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Most Americans says politics should stay out of churches

Aug 24, 2004

A new poll released yesterday shows that most Americans are opposed to political parties obtaining church rosters and to Catholic... Read more

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Pope sends off Russian icon of Mary, expresses will for Christian unity

Aug 24, 2004

At a special Liturgy of the Word this morning, Pope John Paul he is pleased and grateful to see the... Read more

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Interfaith marriage can be sign of ‘love and life’: Asian bishops

Aug 23, 2004

Interfaith marriage is an opportunity for a “dialogue of words, love and life,” say the Asian bishops in the final... Read more

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Mexican bishops recommend increasing security at churches to ward off theft

Aug 23, 2004

The President of the Bishops Conference of Mexico, Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago, recommended this week that priests increase security... Read more

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Cardinal Lopez Trujillo expresses support of Latin America for canonization of Queen Isabel of Spain

Aug 23, 2004

The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, said in Avila this week the bishops... Read more

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Catholics For a Free Choice open office in Chile

Aug 23, 2004

The pro-abortion, feminist organization “Catholics For a Free Choice” has opened its first office in Chile and begun issuing statements... Read more

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Two priests attacked inside church in Jharkhand, India

Aug 23, 2004

Last Sunday night in the city of Kubbu, in Jharkand state, eastern India, an armed gang entered a Catholic Church... Read more

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Canadian Jesuits battle Wal-Mart

Aug 23, 2004

In a classic David and Goliath struggle, the Canadian Jesuits are up against one of the world’s largest corporations in... Read more

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Leading ethicist says embryos are human life, should not be cloned

Aug 23, 2004

A well-respected medical ethicist from one of Canada’s leading universities says Canada must not legalize embryonic cloning for any purpose,... Read more

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British MPs call for review of abortion law

Aug 23, 2004

Forty-seven British MPs have signed Early Day Motions, welcoming new scientific images showing young foetuses "walking in the womb" at... Read more

New poll: Americans prefer funding stem-cell research that does not destroy embryos

Aug 23, 2004

Despite claims about the benefits of embryonic stem-cell research, Americans strongly prefer funding research that does not require destroying human... Read more

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Bishops of Dominican Republic call for support of new measures to confront country’s crisis

Aug 22, 2004

The President of the Bishops Conference of the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Ramon de la Rosa, called on the government to... Read more

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Church is most trustworthy institution for most Nicaraguans

Aug 22, 2004

A national poll in Nicaragua has revealed that despite a general distrust of institutions, 70% of Nicaraguans consider the Catholic... Read more

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Thirty-three parishes in Fargo to close by 2010

Aug 22, 2004

Thirty-three parishes in rural North Dakota will close within the next six years due a shift of the population to... Read more

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Military chaplains keep ‘U.S. military machine running,’ says press report

Aug 22, 2004

Alongside U.S. troops, on a battlefield of intense bombing and gunfire, stands one unarmed man – a military chaplain –... Read more

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Ukrainian patriarch celebrates Ukrainian national holiday in upstate New York

Aug 22, 2004

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, patriarch of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, made a rare visit to Rochester and Irondequoit Aug. 21 to... Read more

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Expectation in Russia for return of Marian icon

Aug 22, 2004

Shortly after the papal announcement at Castelgandolfo regarding the return of an icon of Our Lady of Kazan to the... Read more

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Kazan icon to be venerated before being given to Russian Church

Aug 22, 2004

In the few days before the Vatican’s icon of Our Lady of Kazan will make its way to Russia and... Read more

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Liturgy is ‘a school for holiness’: Cardinal Sodano

Aug 22, 2004

The Eucharist leads the faithful to holiness and is the secret to the New Evangelization, said Angelo Cardinal Sodano, the... Read more

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Russian Catholics hope to pray in front of icon of Our Lady of Kazan before it is handed over to Orthodox

Aug 22, 2004

Parishioners of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Moscow have asked their Archbishop Mgr. Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz about the possibility of praying... Read more