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Jesus in the garden is most important scene in ‘Passion’, says bishop

Mar 11, 2004

The bishop of Brooklyn said he will never pray the Stations of the Cross, say the Sorrowful Mysteries of the... Read more

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Woman charged with murder for death of stillborn

Mar 11, 2004

A mother, who allegedly ignored medical warnings to have a Caesarean section when pregnant to save her twins, was charged... Read more

Jewish groups seek to prevent release of Passion in Brazil

Mar 10, 2004

A week before the national premier of “The Passion” in Brazil, a Jewish lawyer has asked the Brazilian Department of... Read more

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Bishops and priests encourage Chileans to see “Passion”

Mar 10, 2004

After a private screening in the Chilean capital, bishops and priests expressed support for the movie The Passion of the... Read more

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Second Papal visit to Rome synagogue under consideration

Mar 10, 2004

The magazine “Familia Cristiana” is reporting that a second visit by Pope John Paul II to a Roman synagogue is... Read more

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Catholic Church hears requests to excommunicate mayor

Mar 10, 2004

Chicago man is circulating a petition asking Cardinal Francis George to excommunicate Mayor Richard Daley for his public show of... Read more

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Pope John Paul II marks new milestone as third-longest reigning pope

Mar 10, 2004

Pope John Paul II will become the third-longest reigning pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, exceeding the... Read more

Vatican study confirms increase in religious indifference

Mar 9, 2004

A study by the Pontifical Council for Culture has revealed that religious indifference and faith in a “faceless God” is... Read more

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Doctor asks Senate for more research into side effects of abortion

Mar 9, 2004

A medical researcher from the University of Michigan Medical School urged members of the U.S. Senate last week to support... Read more

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Parental notice measure approved by first Senate committee

Mar 9, 2004

A proposed constitutional amendment, which would require doctors to notify the parents of minor girls seeking abortions at least 48... Read more

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New York bishops defend marriage at Capitol

Mar 9, 2004

The Catholic Conference of New York defended marriage as the union of a man and a woman at the annual... Read more

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Bishops of Costa Rica will premier “The Passion of the Christ”

Mar 9, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Costa Rica has been granted the exclusive rights by the country’s theaters to debut Mel Gibson’s... Read more

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Prime Minister of Australia rejects homosexual unions and adoptions

Mar 9, 2004

Speaking on local radio stations, John Howard, Primer Minister of Australia, criticized a regional law that authorizes the adoption of... Read more

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Mary Ann Glendon is appointed President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Mar 8, 2004

The Pope John Paul II appointed American professor Mary Ann Glendon as the new president of the Pontifical Academy of... Read more

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Archdiocese of Lima proposes spiritual preparation before seeing “The Passion”

Mar 8, 2004

The Archdiocese of Lima is encouraging the faithful to see “The Passion of the Christ,” which will premier in that... Read more

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Exorcism ministry established to deal with demonic possessions in Mexico

Mar 8, 2004

In the face of increasing numbers of demonic possessions, the Diocese of Querétaro, Mexico, has created an Exorcism Ministry, headed... Read more

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Fall River gears up for centennial celebrations

Mar 8, 2004

The Diocese of Fall River will mark its 100th anniversary with a mass of thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St.... Read more

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Catholic Church in Russia ‘emerges from the ashes of atheism,’ bishop says

Mar 8, 2004

The Catholic Church in Russia "is going through a phase of rebirth," which is being led by the youth, says... Read more

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"Apostolorum Successores": New directory for Bishops

Mar 8, 2004

The Congregation for Bishops has just published "Apostolorum successores," A Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, in answer to... Read more

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Documents reveal Roe v. Wade nearly overturned in 1992

Mar 8, 2004

Recently found documents reveal that Roe v. Wade was nearly overturned by the United States Supreme Court in 1992, reported... Read more