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Colombian priest to provide chaplain services to Hispanic US troops in Iraq

Jun 7, 2006

Colombian-born Father Luis Silva is set to travel to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the US military chaplaincy... Read more

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Cardinal Cipriani calls for “truce” to allow new Peruvian government to take form

Jun 7, 2006

The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, sent greetings to the new President-elect of Peru, Alan Garcia, and called... Read more

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Satanic sect thought to be behind murder of Colombian family on 6/6/06

Jun 7, 2006

Authorities believe a satanic group may be behind the murder of six members of a Colombian family in the town... Read more

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Ruling Socialist party in Bolivia seizes lands surrounding national Marian shrine

Jun 7, 2006

The ruling Socialist party in Bolivia has seized lands surrounding the Marian Shrine of Copacabana, which are used to help... Read more

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Simple majority not enough to pass marriage amendment

Jun 6, 2006

The Senate today, voted to reject a proposed amendment to the US Constitution which would ban gay "marriage". Read more

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Volunteers for World Meeting of Families include 84 year-old woman

Jun 6, 2006

The AVAN news agency is reporting that an 84 year-old widow and mother of two is the oldest volunteer for... Read more

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Spanish television channel publicizing boycott of the Pope demands rights to broadcast papal visit

Jun 6, 2006

Organizers of next July’s World Meeting of Families, which will be attended by Pope Benedict XVI, have expressed dismay over... Read more

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World conference in Rome to address stem cell use in therapeutic research

Jun 6, 2006

The International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and the Pontifical Academy for Life will hold a World Meeting on the... Read more

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US bishops support congressional resolutions denouncing Chinese ordinations

Jun 6, 2006

Bishop Thomas Wenski has urged the Bush Administration to communicate to Chinese authorities the impact the unauthorized ordination of two... Read more

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Catechists trained to use computer-based faith-education program

Jun 6, 2006

A new computer-based faith-education program for children unlocks a different Gospel story each month - linking Sunday Mass readings to... Read more

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Don’t expect endorsement of the Church, Nicaraguan archbishop tells political candidates

Jun 6, 2006

Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes of Managua has asked the country’s presidential candidates to refrain from pressuring the Church for an endorsement... Read more

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Court decision allowing Muslim course in public schools is ‘double standard’

Jun 6, 2006

The Thomas More Law Center has requested the United States Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’... Read more

Pope speaks on the Primacy of Peter

Jun 6, 2006

Pope Benedict spoke today on the foundation of the Catholic Church upon the rock represented by St. Peter the Apostle,... Read more

Young must see in the Church a friend, not an obstacle, Pope says

Jun 5, 2006

The Church and its teaching must be presented to the youth as a friend and not as an obstacle to... Read more

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New Vatican document reiterates marriage as the only appropriate place for human procreation

Jun 5, 2006

The family is the only natural and truly human context for procreation. That is the core message of a document... Read more

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Three new auxiliaries for Brooklyn

Jun 5, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Read more

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Archbishop Chaput asks for support of Federal Marriage Amendment

Jun 5, 2006

Archbishop Charles Chaput has urged Catholics to contact their senators and encourage them to vote for the federal amendment. The... Read more

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Politicians, vocations on agenda for US bishops’ spring meeting

Jun 5, 2006

The relationship between bishops, the Church and politicians will be on the agenda for the spring meeting of the United... Read more

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Catholic writer says Paul VI, Humanae Vitae still misrepresented

Jun 5, 2006

The notion that the Catholic Church retained the ban on artificial birth control in 1968 because it was afraid that... Read more

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Paraguayan archbishop cautions against superstitious beliefs in 666

Jun 5, 2006

In response to the wave of superstition that has resulted from the date 6/6/06, Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo of Asuncion cautioned... Read more