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“Deus Caritas est,” might be the first Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI

Dec 1, 2005

The Italian daily “La Stampa,” announced today that the Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical, that other source already mentioned it... Read more

Pope Benedict could visit Poland in June 2006

Dec 1, 2005

The Archbishop of Krakow and former personal Secretary of Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz announced that Pope Benedict... Read more

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Papal preacher begins Advent meditations on modern-day faith in Christ

Dec 1, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict attended the first in a series of four Advent reflections given by well-known author and preacher... Read more

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Venezuelan archbishop suggests postponing elections in wake of accusations of fraud

Dec 1, 2005

Archbishop Roberto Luckert of Coro, Venezuela, has called for the postponement of this Sunday’s elections in order to clear up... Read more

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Italian bishops discourage mixed marriages

Dec 1, 2005

The Bishops’ Conference of Italy has issued a statement discouraging mixed marriages, especially between Catholics and Muslims, citing the numerous... Read more

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Human dignity, personal encounter with God, are themes of Pope’s December prayer intentions

Nov 30, 2005

Today the Vatican announced Pope Benedict's prayer and mission intentions for the month of December. Both find their roots in... Read more

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Theology only has true meaning in communion with the Church, says Pope

Nov 30, 2005

In a meeting today with members of the International Theological Commission, Pope Benedict stressed the need for theologians to perform... Read more

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The Pope appoints Rev. George J. Rassas of the Archdiocese of Chicago to Auxiliary Bishop of the same diocese

Nov 30, 2005

Rev. George J. Rassas, a priest from the Archdiocese of Chicago since 1968, was appointed to auxiliary Bishop of his... Read more

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Catholic Bishops continue to call for end of Death penalty, in reaction to grace granted for 1000th Death penalty by Virginia Governor

Nov 30, 2005

Echoing the call earlier this week from Baltimore Archbishop Keeler, Most Reverend Stephen Blaire, Bishop of Stockton and President of... Read more

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Argentine bishop reiterates human sexuality’s link to love

Nov 30, 2005

“We value human sexuality as something very important, but we see it from the perspective of man.  WE believe sexuality... Read more

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Reported miracle in France may pave the way for beatification of John Paul II

Nov 30, 2005

Several news agencies are reporting that the miracle required by Canon Law for the beatification of Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Vatican message for World Day against AIDS stresses 'pansexual culture that devalues sexuality'

Nov 30, 2005

The Vatican released today a message written by Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral... Read more

Human dignity is universal, inalienable, says Pope, must particularly be promoted by civil leaders

Nov 30, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict met with members of the International Theological Commission, with whom he stressed the need to uphold... Read more

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Pope meets with new ambassadors, urges end to violence among nations

Nov 30, 2005

Today, Pope Benedict met with eleven new members of the Vatican diplomatic corps and called on their respective countries to... Read more

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Liberal government ousted, Canada heads to polls

Nov 30, 2005

A bill that would legalize assisted suicide in Canada died on the order table Monday when Canada’s Liberal minority government... Read more

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New documentary features lives of the twelve Apostles

Nov 30, 2005

A new one-hour documentary investigates the lives and legends of the Apostles, how they were transformed after the resurrection of... Read more

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Macy's agrees to ‘Merry Christmas’, national Sears boycott announced

Nov 30, 2005

Macy's Department Stores has agreed to return the phase "Merry Christmas" to store signage and advertising. The Committee to Save... Read more

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Defiant Michigan family wins fight to keep front yard Nativity scene

Nov 29, 2005

The defiance of a suburban Michigan family, along with the support of friends and neighbors means that the Nativity scene... Read more

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Expert says terrorism in France stems from secularism, the crisis of the family and moral bankruptcy

Nov 29, 2005

In an interview with the Alba weekly in Spain, international terrorism expert Maria Angeles Muñoz said “the fiercely secular state... Read more

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Vatican condemns violence against religious in China

Nov 29, 2005

Earlier this morning, Vatican Press Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls expressed the Holy See’s “firm condemnation” of reported violence against groups of... Read more