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Church in Cuba says goodbye to Bishop Riverón

Feb 24, 2004

After the Mass of Requiem celebrated by Cardinal Jaime Ortega in the Archdiocesan Cathedral, thousands of faithful paid their last... Read more

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Study says religious indifference prevalent among Spanish youth

Feb 24, 2004

A report by the Santa María Foundation revealed that the majority of young people in Spain are “indifferent” to religion. Read more

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Pope hopes that Catholic Church will enjoy full freedom in Mexico

Feb 23, 2004

Pope John Paul II said this morning that “it is to be hoped that the Church in Mexico will be... Read more

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Holy See proposes treatment by experts to prevent sexual misconduct by priests

Feb 23, 2004

The Pontifical Academy for Life published yesterday a report containing the reflections of a study group convened by the Holy... Read more

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Ebert and Roeper give Gibson film ‘two thumbs way up’

Feb 23, 2004

The renowned film-reviewing duo, Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, has given Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion of The Christ” their... Read more

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Holy See announces busy papal schedule for coming weeks

Feb 23, 2004

The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff published today the calendar of celebrations that are scheduled to be... Read more

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Defending marriage protects children and families: Archbishop Chaput

Feb 23, 2004

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput urged people to wake up, organize and act in order to defend the legal definition of... Read more

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Belgian bishop warns of risks to children adopted by homosexuals

Feb 23, 2004

During a conference which took place at the University of Navarre in Spain, Bishop André Léonard of Namur, Belgium, explained... Read more

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Cubans mourn passing of Auxiliary Bishop of Havana

Feb 23, 2004

Yesterday thousands of people attended the funeral rites for Auxiliary Bishop Salvador Riverón of Havana, who died Sunday at 55... Read more

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Cincinnati archbishop says homosexuals should be protected from discrimination

Feb 23, 2004

In a move to protect homosexuals from discrimination, the Archbishop of Cincinnati has joined more than 40 religious leaders of... Read more

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Pope calls to renew commitment on conversion to Christ

Feb 22, 2004

Pope John Paul II called the faithful to intensify their “commitment of conversion to Christ” as the Church prepares to... Read more

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Pope defends the family, protects the dignity of human reproduction

Feb 22, 2004

The issues surrounding human reproduction involve essential values that apply to all human beings, said the Pope in a message... Read more

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Papal telegram for victims of attack in Jerusalem

Feb 22, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of Vatican State, sent a telegram of condolences in Pope John Paul’s name, to Archbishop Pietro... Read more

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John Paul II calls seminarians “future and hope” of the Church

Feb 22, 2004

In his remarks to the community of the Pontifical Major Seminary of Rome, Pope John Paul II said last Saturday... Read more

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Compendium of social doctrine of the Church ready by April

Feb 22, 2004

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Renato Martino, announced the long-awaited “Catechism of Social Doctrine”... Read more

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Social problems have theological roots, says Argentinean Archbishop

Feb 22, 2004

The crisis in which society finds itself, “also has a theological aspect, because it sees man as a subject,” says... Read more

Gibson’s film is a “gift from God”: Archbishop Donoghue

Feb 22, 2004

Mel Gibson’s film about the Passion of Christ is a “gift from God” that will help make Lent and Easter... Read more

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Teenage pregnancy rate drops, teenage virginity rate rises

Feb 22, 2004

Over 10 years, the U.S. teen pregnancy and abortion rates have dropped and teen virginity has increased, reports the Abstinence... Read more

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Scientific rigor and Christian ethics to avoid aberrations, Pope suggests

Feb 19, 2004

Pope John Paul II said today that combining scientific rigor with the demands of anthropology and Christian ethics guarantees respect... Read more