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Italian journalist says “The Passion of the Christ” is the best film about Jesus ever made

Feb 17, 2004

In an article written for the Spanish newspaper “La Razón,” the renowned Italian journalist Vittorio Messori recounts his experience seeing... Read more

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John Paul II: Universities must speak out loud of Europe’s Christian roots

Feb 16, 2004

Pope John Paul II said today that Universities “can speak out loud” of the Christian roots of Europe that “the... Read more

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Draft survey reveals 4,450 U.S. priests accused of sex abuse between 1950 and 2002

Feb 16, 2004

A draft survey on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy found that more than 11,000 allegations were made against... Read more

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Reports on sexual abuse will be ‘very sobering’: Bishop Gregory

Feb 16, 2004

The release of two reports on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy Feb. 27, “will be a very sobering... Read more

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Manhattan priest urges parishioners to see ‘The Passion’

Feb 16, 2004

Mel Gibson’s movie “will prove to be a life-changing experience for many people,” said well known Manhattan pastor Fr. Gerald... Read more

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Pope will preside over Ash Wednesday celebration

Feb 16, 2004

The Holy See announced today that Pope John Paul II will preside over the Ash Wednesday liturgy at the Vatican... Read more

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Cardinal López Trujillo says family needs to be strengthened against false “rights”

Feb 16, 2004

Cardinal López Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is warning that the family needs to be strengthened... Read more

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Vatican dicastery explains why human cloning is immoral

Feb 16, 2004

Bishop Elio Sgrecia, Vice President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, established 10 years ago by Pope John Paul II,... Read more

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“Punishing the customer” has lead to decrease in prostitution in Sweden

Feb 16, 2004

Sweden’s Minister of Equality, Mona Sahlin, says “punishing the customer” has lead to a decrease in prostitution in that country,... Read more

Pope insists on Europe’s Christian roots during weekend

Feb 15, 2004

On two different occasions on Saturday and Sunday, Pope John Paul insisted in the need for preserving Europe’s Christian roots... Read more

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Critics have a problem with the Gospels, not with me: Gibson

Feb 15, 2004

In an exclusive interview  to be aired today at 10:00 p.m. ET. On ABCNEWS’ Primetime, Mel Gibson told Diane Sawyer... Read more

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Human cloning is a ‘sign of moral regress': Cardinal Keeler

Feb 15, 2004

The scientific experiment in South Korea that has used cloning to create and destroy dozens of human embryos "is a... Read more

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Next Conclave to consider issues with global consequence: Weigel

Feb 15, 2004

Collapsing Catholicism in Europe, radical Islam and biotechnology will be the three major issues the cardinals will consider at the... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera denounces misleading information about “morning after pill”

Feb 15, 2004

Mexico’s highest ranking prelate, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City, spoke out against misinformation concerning the controversial “morning after... Read more

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Spanish Bishops reject all forms of human cloning 

Feb 15, 2004

The General Secretary of the Spanish Bishops Conference, Fr. Juan Antonio Martínez Camino, expressed the Spanish Bishops’ rejection of all... Read more

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Exagerated Nationalism bring only “tears and blood,” Pope says

Feb 12, 2004

During the funeral Mass of Cardinal Opilio Rossi, Pope John Paul II recalled the years of World War II and... Read more

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Not all Jewish people are against ‘The Passion’: Rabbi Lapin

Feb 12, 2004

Two weeks before the release of Mel Gibson's film, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, well known radio host and president of Toward... Read more

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Weigel’s new book to young Catholics to hit book stores in March

Feb 12, 2004

Best-selling author and theologian George Weigel will be releasing his latest book, “Letters to a Young Catholic”, in March.  Read more

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Pray for hearts to be open to the call of God, says bishop

Feb 12, 2004

The annual mass and evening of prayer for vocations for the English region of the Archdiocese of Montreal drew about... Read more

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U.S. bishops issue publication on ‘The Bible, the Jews, and the Death of Jesus’

Feb 12, 2004

In the midst of the controversy posed by the upcoming release of Mel Gibson’s film surrounding its depiction of the... Read more