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Pope encourages US Catholics to be witnesses to hope despite sex scandal

Sep 1, 2004

During an audience this morning with bishops from Boston and Hartford, the Holy Father encouraged Catholics in the U.S. to ... Read more

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24-hour parish marks 8 months of continuous service to community

Aug 31, 2004

The parish of the Nativity of Our Lady in Valencia, Spain, as part of its 25th anniversary, is celebrating this... Read more

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Cardinal warns of lack of respect for democracy in Latin America

Aug 31, 2004

The President of the Latin American Bishops Conference, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, said this week during a symposium on... Read more

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Brazilian bishops call for protection of human embryos

Aug 31, 2004

The Pastoral Committee of the Bishops Conference of Brazil published a statement this week calling on legislators to protect the... Read more

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Mexican seminary celebrates five years of priestly formation for Hispanic priests in US

Aug 31, 2004

On Tuesday the Hispanic Seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, which provides priestly formation for Hispanic vocations... Read more

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Catholic organization to denounce nonprofit status of Miami Church

Aug 31, 2004

The Catholic League says it will contact the IRS and ask it to revoke the tax-exempt status of an Evangelical... Read more

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Pope’s prayer intentions for September focus on elderly and African church

Aug 31, 2004

The Holy Father's general prayer intention is: "That old people may be considered an asset for the spiritual and human... Read more

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Idolatry is a temptation for all humanity, Pope says during general audience

Aug 31, 2004

Focusing on the second part of Psalm 113 in today's general audience, in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican,... Read more

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Catholic groups for and against Kerry clash

Aug 31, 2004

The president of grassroots organization “Catholics For Kerry 04,” said the Republicans are using Catholic organizations as “vehicles” to discredit... Read more

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Pope urges release of French journalists, end of violence in Midle East, Russia

Aug 31, 2004

"It is with great sadness and concern," he said, "that I receive the grave news about the terrorist attacks in... Read more

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Passion sells 2.4m copies on DVD

Aug 31, 2004

Mel Gibson's Biblical movie The Passion of the Christ has sold 2.4 million copies in the US by midday on... Read more

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Experts say streamlining of divorce laws will be devastating for the family

Aug 30, 2004

The President of the Institute for Family Policy in Spain, Eduardo Hertfelder, said the Socialist government’s proposal to speed up... Read more

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Cardinal encourages fostering of a “culture of vocations” in Brazil

Aug 30, 2004

During the opening of the Second Vocations Congress, taking place at the headquarters of the Bishops Conference of Brazil, Cardinal... Read more

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Church in Colombia laments no new peace initiatives by rebels

Aug 30, 2004

The Vice President of the Colombian Bishops Conference, Bishop Luis Augusto Castro, expressed disappointment this week that the response of... Read more

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Newspaper campaign assists Catholic refugees from Vietnam

Aug 30, 2004

A local newspaper in Northern Wisconsin has launched a campaign to help the nearly 500 Catholic refugees, who are arriving... Read more

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Insurers refuse to meet damage settlements in Los Angeles abuse cases

Aug 30, 2004

Insurers for the dioceses of Los Angeles and Orange are balking at paying the possible damages claimed by hundreds of... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge FCC to adapt rules so public can oppose indecency

Aug 30, 2004

U.S. broadcasters should be required to maintain archives of the programs they air and make them easily available in order... Read more

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Russian Patriarch responds to Pope’s gesture, insists on “respect” for Orthodox territories

Aug 30, 2004

The Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II sent a letter to Pope John Paul II thanking him for the handing over... Read more

Cardinal Egan to give official benediction at RNC on Thursday

Aug 30, 2004

The Republican National Convention in New York this week has two things that the Democratic convention a few months ago... Read more

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USCCB regrets NY judge saying partial-birth abortion is 'brutal'… but constitutional

Aug 29, 2004

The USCCB encourages the appeal of a court decision made last week, which found the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional. Read more