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Conference on Science and Faith inaugurated at the Vatican

Jun 2, 2004

This morning Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, inaugurated an interdisciplinary conference on science and faith.... Read more

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Pope will preside Corpus Christi celebrations on June 10

Jun 2, 2004

At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Pope John Paul will preside at Mass in the... Read more

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Support for Kerry drops among Catholic voters, says poll

Jun 2, 2004

Poll results released yesterday show Catholic presidential candidate John Kerry receiving only 20 percent support among the United States’ 51... Read more

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USCCB representative urges appeal of California ruling against Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

Jun 2, 2004

A spokesperson for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging an appeal of the ruling made June 1 by... Read more

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Pope postpones indefinitely the creation of a Ukranian Patriarchate

Jun 2, 2004

Addressing members of the Permanent Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church headed by Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, Pope John Paul postponed... Read more

Democrat senator releases controversial Catholic scorecard, reactions follow

Jun 2, 2004

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and other Democrat senators released on Wednesday a controversial analysis of votes and actions of Catholic... Read more

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Restoration of Nicaraguan cathedral damaged by earthquake set to begin

Jun 1, 2004

The President of Nicaragua, Enrique Bolanos, announced during a trip to Mexico that he has received the blueprints for the... Read more

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Argentinean bishop says “cafeteria Catholics” not in line with the Church

Jun 1, 2004

Bishop Juan Ruben Martinez of Posadas, Argentina, said this week that in an age marked by individualism it is common... Read more

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Media picks up story of mother who saved her baby by performing caesarian section on self

Jun 1, 2004

The Associated Press arrived at the remote village of Rio Talea in the southern mountains of Mexico to confirm a... Read more

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Judge rules in favor of keeping Ten Commandments monument in Utah Park

Jun 1, 2004

The Thomas More Law Center announced on Tuesday that the Society of Separationists failed in its efforts to remove a... Read more

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Californian diocese to appeal Catholic Charities lawsuit before U.S. Supreme Court

Jun 1, 2004

Bishop William K. Weigand of Sacramento, announced on Tuesday that Catholic Charities of Sacramento will appeal a decision by the... Read more

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Legal watchdog “disappointed” but “not surprised” with Court ruling against Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

Jun 1, 2004

The American Center for Law and Justice, which filed an amicus (“friendly”) brief in the New York case involving the... Read more

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International organizations are needed to oversee fair distribution, Vatican offical says

Jun 1, 2004

A speech given by Msgr. Ettore Balestrero, an official of the Vatican Secretariat of State, indicating the need for greater... Read more

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Pope greets fellow Poles, recalls first visit to Poland

Jun 1, 2004

Today, on the 25th anniversary of his first visit to his native Poland as pope, John Paul II greeted the... Read more

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Suffering can be a path of inner freedom, Pope says

Jun 1, 2004

In this morning’s weekly general audience in the presence of 13,000 faithful at St. Peter’s Square, the Pope reflected on... Read more

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Britain opens world’s first stem-cell bank

May 31, 2004

The United Kingdom opened the world’s first national stem-cell bank May 19, hoping to lead the international scientific community in... Read more

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Church plays key role in assisting flood victims in Dominican Republic, Haiti

May 31, 2004

Local officials on the island of Hispaniola are complaining about the lack of help from the federal government to assist... Read more

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German scientists discover carcinogenic substances in condoms

May 31, 2004

The prestigious Department of Chemical and Veterinary Research of Stuttgart, Germany, has published a report indicating that the majority of... Read more

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Pope hopes to attend Eucharistic Congress in Mexico, says Cardinal Rivera

May 31, 2004

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City said this Sunday that Pope John Paul II hopes to travel to Mexico... Read more

From Marine to nun: story of a conversion

May 31, 2004

In 1994, after years of drinking and carousing, 34-year-old former Marine truck driver Jo Ann Doane entered the Trappistine monastery. Read more