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Facing threats to the faith together: Pope affirms commitment to building unity with Greek Orthodox Church

Feb 26, 2006

At noon today, Pope Benedict XVI met with a group of priests and seminarians visiting as representatives of the Orthodox... Read more

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4,000 young people stand up for sexual purity

Feb 26, 2006

On Sunday at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center, organizers of a weekend-long pornography expo were busy packing up the last of... Read more

Pope Benedict calls the youth to be "a new generation of apostles anchored firmly in the word of Christ"

Feb 26, 2006

In his message to all the youth in the world, for the celebration of the XXI World Youth Day, which... Read more

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Pakistani Prime Minister promises to protect religious minorities

Feb 23, 2006

During a meeting with a group of Catholic bishops in Islamabad, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz, promised he... Read more

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Thousands of young people participate in family catechetical congress

Feb 23, 2006

On February 19 more than 4,000 young people from different countries gathered together with Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, Archbishop of... Read more

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Relics of St. Francis Xavier to be brought to Navarre

Feb 23, 2006

Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of his birth, most important relic of St. Francis Xavier—the saint’s right arm--currently on display... Read more

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Colombian bishop: Church leaders have right to encourage pro-life voting

Feb 23, 2006

The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Fabian Marulanda Lopez, said this week he was surprised by... Read more

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Sister awarded Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award

Feb 23, 2006

Sr. Lourdes Sheehan, associate general secretary at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been awarded the Holy Cross... Read more

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March calendar calls for prayer, almsgiving

Feb 23, 2006

Lent calls Catholics to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. With the start of Lent March 1, the U.S. Catholic Bishops have... Read more

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Vatican officials call on Muslims to stop violence against Christians

Feb 23, 2006

The Vatican is urging Islamic countries to show more tolerance towards Christian minorities after riots in Turkey and Nigeria saw... Read more

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Bishop says ‘pro-choice’ Catholics adhere to ‘right-to-murder’ heresy

Feb 23, 2006

Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, Oregon, has warned the faithful that Catholic politicians or voters who are pro-abortion commit heresy... Read more

‘Blessed are the Peacemakers’, Pope Benedict tells Bishops of war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina

Feb 23, 2006

Meeting today with prelates from the Catholic Bishops Conference of Bosnia-Herzegovina in the war-torn former Yugoslavia, Pope Benedict XVI stressed... Read more

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Pope will preside at Ash Wednesday Mass, procession; act will renew ancient tradition

Feb 23, 2006

The Vatican announced today that next week, Pope Benedict himself will mark the beginning of lent with an Ash Wednesday... Read more

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Who decides nature of human embryos? Vatican conference to explore scientific, ethical issues

Feb 23, 2006

Earlier today at the Vatican Press Office, a veritable who’s who of scientific and ethical experts gathered to discuss the... Read more

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ACLU opposes creation of 'Catholic town'

Feb 22, 2006

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is opposed to the efforts of Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan to build a... Read more

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EU official condemns attacks on Catholic churches

Feb 22, 2006

Violent attacks against the Catholic Church impacts the right of Catholics to practice their faith, said deputy chairman of the... Read more

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North American nun closer to sainthood, second miracle attributed

Feb 22, 2006

A second miracle has been attributed to Mother Theodore Guerin, opening the way for a possible canonization this fall. Read more

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Catholics fight proposal to oblige hospitals to provide ‘morning after pill’

Feb 22, 2006

Catholics have taken up the fight against a proposal in the Connecticut state legislature that would require all hospitals —... Read more

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Greek seminarians, priests to make historic visit to Rome; seek understanding between Orthodox and Catholic faiths

Feb 22, 2006

On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to meet with priests and seminarians from Greece’s Orthodox Christian Church. It is... Read more

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Vatican to release new pastoral document on care for often persecuted Gypsies

Feb 22, 2006

The Vatican has announced that the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples will... Read more