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Former USCCB employee says he was forced out because of Kerry support

Jul 29, 2004

An alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention says he was ousted from his job at the U.S. Conference of... Read more

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Pope sends telegram with condolences for gas explosion in Belgium

Jul 29, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, has sent a telegram on behalf of Pope John Paul II to Archbishop... Read more

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Paulist priest addressing closing of DNC says he is personally opposed to abortion

Jul 29, 2004

Fr. John B. Ardis, the director of the Paulist Center in Boston, who gave the benediction at  yesterday’s closing session... Read more

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Spanish politician says grandparents should encourage their children to have more babies

Jul 28, 2004

On the occasion of Grandparents' Day, which traditionally falls on the feast of Sts. Joachim and Ann, a leading politician... Read more

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Bishop kidnapped by Marxist rebels not given message for government

Jul 28, 2004

Bishop Misael Vacca of Yopal, Colombia, who was released after being kidnapped for three days, confirmed he was held captive... Read more

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Vatican Dicastery publishes book on family and ethical questions

Jul 28, 2004

The Pontifical Council for the Family has published a book compiling ethical questions related to family and marriage that have... Read more

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Pro-life group files suit to challenge broadcast ban, defend freedom of speech

Jul 28, 2004

In an effort to defend its freedom of speech and run an advertising campaign as a grass-roots organization, Wisconsin Right... Read more

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U.S. Bishop urges Bush to reconsider travel restrictions to Cuba

Jul 28, 2004

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement July 27, urging the Bush administration to reconsider the recent restrictions... Read more

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AMA's demand for morning-after pills 'appalling', says USCCB official

Jul 28, 2004

The American Medical Association's request to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter is "sad" and "appalling," says Gail Quinn, Executive... Read more

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Vatican's congregation to publish document confronting feminism, "gender" ideology

Jul 28, 2004

On Saturday, July 31, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will publish a document that confronts confusions generated... Read more

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Pro-abortion group requests IRS to revoke tax-exempt status of pro-life group

Jul 27, 2004

Catholics for a Free Choice has filed a complaint with the IRS, asking it to revoke the tax-exempt status of... Read more

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Cardinal Law to preside feast of St. Mary Major on August 5

Jul 27, 2004

On August 5 the Roman basilica of St. Mary Major will mark the feast of Our Lady of the Snows... Read more

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Italian director to film television movie on Pope

Jul 27, 2004

Italian producer and director Giacomo Battiato has announced he will soon begin filming a biographical movie on Pope John Paul... Read more

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Attorney urges author-priest to expose 'ring of predators'

Jul 27, 2004

Attorney Sheila Schreiber-Parkhill has urged sociologist and author Fr. Andrew Greeley to expose priests who he knows to be abusing... Read more

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Marxist rebels release Colombian bishop unharmed

Jul 27, 2004

Marxist rebels of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia have released Bishop Misael Vacca Ramirez of Yopal, Colombia, who... Read more

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Spanish politician calls on lawmakers to vote with their Catholic conscience on homosexual unions

Jul 27, 2004

A leading Catholic politician from the Spanish region of Galicia, Manuel Fraga, said this week the vote by Catholic lawmakers... Read more

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Peruvian Cardinal says weak priests are the Church's greatest enemy

Jul 27, 2004

Speaking on a nationwide radio program, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani said a campaign to silence the Church is underway, but... Read more

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Christian hope is beyond death, says Pope

Jul 27, 2004

The Holy Father spoke on Psalm 15, "The Lord is my heritage," at the general audience today in the Paul... Read more

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Christians in the Orient persecuted by Buddhism, says Vatican observer

Jul 26, 2004

Writing in his weekly column for the Italian online journal “L’Espresso,” noted Vatican observer Sandro Magister reveals that, according to... Read more

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Cardinal encourages Spanish young people to live Christianity as a “passionate adventure”

Jul 26, 2004

During the celebration of the feast of St. James the Apostle, Patron of Spain, the Archbishop of Madrid and President... Read more