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Bishop highlights contribution of consecrated life to materialistic world

Feb 2, 2006

In a letter marking the World Day of Consecrated Life, celebrated on February 2, Bishop Jose Sanchez Gonzalez of Sigüenza-Guadalajara,... Read more

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New Canadian Prime Minister promises to review homosexual “marriage”

Feb 2, 2006

The election of Stephen Harper has Prime Minister of Canada and the new breakdown of the Canadian legislature is giving... Read more

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Guatemalan bishops ready to challenge constitutionality of anti-life law

Feb 2, 2006

The Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala is poised to file a petition before the country’s Supreme Court to stop a new... Read more

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Archbishop Naumann: Scripture exhorts faithful to welcome the migrant, alien

Feb 2, 2006

In his latest column, Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann weighed in on the volatile national immigration debate, saying that... Read more

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Cardinal Mahony implores Supreme Court to keep priest files confidential, cites 1st Amendment, confessional freedoms

Feb 2, 2006

Cardinal Roger Mahony and the lawsuit-wracked Archdiocese of Los Angeles have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a series... Read more

Holy See announces Plenary Indulgence for World Day of Sick

Feb 2, 2006

The decree stated that their souls must be “completely removed from attachment to any form of sin” and that they... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput considers Spokane settlement, approach to sex-abuse claims

Feb 2, 2006

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver said Catholics in Colorado would examine Bishop William Skylstad’s settlement and approach to the sex-abuse... Read more

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Jerusalem church leaders express support for new Palestinian government

Feb 2, 2006

The 13 patriarchs and heads of the Churches of Jerusalem have issued a statement, congratulating the Palestinian people for their... Read more

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Bush touts religious freedom, says US is ‘nation of prayer’

Feb 2, 2006

Americans are a prayerful people who continue to seek God’s will and to respond to this will in service to... Read more

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'Faces of Abortion' launched in 110 countries in Russian

Feb 2, 2006

The Russian-language Christian New Life Television is now airing Operation Outcry’s 30-minute “Faces of Abortion” television show in 110 countries... Read more

Pope to Consecrated: you are like sentinels that glimpse and announce the new life that is already present in history

Feb 1, 2006

On the occasion of the World day of Consecrated life, Pope Benedict refered to consecrated persons as "an announcement of... Read more

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Pope accepts Bishop Gumbleton’s resignation

Feb 1, 2006

Pope Benedict accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Detroit, U.S.A., presented by Thomas J.... Read more

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“Be strong in faith,” theme for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Poland.

Feb 1, 2006

“Be strong in faith,” is the theme chosen to accompany Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to  Poland, planned for the end... Read more

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Argentina medial society backs government official’s opposition to drug parties

Feb 1, 2006

The Society of Medical and Biological Ethics of Argentina announced its support this week for the Health Minister of the... Read more

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Iraqi archbishop says Christian community becoming “Church of martyrs”

Feb 1, 2006

Reacting to a series of explosions this past Sunday in Christian churches throughout Iraq, Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk said,... Read more

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Totalitarian tendencies threatening “democratic” regimes, warns Vatican cardinal

Feb 1, 2006

The president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Cardinal Julian Herranz, warned in Madrid this week against “ideological totalitarian... Read more

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Catholic Charities USA urges Congress not to slash vital programs for poor

Feb 1, 2006

Catholic Charities USA, one of the nation’s largest social service networks, is making a last-minute plea to the U.S. House... Read more

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New round begins in US Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue

Feb 1, 2006

More than 20 Lutheran and Roman Catholic leaders in the United States are set to continue their dialogue toward unity... Read more

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US bishops’ conference urges Congress to support ‘Holly’s Law’

Feb 1, 2006

An official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging Congress to put “Holly’s Law” to a vote... Read more

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Democrats oppose Supreme Court nominees not backed by abortion industry, says priest

Feb 1, 2006

A Catholic priest says the Democrats’ nearly unanimous opposition to Justice Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court in the Jan.... Read more