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U.S. bishops call for action, aid in war-torn Sudan

Jul 18, 2004

The U.S. bishops are calling on Americans to urge their government to press the United Nations Security Council to pass... Read more

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California's Catholic bishops support court challenge to abuse claims law

Jul 18, 2004

California's Roman Catholic bishops announced their support July 16 for a case in a San Diego federal court, which asserts... Read more

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Pope expresses his condolences for children victims of fire in India

Jul 18, 2004

A telegram was sent in the Holy Father’s name expressing his condolences for the victims of the fire that took... Read more

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Kerry’s statement on life at conception poses contradiction with political decisions, analysts say

Jul 18, 2004

Democratic Senator John Kerry's recent remark that ''life begins at conception" poses a contradiction with his political decisions, say ethicists... Read more

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Pope says Sunday a day for deeper prayer

Jul 18, 2004

The Holy Father, on returning to his apostolic palace at Castelgandolfo from his 12 day vacation, prayed the Angelus with... Read more

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Bolivian bishops call for participation in referendum

Jul 15, 2004

The secretary general of the Bolivian Bishops Conference, Bishop Jesus Juarez, called on Bolivians this week to participate in a... Read more

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Secretary of Bishops Conference of Brazil explains Church’s opposition to abortion due to anencephaly

Jul 15, 2004

Bishop Odilo Pedro Sherer, secretary general of the Bishops Conference of Brazil, explained during a televised debate this week the... Read more

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Expert says authorities ignoring increasing extremism at Spanish Mosques

Jul 15, 2004

The director of the Institute for the Study of Conflicts and Humanitarian Action in Spain, Jesus Nuñez Diaz, criticized Spanish... Read more

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Catholic television seeks support to expand across Canada

Jul 15, 2004

Canada’s Catholic television network is asking the country’s 12.8 million Catholics to take action and to help make Catholic programming... Read more

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Pro-Life Walkers regret denial to speak at Philadelphia parishes

Jul 15, 2004

A group of pro-life youth, walking through the Eastern United States in the American Life League's Summer Crusade for Life,... Read more

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U.S. archdiocese in bankruptcy court asks permission to pay workers

Jul 15, 2004

The Archdiocese of Portland has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to pay its 112 employees, reported The Oregonian. Read more

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Florida priest found innocent of sexual abuse charges

Jul 15, 2004

Two years after being accused of sexual abuse, Fr. Chris Eggleton, OP, has been declared innocent of all charges by... Read more

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Vote on amendment is beginning, not end of battle, say Knights of Columbus

Jul 15, 2004

The Knights of Columbus issued a statement vowing that they “will fight as long as it takes” to protect institution... Read more

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Vatican releases schedule of Pope John Paul II's 104th trip

Jul 15, 2004

The schedule of Pope John Paul II’s  trip to Lourdes, August 14-15, to celebrate the feast of the Assumption and... Read more

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USCCB President says failure to vote on Federal Marriage Amendment is “shameful”

Jul 15, 2004

Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued on Thursday a statement expressing... Read more

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Colombian bishop battling cancer and seeking peace with rebels

Jul 14, 2004

For a long time Bishop German Garcia Isaza of Apartado, Colombia, has been battling against two very powerful enemies: lymphatic... Read more

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Turkish convert persecuted for the faith hopes to return as a priest to his country

Jul 14, 2004

Seminarian Timothy Aytac, a Turkish convert from Islam, who suffered not only rejection but also persecution and violence in his... Read more

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Alarm in Italy as growth of Satanism creates “market” for consecrated hosts

Jul 14, 2004

Fr. Aldo Buonaiuto, director of an “emergency help line” that assists young people wanting to get out of satanic cults,... Read more

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Vietnamese Catholic refugees arrive in U.S. diocese

Jul 14, 2004

Thanks to Catholic Charities, about 3,600 Christian refugees from Hmong, Vietnam, will be resettled in Wisconsin. Almost 300 of these... Read more

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Bishop Kicanas denies ‘conspiracy’ in announcing possible bankruptcy

Jul 14, 2004

Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson defended his diocese’s decision to consider filing for bankruptcy in the Yuma Sun yesterday... Read more