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Same-sex marriage hearings begin in Canada

Oct 6, 2004

The Supreme Court of Canada began its three-day hearings on same-sex marriage today. The court is expected to hear 28... Read more

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Anonymous donor gives Catholic school $2.25M

Oct 6, 2004

A small Catholic girls school, serving a low-income population, got a huge boost recently when an anonymous donor, with no... Read more

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Bid to freeze assets of San Diego Diocese rejected

Oct 6, 2004

Church officials of the Diocese of San Diego are pleased with the ruling of a Los Angeles judge, who has... Read more

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U.S. Catholics give $28M to religious retirement fund

Oct 6, 2004

U.S. Catholics have shown great concern and gratitude to their senior religious priests, brothers and sisters by donating $28,016,815 to... Read more

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Russian army choir, orchestra, and ballet corps to perform for Pope

Oct 6, 2004

On the eve of the 26th anniversary of his election to the papacy, the Russian Army Choir, orchestra and ballet... Read more

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International theological symposium on Eucharist underway in Mexico

Oct 6, 2004

The three-day international theological- pastoral symposium on the Eucharist, focusing on Pope John Paul II’s encyclical "Ecclesia de Eucharistia," began... Read more

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Pope replaces ousted Bishop in Austria

Oct 6, 2004

On Thursday, Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Klaus Kung of Feldkirch, as the new bishop of  the diocese of... Read more

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Man is capable of knowing objective norms of moral behavior, Pope says

Oct 6, 2004

On receiving this morning members of the International Theological Commission which is celebrating its annual plenary in the Vatican, Pope... Read more

U.S. Catholics must vote as ‘faithful followers of Christ,’ says Bishop Olmsted

Oct 6, 2004

Catholics are called to practice their faith in their everyday lives, including in the political sphere, said Bishop Thomas Olmsted... Read more

Pope John Paul's new book on Philosophy of History unveiled

Oct 6, 2004

The Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro Valls revealed Wednesday  during the Frankfurt Book Fair the latest title from Pope John Paul... Read more

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Extremists attempt to make Buddhism Sri Lanka's state religion

Oct 5, 2004

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has reported an attempt by Buddhists extremists in Sri Lanka to make Buddhism the state religion... Read more

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Democracy in Brazil needs work, says bishop

Oct 5, 2004

Bishop Sinesio Bohn of Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil, has issued a pastoral letter entitled, “The Church and Democracy,” in... Read more

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Argentinean Cardinal calls for rejection of ideological divisions

Oct 5, 2004

On the occasion of a massive pilgrimage of young people to the national shrine of Luján in Argentina, the Archbishop... Read more

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Thousands gather in Canada to end capital punishment, target public opinion in the U.S.

Oct 5, 2004

Juan Melendez, a native of Puerto Rico, spent 17 years, eight months and one day on death row in Florida... Read more

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Expert to testify against extremist Muslim group before house committee

Oct 5, 2004

Paul Marshall, senior fellow of Freedom House’s Center for Religious Freedom, will testify today on the worldwide proliferation of Saudi-based... Read more

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Family groups says Louisiana court’s decision of marriage amendment will be appealed

Oct 5, 2004

The Family Research Council said a decision by Louisiana Judge William Morvant to strike down Louisiana's Marriage Protection Amendment will... Read more

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Rights of refugees remain "mere words," Vatican official complains

Oct 5, 2004

On October 4, during the 55th Session of the Executive Committee of the Program of the United Nations High Commissioner... Read more

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Holy See: UN is vital, but needs to be more efficient

Oct 5, 2004

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations, highlighted the importance of the United Nations principles as... Read more

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American Life League: California bishops should cancel contraceptive benefits

Oct 5, 2004

California’s Catholic bishops should not allow any Catholic organization to pay for the cost of contraceptives in their employees’ health... Read more

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Catholic University bans pro-abortion speakers, protesters claim "too Catholic"

Oct 5, 2004

Catholic University authorities have decided to enforce the U.S. bishops' request to deny pro-abortion public figures a platform at Catholic... Read more