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Bishop decries senselessness of children dying of hunger in Argentina

Dec 16, 2003

Auxiliary Bishop José Antonio Gentico of Buenos Aires says “it is absurd that in a country like Argentina where bread... Read more

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Iraqi priest calls for the building of a new nation after capture of Saddam

Dec 16, 2003

Speaking with the Catholic news agency Fides, Fr. Nizar Semaan, a renowned priest of the diocese of Nineveh (Iraq), said... Read more

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In document also addressed to terrorists, Pope calls for reform of the UN

Dec 15, 2003

In his Message for World Day of Peace, celebrated each year on January 1st, Pope John Paul II called for... Read more

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Pope appoints well known pro-lifer to key Archdiocese in Italy

Dec 15, 2003

Pope John Paul II designated Archbishop Carlo Caffara, a well-known pro-life theologian, to replace Cardinal Giacomo Biffi as Archbishop of... Read more

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Millions of Canadians unable to recognize same-sex marriage, says interfaith coalition

Dec 15, 2003

An interfaith coalition, which includes the Catholic Civil Rights League, has requested intervenor status in the upcoming deliberations of the... Read more

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Legislation on same-sex marriage threatens freedom of religion: Ontario bishops

Dec 15, 2003

The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops (OCCB) is moving full-steam ahead with its campaign in defense of heterosexual marriage. The... Read more

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University students in Chile take part in Christmas outreach to the poor

Dec 15, 2003

The campus ministry office of the Archdiocese of Santiago launched a Christmas campaign this week in order to encourage young... Read more

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Cause for Beatification opened for 124 Korean martyrs

Dec 15, 2003

This week the Holy See approved the opening of the cause for beatification of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 companions,... Read more

Pope asks Sudanese bishops to keep speaking on behalf of persecuted

Dec 14, 2003

During an audience on the occasion of their Ad Limina visit to Rome, Pope John Paul II encouraged Sudanese Catholic... Read more

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Pope to Dominican Republic: keep spiritual and moral values alive

Dec 14, 2003

During the presentation of the diplomatic credentials of the new ambassador of the Dominican Republic, Carlos Rafael Conrado Marion Landais-Castillo,... Read more

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Iraqi bishop on Saddam’s capture: “Head of the serpent has been crushed”

Dec 14, 2003

In an interview given to the Catholic missionary Agency “Asia News,” Iraqi Bishop Rabban al Qas expressed his hope for... Read more

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Country music world impressed by "The Passion of the Christ"

Dec 14, 2003

According to Chonda Pierce, a best-selling Southern comedienne with an audience of 1.5 million nationwide, a private screening of Mel... Read more

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Canadian bishops request to intervene in Supreme Court on same-sex marriage law

Dec 14, 2003

Canada’s Catholic bishops have asked the Supreme Court for permission to intervene in the case that could legalize same-sex marriage,... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera blesses first stone for new shrine dedicated to St. Juan Diego

Dec 14, 2003

In a Mass celebrating the feast of St. Juan Diego, the Archbishop of Mexico, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, blessed the first... Read more

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Spanish Bishops ask families to care for their roots and to defend life

Dec 14, 2003

In preparation for the coming celebration of the feast of the Holy Innocents on December 28, the bishops of Spain... Read more

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Research finds spiritual meaning of Christmas brings more happiness

Dec 14, 2003

A new study, designed to see if there is a link between Christianity and happiness, suggests that keeping Christ in... Read more

Pope insists: Europe must preserve its Christian identity

Dec 11, 2003

On the eve of a crucial meeting in Brussels that will define the new European Constitution Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Pope evaluates ending year: a moral sense in public life is needed

Dec 11, 2003

Pope John Paul II made a quick evaluation of the ending year in a speech delivered to four new ambassadors... Read more

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Pope encourages performers of fund-raising Christmas concert

Dec 11, 2003

The Pope John Paul II received on Friday a group of artists who will perform at the traditional Christmas concert... Read more

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Two years after major stroke, Mother Angelica lives life of prayer

Dec 11, 2003

An official press release from the Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) announced that almost two years after suffering a major... Read more