of Lent with annual spiritual retreat

Feb 27, 2006

The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI, along with members of the Roman Curia will begin their annual Lenten... Read more

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Thousands of people are rediscovering Christianity…and all thanks to the baby Jesus.

Feb 27, 2006

The mass distribution of fluorescent plastic figures of the Christ Child of 9cm is causing a resurgence of interest in... Read more

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Fidelis urges South Dakota governor to sign abortion ban

Feb 27, 2006

A national Catholic advocacy organization is urging South Dakota governor Mike Rounds to sign House Bill 1215, which would ban... Read more

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No papal visit unless North Korea admits priests, says new cardinal

Feb 27, 2006

Korea’s second cardinal, Archbishop Cheong Jin-suk, has suggested that North Korea would not get a papal visit as long as... Read more

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New bishop ordained for Nashville

Feb 27, 2006

The Diocese of Nashville welcomed their new pastoral leader Feb. 27 with the Episcopal ordination of Bishop David Choby. Read more

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Vatican artifacts on display at Milwaukee museum

Feb 27, 2006

A magnificent exhibit of more than 300 priceless Vatican artifacts has made its way to the Milwaukee Public Museum.  Read more

Pope Benedict calls the youth to be "a new generation of apostles anchored firmly in the word of Christ"

Feb 26, 2006

In his message to all the youth in the world, for the celebration of the XXI World Youth Day, which... Read more

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4,000 young people stand up for sexual purity

Feb 26, 2006

On Sunday at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center, organizers of a weekend-long pornography expo were busy packing up the last of... Read more

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Facing threats to the faith together: Pope affirms commitment to building unity with Greek Orthodox Church

Feb 26, 2006

At noon today, Pope Benedict XVI met with a group of priests and seminarians visiting as representatives of the Orthodox... Read more

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Pope Benedict: All men, women, whatever stage or condition in life, shine with reflection of God’s reality

Feb 26, 2006

As the Vatican’s much-anticipated International Congress on “the human embryo prior to implantation” begins today, Pope Benedict XVI met with... Read more