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Socialist councilman criticizes Spain’s government offensive against the Church

Sep 29, 2004

A local city councilman in the town of Sestao, Spain, and leader of the movement “Christians for Socialism,” is criticizing... Read more

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Bishops comfort victims of school shooting in Argentina

Sep 29, 2004

Archbishop Guillermo Jose Garlatti of Bahia Blanca, Argentina, traveled over 400 miles to meet with Bishop Esteban Laxague of Viedma... Read more

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Catholics for a Free Choice files IRS complaint against the Culture of Life Foundation

Sep 29, 2004

A pro-abortion organization, claiming to be Catholic, has filed a complaint with the IRS against the pro-life Culture of Life... Read more

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USCCB urges House to support Marriage Protection Amendment

Sep 29, 2004

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a letter, urging the House of Representatives “to preserve and... Read more

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Irish Archbishop calls for pastoral initiatives to counter “pervasive individualism” in Catholics

Sep 29, 2004

Darmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, said this week during a priestly retreat, that “pervasive individualism” is undermining the nation’s Catholic... Read more

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Vatican Official lays out Holy See’s global policy at UN General Assembly

Sep 29, 2004

Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary for the Holy See's Relations with States, laid out the Holy See’s policy on global themes... Read more

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Pope encourages Colombian bishops to keep announcing peace and reconciliation

Sep 29, 2004

Pope John Paul II received bishops from Colombia ending their “ad limina” visit this morning and encouraged them to continue... Read more

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Pope asks Pakistani president to promote dialogue and religious tolerance

Sep 29, 2004

Pope John Paul II received Pervez Musharraf, the president of Pakistan, this morning, and encouraged him and his countrymen to... Read more

Mother of four speaks out about ‘the other sex abuse’ in the Catholic Church

Sep 29, 2004

The U.S. Church is living through another scandal, and the perpetrators are not priests; the perpetrators are parents, says Mary... Read more

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Bishops: U.S. law ‘harmful’ to immigrants, refugees

Sep 29, 2004

New legislation implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission is "extremely harmful to immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees," says the chairman... Read more

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Bishops of Venezuela call on lawmakers to reject legalization of abortion

Sep 28, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Venezuela strongly objected this week to a change in the country’s Penal Code that would legalize... Read more

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Ex-homosexual target of anti-Christian protests in Illinois

Sep 28, 2004

Protests Sunday by homosexual-rights groups of a church, hosting an ex-homosexual speaker, are "a telling glimpse into the anti-religious heart... Read more

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Patriarch of Baghdad “played all his cards” for release of Italian volunteers

Sep 28, 2004

The Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad, Emmanuel Delly, said this week the Church in Iraq played “all her cards” in working... Read more

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Catholic League says ad questioning polls discredits Christians

Sep 28, 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue spoke out against a full-page ad in the New York Times, which he says attacks... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge clergy to preach against domestic violence, aid battered women

Sep 28, 2004

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the U.S. bishops' are urging Catholic priests and other pastoral leaders to preach... Read more

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Pro-life leader says abortion movement is ‘killing itself’

Sep 28, 2004

Abortions are having a clear impact on the U.S. political landscape in more ways than the recent obvious debates and... Read more

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“Catholic vote may tip scales for Bush,” research group claims

Sep 28, 2004

A recent survey carried out by the Ventura-based Barna Group shows that a “seismic shift” in the Catholic vote in... Read more

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2005 World Communications Day to focus on Media at service of understanding between peoples

Sep 28, 2004

Pope John Paul II has chosen as the theme "The Communications Media: At the Service of Understanding between Peoples," for... Read more

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Fighting AIDS in Africa requires truth about sexuality, Pope warns

Sep 28, 2004

In Pope John Paul II’s Message for the World Day of the Sick to take place on February II, 2005,... Read more

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Pope greets Polish workers' union, wishes solidarity in all Europe

Sep 28, 2004

During today’s general audience in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II greeted some of his fellow Poles in Rome... Read more