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Document re homosexuals in priesthood warranted, prudent, says Catholic League

Nov 23, 2005

The Vatican document indicating that homosexuals cannot be admitted to the seminary and to holy orders is warranted and prudent,... Read more

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Vatican Christmas concert will highlight Church universality, honor east Asian missions

Nov 23, 2005

The Vatican announced today that its annual Christmas concert, scheduled for December 3rd, will be dedicated this year to the... Read more

Education, cultural dialogue, support for rural farmers needed to combat poverty, hunger, says Pope

Nov 23, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict told a group of representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),... Read more

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Argentinean bishop says sins of omission are also sign of rejection of God

Nov 22, 2005

Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis, Argentina, said this week “the rejection of God is not only conveyed by... Read more

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Colombian bishops praise restarting of negotiations between government and rebel leaders

Nov 22, 2005

Bishop Fabian Marulanda of Florencia and Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia praised the decision by President Alvaro... Read more

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Boston Archbishop cancels attendance at Catholic Charities dinner honoring pro-abortion mayor

Nov 22, 2005

The Archdiocese of Boston has confirmed that Archbishop Sean O’Malley will not attend a Christmas dinner hosted by the local... Read more

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Cinema has potential to spiritually guide man to essential understanding of himself, says Archbishop Foley

Nov 22, 2005

As he inaugurated the 9th International Congress on Cinema and Spirituality last evening, Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the... Read more

Through Christ, ‘we reach infinite, glorious depths of God,’ says Pope

Nov 22, 2005

In today’s general audience, Pope Benedict XVI explained to a large number of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square that... Read more

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U.S. Vatican ambassador says new document on homosexuality will make Church stronger

Nov 22, 2005

Remarking yesterday on the long-awaited release of a Vatican document regarding admission of homosexuals to Catholic seminaries, the U.S.’s ambassador... Read more

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World Council of Churches, Catholic Church celebrate 40 years of ecumenism

Nov 22, 2005

Four decades of cooperation, between the World Council of Churches and the Catholic Church, for the advancement of ecumenism was... Read more

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$3M goes to five dioceses for post-hurricane reconstruction

Nov 22, 2005

The Committee on the Home Missions has awarded a special $3-million grant to the five dioceses most affected by Hurricanes... Read more

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US backs Vatican effort to improve relations with China

Nov 22, 2005

The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See said one of his priorities is to support the Vatican's efforts for improved... Read more

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Catholic Charities ranked second-largest nonprofit in US

Nov 22, 2005

Catholic Charities USA has received two top rankings by respected nonprofit publications. It was ranked the second-largest nonprofit organization in... Read more

Vatican document on homosexuals in the priesthood published by Italian news agency

Nov 21, 2005

The Italian news agency Adista has leaked the complete text of the long-awaited Instruction from the Congregation for Catholic Education... Read more

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Laity lacks formation to evangelize, Mexican bishop says

Nov 21, 2005

Auxiliary Bishop Gustavo Rodriguez Vega of Monterrey, Mexico, said this week the laity’s lack of formation has hindered their ability... Read more

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Overcome violence with good, say bishops of El Salvador

Nov 21, 2005

In a pastoral letter the Bishops’ Conference of El Salvador has called on authorities and society at large to assume... Read more

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Liberal agendas, rather than common sense, driving world policies on sexuality

Nov 21, 2005

During the 7th Congress on Catholics and Public Life, which took place last weekend in Madrid, psychologist Patricia Martinez Peroni... Read more

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Bishops act in faithfulness to gospel, not in response to government, says head of Spanish Bishops’ Conference

Nov 21, 2005

The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Bishop Ricardo Blazquez, said this week the bishops carry out their pastoral... Read more

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Catholic League warns lawmakers against “Catholic” pro-abortion group at upcoming policy summit

Nov 21, 2005

Catholic League President Bill Donahue issued a stern warning to Catholic lawmakers attending the upcoming ‘Summit on the States,’ at... Read more

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Some Catholic organizations struggling with post-hurricane donations

Nov 21, 2005

Following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in August and September, some Catholic organizations along the Gulf Coast are... Read more