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USCCB praises Vatican document on collaboration between men and women

Aug 1, 2004

The new Vatican document on the collaboration of men and women is "a timely reminder of both the equality of... Read more

Pope expresses grave concern, sadness after attacks on churches in Iraq

Aug 1, 2004

Pope John Paul II offered prayers for the victims of yesterday’s church bombings in Iraq and called for an end... Read more

Vatican releases letter on Feminsm and “Gender” ideology

Jul 30, 2004

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released today the “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on... Read more

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Brazilian bishop says strengthening the faith more important than “combating” sects

Jul 29, 2004

Bishop Fernando Legal, SDB, of Sao Miguel Paulista in southern Brazil, said this week it is more important to strengthen... Read more

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Archbishop calls for acceptance of Muslims without losing Spain’s religious identity

Jul 29, 2004

Archbishop Luis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain, underscored this week the need to harmonize the rights of Muslim immigrants with... Read more

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Pro-life retreat planned for seminarians

Jul 29, 2004

Priests for Life will hold its annual national retreat for seminarians next month, from Aug. 10 to 17, at the... Read more

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U.S. urged to press China on religious freedom

Jul 29, 2004

Freedom House’s Center for Religious Freedom is urging U.S. delegates at this weekend’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Singapore... Read more

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Lesbian couple sues Catholic school, parish in Oregon

Jul 29, 2004

A local lesbian couple has decided to file a lawsuit against a Catholic school and the local Catholic parish after... Read more

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Former USCCB employee says he was forced out because of Kerry support

Jul 29, 2004

An alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention says he was ousted from his job at the U.S. Conference of... Read more

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Pope sends telegram with condolences for gas explosion in Belgium

Jul 29, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, has sent a telegram on behalf of Pope John Paul II to Archbishop... Read more

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Paulist priest addressing closing of DNC says he is personally opposed to abortion

Jul 29, 2004

Fr. John B. Ardis, the director of the Paulist Center in Boston, who gave the benediction at  yesterday’s closing session... Read more

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Spanish politician says grandparents should encourage their children to have more babies

Jul 28, 2004

On the occasion of Grandparents' Day, which traditionally falls on the feast of Sts. Joachim and Ann, a leading politician... Read more

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Bishop kidnapped by Marxist rebels not given message for government

Jul 28, 2004

Bishop Misael Vacca of Yopal, Colombia, who was released after being kidnapped for three days, confirmed he was held captive... Read more

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Vatican Dicastery publishes book on family and ethical questions

Jul 28, 2004

The Pontifical Council for the Family has published a book compiling ethical questions related to family and marriage that have... Read more

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Pro-life group files suit to challenge broadcast ban, defend freedom of speech

Jul 28, 2004

In an effort to defend its freedom of speech and run an advertising campaign as a grass-roots organization, Wisconsin Right... Read more

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U.S. Bishop urges Bush to reconsider travel restrictions to Cuba

Jul 28, 2004

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement July 27, urging the Bush administration to reconsider the recent restrictions... Read more

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AMA's demand for morning-after pills 'appalling', says USCCB official

Jul 28, 2004

The American Medical Association's request to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter is "sad" and "appalling," says Gail Quinn, Executive... Read more

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Vatican's congregation to publish document confronting feminism, "gender" ideology

Jul 28, 2004

On Saturday, July 31, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will publish a document that confronts confusions generated... Read more

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Pro-abortion group requests IRS to revoke tax-exempt status of pro-life group

Jul 27, 2004

Catholics for a Free Choice has filed a complaint with the IRS, asking it to revoke the tax-exempt status of... Read more

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Cardinal Law to preside feast of St. Mary Major on August 5

Jul 27, 2004

On August 5 the Roman basilica of St. Mary Major will mark the feast of Our Lady of the Snows... Read more