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“Christians have much to give in Hollywood”

May 16, 2004

During the First International Symposium on “The educational role of cinema”, which is taking place in Valencia, Spain, American screenwriter... Read more

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Mother Angelica named ‘Citizen of the Year’ by local broadcasters’ association

May 16, 2004

Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN Global Catholic Network, was named the Alabama Broadcasters Association's Citizen of the Year. Read more

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Miracle in Brazil led to canonization of Gianna Beretta

May 16, 2004

More than 50,000 people packed into St. Peter’s Square yesterday to witness the canonization of a mother who sacrificed her... Read more

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Young, energetic Bishop of Grand Rapids died on Sunday

May 16, 2004

Kevin Britt, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids has died at the age of 59. Co-workers found... Read more

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Pope canonizes six new saints, including "Martyr of Life," Gianna Beretta Molla

May 16, 2004

On Sunday Pope John Paul II canonized six new saints for the Church, including Don Luigi Orione, founder of the... Read more

Charity must mark our opposition to same sex couples, says Archbishop of Boston

May 16, 2004

Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley of Boston issued a document on Saturday expressing "deep sadness" at the impending legal marriages of... Read more

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Vatican watcher gives a personal look at new biography of Pope John Paul

May 13, 2004

In order to mark the official publication of the new autobiographical book by Pope John Paul II, “Get Up, Let’s... Read more

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Bishop of Colorado Springs: voters of pro-abortion candidates should also refrain from communion

May 13, 2004

Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs issued a pastoral letter yesterday admonishing Catholics to refrain from receiving communion if... Read more

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Chilean Cardinal says distribution of abortion pill an “abominable crime”

May 13, 2004

Speaking with reporters at the Vatican, Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina said the distribution of the morning after pill, with its... Read more

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Archbishop rejects incursion of paramilitary groups into Venezuela

May 13, 2004

In the wake of the discovery of paramilitary groups in Venezuela, Archbishop Jorge Urosa Savino of Valencia is calling on... Read more

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Troops must leave Iraq soon but not before June 30, says Cardinal Martino

May 13, 2004

The Vatican’s former envoy to the United Nations said yesterday that the U.S.-led coalition forces should pull out of Iraq... Read more

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Vietnam rejects U.S. resolution calling for release of Catholic priest

May 13, 2004

The United States passed a resolution yesterday calling for the release of a Catholic priest, accused of attempting to undermine... Read more

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Federal judge upholds court decision allowing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts

May 13, 2004

An attempt to block legal same-sex marriages from taking place in Massachusetts next week failed when a federal judge rejected... Read more

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Pope to U.S. bishops: Be at the forefront of the spiritual journey of sanctification

May 13, 2004

Continuing his series of reflections on the ‘munus sanctificandi’ (mandate to sanctify) of bishops, the Pope met with U.S. prelates... Read more

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Mexican Archbishop: The Church cannot cease to announce the Gospel

May 12, 2004

As elections approach in Mexico, the Archbishop of  Durango, Hector Gonzalez Martinez, said this week, “Although some think she should... Read more

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Cuban Church shows ‘positive tendencies,’ bishop says

May 12, 2004

Despite the difficult political and economic situation in Cuba, the Catholic Church in the Caribbean country shows “quite positive tendencies,”... Read more

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Australian Treasury Minister says families need to have more children for the good of the country

May 12, 2004

Although many governments throughout the world insist that progress requires the reduction of world population, a government official in Australia... Read more

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Mother challenges system after girl, 14, has abortion without parental consent

May 12, 2004

A mother, whose 14-year-old daughter was allowed to have an abortion without her knowledge or consent, has launched an attack... Read more

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Woman who risked her life instead of aborting 40 years ago dies at 82

May 12, 2004

Jacobina Surian Adams was two months pregnant when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1962. Doctors advised her that... Read more

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Holy See says avoid buying brands produced through child labor

May 12, 2004

A spokesman for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is calling on believers to avoid buying products that are... Read more