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Bishop supports outreach to AIDS victims, not AIDS walk

Dec 7, 2003

Bishop Raymond L. Burke of La Crosse said he supports the diocesan outreach ministry to AIDS victims but, because of... Read more

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U.S. bishops speak out against over-the-counter "emergency contraception"

Dec 7, 2003

Emergency contraceptives should not be switched from prescription to over-the-counter drugs, say the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  Read more

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No regrets for urging Catholic politicians to vote pro-life: Bishop Burke

Dec 7, 2003

A bishop who wrote letters to two Catholic state legislators and one member of Congress, urging them to support pro-life... Read more

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Optimism and hope growing in Columbia, Bishop says

Dec 7, 2003

During his visit to the organization Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Luis Romero Franco of Facatitiva, Columbia, praised... Read more

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Divorces will outnumber marriages by 2009 in Spain

Dec 7, 2003

According to data from the Institute for Family Politics that will be officially presented next week, the annual divorce rate... Read more

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Pope issues apostolic letter to mark 40th anniversary of Sacrosantum Concilium

Dec 4, 2003

Pope John Paul II signed his latest Apostolic Letter yesterday, December 4, marking the 40th anniversary of the Vatican II... Read more

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New vocations depend on testimony of holiness, Pope says

Dec 4, 2003

In a message released on the occasion of the 41st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope John Paul II... Read more

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There is a close relationship between hunger and peace, Pope says

Dec 4, 2003

Addressing  participants at the 32nd Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO,) Pope John Paul... Read more

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Catholic-Jewish statement: we share moral responsibility to the World

Dec 4, 2003

An Israeli Delegation  and  the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews issued on Thursday a joint declaration... Read more

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Episcopal diocese requests membership in Catholic Church

Dec 4, 2003

An Episcopalian diocese approached the Vatican and requested to come into the Roman Catholic Church, Seattle Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett... Read more

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Catholic lawmakers must vote pro-life: Bishop Burke

Dec 4, 2003

As practicing Catholics, Catholic lawmakers cannot support legislation that is "anti-life," said Bishop Raymond L. Burke in letters that he... Read more

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Public universities go to battle in favor of same-sex benefits

Dec 4, 2003

The Thomas More Law Center has questioned the use of public funds by universities to advance the homosexual agenda after... Read more

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New Iraqi Patriarch concerned with Muslim fundamentalism

Dec 4, 2003

The new top Catholic leader of Iraq,  Emmanuel III Delly, recently elected Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, expressed yesterday... Read more

Pope calls for radical renewal of liturgical and religious music

Dec 3, 2003

To mark the 100th anniversary of Pope St. Pius X’s motu propio on the renewal of sacred music, “Tra le... Read more

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Boston Archbishop to sell residence

Dec 3, 2003

The Archdiocese of Boston officially announced on Wednesday that it is about to sell the Archbishop's grand residence located in... Read more

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Pope commemorates great Ukranian famine of 1932-33, recalls victims of Communism

Dec 3, 2003

Pope John Paul II has sent a message to Ukrainian Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, Archbishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians, and... Read more

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Pope recalls trip to Bosnia, calls for spiritual renewal

Dec 3, 2003

Pope John Paul II received on Thursday members of the committee that organized his pastoral visit on June 22, 2003... Read more

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Pope wishes peace to Iraq during audience with newly elected Patriarch

Dec 3, 2003

On Wednesday afternoon,  Pope John Paul II  received in audience His Beatitude Emmanuel III Dely, the new Patriarch of Babylonia... Read more

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Catholic Church in Illinois challenges law giving accusers more time to sue

Dec 3, 2003

The Catholic Church in Illinois, which includes the Archdiocese of Chicago, is challenging a new state law that grants more... Read more

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California High Court holds decision on Catholic Church and contraceptive law

Dec 3, 2003

The California Supreme Court has made no immediate decision in the appeal of the local Catholic Church to be exempted... Read more