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Controversy erupts after Catholic, Protestant clerics concelebrate Easter mass

Apr 19, 2006

Controversy in Ireland continues after a Protestant clergyman marked the 90th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 and the... Read more

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USCCB receives major grant to support human trafficking victims

Apr 19, 2006

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has received a major five-year government contract award to provide comprehensive support services... Read more

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Audit shows Boston Archdiocese is $46M in red, ministries at risk

Apr 19, 2006

The Archdiocese of Boston released a two-year audit Wednesday that showed it running a $46.3-million deficit, largely caused by the... Read more

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Dominican Republic cardinal decries proposal to legalize death penalty

Apr 19, 2006

As the Dominican Republic’s national congress continues its debate on a proposal to reform the country’s penal code and allow... Read more

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Cardinal Sterzinsky says Benedict XVI’s pontificate contributing to rehabilitation of Germany

Apr 19, 2006

As the Church celebrated the first anniversary of Benedict XVI’s election to the papacy Wednesday, Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky of Berlin... Read more

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Spanish cardinal: Cathedrals should be special places of Christian activity

Apr 19, 2006

The Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, said this week that Spain’s cathedrals should be special places of Christian formation... Read more

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Open conversion to Christianity still not possible in Egypt

Apr 19, 2006

A report by the EFE news agency states that despite the Egyptian government’s recent decision to allow missionaries of “all... Read more

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Knights of Columbus rededicate support to Pope Benedict on first anniversary

Apr 19, 2006

In celebration of the one year anniversary of Benedict XVI’s election to Pope last spring, the world’s 1.7 million Knights... Read more

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Pope appoints Santo Domingo Cardinal to represent him at St. Toribio celebration

Apr 19, 2006

The Vatican has announced that Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopex Rodriguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic will... Read more

Vatican officials announce plans to celebrate 500th anniversary of St. Peter’s Basilica

Apr 19, 2006

As the Church begins its celebrations for the 500th birthday of the largest church in the Christian world, Vatican officials... Read more

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Italian Catholic writer analyses Benedict XVI style on first anniversary.

Apr 19, 2006

As Pope Benedict celebrates a year of pontificate, Italian Catholic writer Vittorio Messori made a thorough depiction of what he... Read more

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Life doesn't start at conception, but after says Cardinal Martini in dialogue with bio-ethicist

Apr 19, 2006

Italian Vatican analyst Sandro Magister is releasing a long dialogue Cardinal  Martini sustained with Ignazio Marino, famous Italian bio-ethicist, and... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput praises role of permanent deacons in building up both priests and lay

Apr 18, 2006

Permanent deacons offer a unique witness to lay people, priests and bishops as well as a constant reminder of the... Read more

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Catholic magazine apologizes over Mohammed cartoon

Apr 18, 2006

The editor of a religious magazine apologized Sunday for publishing a cartoon that angered several Muslim organizations in Italy, reported... Read more

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Priest warns: Hawaii set to become abortion state

Apr 18, 2006

A Virginia-based pro-life group is urging Hawaii’s governor to veto a bill that would allow late-term abortions in the aloha... Read more

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Catholic teens take faith door-to-door

Apr 18, 2006

Nearly 150 teens traveled to the Diocese of Arlington last week for the ‘Youth for the Third Millennium Mega Mission’--an... Read more

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Moscow newspaper publishes Russian translation of ‘Deus caritas est’

Apr 18, 2006

Coinciding with the celebration of Easter Sunday, the Catholic newspaper “Svet Evangelja” (The Light of the Gospel) has published the... Read more

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Media reports spiritual revival in Germany triggered by Benedict XVI

Apr 18, 2006

The German newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI has triggered a spiritual revival in his native country, which... Read more

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Humanity’s progress linked to the Resurrection of Christ, says argentine bishop

Apr 18, 2006

Archbishop Jose Maria Arancibia of Mendoza, Argentina, said this week that the Christian vision of progress is not pessimistic, but... Read more

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Third edition of historic Cuban magazine published

Apr 18, 2006

The Catholic Press Union in Cuba has published the third edition of the magazine Verdad y Esperanza in order to... Read more