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Bishops insist wall on US/Mexican border not the solution for illegal immigration

Jun 21, 2006

Bishops from the United States, Central America and Mexico gathered in Tabasco this week, to reiterate their concerns about illegal... Read more

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Archbishop to suspend Masses in diocese during Pope’s celebration

Jun 21, 2006

Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia signed a decree this week, suspending Masses in all the parishes and churches of the... Read more

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Returning immigrants to the their places of origin not a solution, says Spanish bishop

Jun 21, 2006

The president of the Spanish bishops’ Committee on Migration, Bishop Jose Sanchez, said repatriating sub-Saharan immigrants on the Canary Islands... Read more

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Cardinal Dulles celebrates 50 years of priesthood

Jun 21, 2006

Cardinal Avery Dulles celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood last month with a mass of thanksgiving... Read more

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Major ballot campaign regarding marriage and abortion begins in Colorado

Jun 21, 2006

The Colorado Catholic Conference will launch a statewide campaign this month to try to get two key measures on Colorado’s... Read more

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Boston launches planning for archdiocesan bicentennial

Jun 21, 2006

Cardinal Sean O’Malley hopes that the bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Boston in 2008 will aid in renewing the Catholic... Read more

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Episcopal Church votes to ‘exercise restraint’ in ordaining homosexual bishops

Jun 21, 2006

In an attempt to appease the worldwide Anglican Communion, the U.S. Episcopal Church Wednesday reversed an earlier decision and agreed... Read more

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Pope thanks, encourages aid agencies working in Middle East and Asia

Jun 21, 2006

This morning, the Holy Father received 100 participants from the annual Meeting of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO),... Read more

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Boston Archdiocese lays off staff to aid with fiscal recovery

Jun 20, 2006

The Archdiocese of Boston announced Monday that it will lay off 25 people at diocesan headquarters - out of a... Read more

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Successful Chicago young adult ministry program begins 26th season

Jun 20, 2006

This summer, 40 parishes throughout Chicago will host the 26th annual season of Theology on Tap and open their doors... Read more

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Vatican, Moscow Patriarchate work on joint position regarding human rights

Jun 20, 2006

The Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches have announced that they will hold a joint forum next year on Christianity,... Read more

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Colorado relic implies greater Spanish presence

Jun 20, 2006

A recently discovered artifact may indicate a larger and earlier presence of Catholic Spaniards in the Colorado area.  Read more

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Argentinean bishop warns Ministry of Justice is violating right to life

Jun 20, 2006

Bishop Jorge Lona of San Luis warned this week that the country’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights is violating... Read more

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Government-sponsored secularism is deconstructing the family, says Spanish archbishop

Jun 20, 2006

In his weekly pastoral letter, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia has denounced State-backed efforts to secularize society and deconstruct the... Read more

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Church regains control of Cathedral of St. Vito in the Czech Republic

Jun 20, 2006

A district court in Prague has returned the Cathedral of St. Vito to the Catholic Church, ending government control of... Read more

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Colombian youth to make pilgrimage to local shrine in preparations for WYD 2008

Jun 20, 2006

Young people in Colombia are preparing to take part in the National Buga Pilgrimage, June 30-July 2 in order to... Read more

Pope Benedict teaches about James, the "son of thunder"

Jun 20, 2006

Today in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the Apostle, James "the Greater," during his weekly general audience.  The... Read more

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Archbishop tells UN to defend right to life, religious freedom

Jun 20, 2006

Yesterday afternoon, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary for Relations with States, delivered a statement before the first session of the Human... Read more

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Cardinal says Saddam should not be executed

Jun 20, 2006

French Cardinal, Paul Poupard, head of the Vatican's department for culture and inter-religious dialogue was quoted on Wednesday as saying... Read more

Supreme Court to review second partial-birth abortion case

Jun 19, 2006

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of a second partial-birth abortion case and the outcome... Read more