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Holy Father calls for holiness in response to advancing secularism

May 2, 2004

In a message sent to Bishop Salvatore Boccaccio of Frosinone, on the 17th centenary of the death of St. Ambrose,... Read more

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Cardinal Terrazas calls for dialogue in resolve tensions in Bolivia

May 2, 2004

Cardinal Julio Terrazas, Archbishop of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is calling on his countrymen to establish “reasonable dialogue” with the government... Read more

Pope appeals for release of hostages in Iraq, assures his solidarity

Apr 29, 2004

Thursday afternoon Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass for the release of hostages held in Iraq and for all who... Read more

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Family “irreplaceable” in building inter-generational solidarity, says Holy Father

Apr 29, 2004

In an address this morning to members of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences, who are celebrating their annual plenary... Read more

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Future belongs to the religious, says demographer

Apr 29, 2004

An article in the current issue of the prestigious quarterly “Foreign Affairs” states that the future “belongs” to religious people... Read more

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Vatican says no to churches used as mosques

Apr 29, 2004

A formal request to share the Roman Catholic cathedral in Cordoba with the city’s Muslims was not advanced to the... Read more

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Priest proposes chapel for street children in Rio

Apr 29, 2004

Because of the resentment people bear toward street children, it is almost impossible for them to enter and use chapels... Read more

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Catholic television expands in Canada

Apr 29, 2004

Salt + Light Television, Canada’s Catholic television network, announced yesterday that it has expanded its services to Quebec – the... Read more

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Patriarch of Venice inaugurates learning center

Apr 29, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Patriarch of Venice, inaugurated this week the Studium Generale Marcianum, a new learning center that seeks... Read more

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Beatification for doctor and father of five

Apr 29, 2004

The cause for beatification of Dr. Maria Mullerat of Spain has advanced this week, as Archbishop Lluis Martinez of Tarragona... Read more

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Chirac confirms illegality of homosexual unions and calls for sanctions

Apr 29, 2004

After the mayor of a small town in France announced he would officiate at the country’s first homosexual wedding, French... Read more

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“Holiness central to life and identity of every Bishop,” says Pope

Apr 28, 2004

Addressing bishops from the ecclesiastical provinces of Baltimore and Washington who end their ‘ad limina’ visit today, the Holy Father... Read more

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Catholics must promote ‘freedom for’ more than ‘freedom from,’ says Cardinal Dulles

Apr 28, 2004

Catholics in the United States must live and promote a positive approach to liberty, conceived more as “freedom for” something... Read more

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"Blood of the martyrs, seeds of the Church" - International colloquium on the martyrs in Paris

Apr 28, 2004

The martyrs of the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Africa were the focus of a one-day colloquium on the martyrs of... Read more

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Campaign funds will not support those who ‘betrayed’ the Church: Bishop McDonnell

Apr 28, 2004

At the launch of Springfield’s annual diocesan campaign yesterday, Bishop Timothy McDonnell assured the faithful that funds raised would in... Read more

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French Justice Minister says homosexual unions “against the law”

Apr 28, 2004

France’s Justice Minister, Dominique Perben, said this week the “marriage” between two homosexuals, which Green party member of parliament and... Read more

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“Eucharistic Expo” to be part of International Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara

Apr 28, 2004

As a part of the activities of the 2004 International Eucharistic Congress, the Archdiocese of Guadalajara will organize a “Eucharistic... Read more

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Archbishop Porras: International community is concerned about Venezuela

Apr 28, 2004

Speaking from Spain, where he is participating in a conference in Santiago de Compostela, Arcbishsop Baltazar Porras, President of the... Read more

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Evangelization of world requires 'experts' in the Eucharist, says Pope

Apr 28, 2004

“To evangelize the world there is need of apostles who are 'experts' in the celebration, adoration and contemplation of the... Read more

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Seek God’s face in prayer, says Pope

Apr 27, 2004

Pope John Paul II taught today that the way to attain the vision of God’s face in this life is... Read more