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Archbishop Burke, other Missouri bishops call on Catholics to reject death penalty

Apr 12, 2006

As the state of Missouri prepares for a highly-publicized trial due to challenge the constitutionality of lethal injection, the state’s... Read more

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San Antonio Archbishop says human dignity, families are at heart of immigration debate

Apr 12, 2006

Archbishop José Gomez of San Antonio took his strongest public stand on immigration during Monday's downtown demonstration against the current... Read more

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Knights of Columbus urge U.S. leaders to create immigration bill that embraces justice, charity

Apr 12, 2006

The board of directors of the Knights of Columbus has called upon Congress and the President to create immigration legislation... Read more

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Villanova University board delays decision on ‘victims of abortion’ memorial

Apr 12, 2006

A plan for a memorial on the Villanova University campus to the victims of abortion is currently in limbo, reported... Read more

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Jerusalem Church leaders urge int’l community not to boycott Palestinians

Apr 12, 2006

The 13 patriarchs and heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem launched in their joint Easter message a powerful appeal for... Read more

Pope Benedict: Easter liturgy assures us that evil does not have last word

Apr 11, 2006

As Christians prepare to celebrate the Easter Triduum, which begins tomorrow evening, with the Holy Thursday service, Pope Benedict dedicated... Read more

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German bishops speak out against MTV cartoon which mocks Pope, Vatican

Apr 11, 2006

Catholics in Germany are challenging the good taste of MTV in its decision to air a British-born cartoon series mocking... Read more

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Venezuelan cardinal renews call for justice and reconciliation on anniversary of violent April 11th coup

Apr 11, 2006

As Venezuelans recalled the fourth anniversary of the April 11 crisis of 2002, which left President Hugo Chavez out of... Read more

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Cardinal Medina encourages Christians not to contribute to success of Da Vinci Code movie

Apr 11, 2006

The former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, is... Read more

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Archbishop calls for reaction against ‘shameless wave’ of hatred toward Jesus and the Church

Apr 11, 2006

Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, has exhorted Catholics to avoid laziness and to respond with “noble firmness” to... Read more

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Spanish cardinal calls on priests to defend faithful against imposition of secular culture

Apr 11, 2006

The archbishop of Toledo, Spain, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera called on priests this week to come to the defense of... Read more

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Catholic aid workers killed in latest wave of Sri Lankan violence

Apr 11, 2006

On Monday, two tsunami aid workers from the Catholic group, Caritas Internationalis were killed when an anti-personnel mine exploded near... Read more

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Idaho passes ‘abortion-information’ legislation

Apr 11, 2006

The Idaho House passed legislation Monday that requires doctors to provide women with information about the medical risks of abortion... Read more

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Rising church attendance in Connecticut

Apr 11, 2006

Despite a widespread priestly sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic Church in the U.S. over recent years, Mass... Read more

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Catholic Home Missions Appeal to focus on rural, impoverished U.S. dioceses

Apr 11, 2006

“Support the Mission Church Here in America” is the theme for this year’s national Catholic Home Missions Appeal, sponsored by... Read more

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Hoops for God: Priests take vocational awareness to the court

Apr 11, 2006

Kansas City’s Runnin’ Revs basketball team recently overcame the Serra All Stars at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park.... Read more

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Pope may grant wider use of Pope Pius V Missal during Holy Week

Apr 10, 2006

A source at the Vatican has told CNA that during Holy Week Pope Benedict XVI may grant universal permission to... Read more

Cardinal says Vatican and Chinese government engaged in ‘real talks’ to normalize relations

Apr 10, 2006

Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong said Monday that Chinese government officials and the Holy See “have entered into real... Read more

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Fargo Bishop urges faithful to pray Divine Mercy Novena for vocations, reparation for sexual abuse scandal

Apr 10, 2006

Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota is urging faithful in his diocese to pray the... Read more

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Vatican prepares to celebrate 500th birthday of St. Peter’s Basilica

Apr 10, 2006

Officials at the Vatican are preparing to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the largest church in the Christian world--St. Peter’s... Read more