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Don’t call undocumented workers ‘illegal’ says Mexican cardinal

Apr 12, 2006

The archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez expressed his support this week for protests by Hispanics in the... Read more

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Puerto Rican cardinal urges prayer for politicians

Apr 12, 2006

The archbishop emeritus of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez, is calling on the faithful to pray and... Read more

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Benedict XVI: The Priest is a friend of Jesus and a man of prayer

Apr 12, 2006

Celebrating today  the chrism Mass in the Basílica of Saint Peters, Pope Benedict said that “the nucleous  of the priesthood  is to... Read more

God's unending love elevates us to God’s heights, says Pope

Apr 12, 2006

Among thousands of pilgrims gathered on Holy Thursday in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Pope Benedict XVI presided over the Mass... Read more

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Hoops for God: Priests take vocational awareness to the court

Apr 11, 2006

Kansas City’s Runnin’ Revs basketball team recently overcame the Serra All Stars at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park.... Read more

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Catholic Home Missions Appeal to focus on rural, impoverished U.S. dioceses

Apr 11, 2006

“Support the Mission Church Here in America” is the theme for this year’s national Catholic Home Missions Appeal, sponsored by... Read more

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Rising church attendance in Connecticut

Apr 11, 2006

Despite a widespread priestly sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic Church in the U.S. over recent years, Mass... Read more

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Idaho passes ‘abortion-information’ legislation

Apr 11, 2006

The Idaho House passed legislation Monday that requires doctors to provide women with information about the medical risks of abortion... Read more

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Catholic aid workers killed in latest wave of Sri Lankan violence

Apr 11, 2006

On Monday, two tsunami aid workers from the Catholic group, Caritas Internationalis were killed when an anti-personnel mine exploded near... Read more

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Spanish cardinal calls on priests to defend faithful against imposition of secular culture

Apr 11, 2006

The archbishop of Toledo, Spain, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera called on priests this week to come to the defense of... Read more

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Archbishop calls for reaction against ‘shameless wave’ of hatred toward Jesus and the Church

Apr 11, 2006

Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, has exhorted Catholics to avoid laziness and to respond with “noble firmness” to... Read more

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Cardinal Medina encourages Christians not to contribute to success of Da Vinci Code movie

Apr 11, 2006

The former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, is... Read more

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Venezuelan cardinal renews call for justice and reconciliation on anniversary of violent April 11th coup

Apr 11, 2006

As Venezuelans recalled the fourth anniversary of the April 11 crisis of 2002, which left President Hugo Chavez out of... Read more

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German bishops speak out against MTV cartoon which mocks Pope, Vatican

Apr 11, 2006

Catholics in Germany are challenging the good taste of MTV in its decision to air a British-born cartoon series mocking... Read more

Pope Benedict: Easter liturgy assures us that evil does not have last word

Apr 11, 2006

As Christians prepare to celebrate the Easter Triduum, which begins tomorrow evening, with the Holy Thursday service, Pope Benedict dedicated... Read more

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Jews are paralyzed by not studying New Testament, says Rabbi

Apr 10, 2006

Prominent reform Rabbi Michael Cook says many Jews are paralyzed by their ignorance of New Testament writings, and is urging... Read more

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Cardinal O’Malley returns to Boston for first public Mass

Apr 10, 2006

The archbishop of Boston received a standing ovation at St. Theresa of Avila Parish April 1 at the beginning of... Read more

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University students urged to use mass media to ‘be bold for Christ’

Apr 10, 2006

Christian media professionals must produce more than explicitly Christian material in order to expand their impact and influence, said seasoned... Read more

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Compendium of the Catechism officially released, sells out first 50,000-copy printing

Apr 10, 2006

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church was officially launched at the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles... Read more

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Church will oppose family planning law, says Guatemalan cardinal

Apr 10, 2006

The archbishop of Guatemala City, Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, said this past Sunday that the Church would oppose a new... Read more