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Terri’s parents say she would not want her life terminated due to Catholic beliefs

Jul 20, 2004

The parents of a brain-damaged woman, at the center of a right-to-die case, said their daughter would not want to... Read more

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Obedience to God's plans is source of peace, Pope says

Jul 20, 2004

The Holy Father spoke on Psalm 118 during today’s general audience in the Paul VI Hall, in which he explaind... Read more

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Catholic leaders and Sandinistas pray together after 25 years in Nicaragua

Jul 19, 2004

Nicaragua's former Marxist President Daniel Ortega and Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo prayed together for reconciliation on Monday evening, on... Read more

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Cuban bishops receive delegation from Mexican Bishops Conference

Jul 19, 2004

According to a report by the Bishops Conference of Cuba, a delegation from the Bishops Conference of Mexico, headed up... Read more

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4-D images spark debate on abortion in Spain

Jul 19, 2004

The publishing of 4-dimensional pictures of the unborn, which show the fetus smiling, blinking her eyes and crying several weeks... Read more

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Argentina could be first country in Latin America to legalize abortion on demand

Jul 19, 2004

Argentina is in danger of becoming the first country in Latin America—with the exception of Cuba—to legalize abortion “on demand... Read more

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Cardinal McCarrick urges court to halt executions for crimes committed by juveniles

Jul 19, 2004

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick has called on the United States Supreme Court to halt the execution of persons for crimes committed... Read more

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Seattle Archbishop says pro-abortion politicians must refrain from Communion

Jul 19, 2004

Catholic politicians, who defend pro-abortion policies should refrain from receiving Communion, although ministers should not make the decision of denying... Read more

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Bishop says homosexual men should not be admitted to priesthood

Jul 19, 2004

Homosexuals should be banned from the Catholic priesthood, said Bishop John D'Arcy in an interview published yesterday in the Boston... Read more

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Pope intervenes in seminary sex scandal in Austria

Jul 19, 2004

The Vatican Press Office announced this Tuesday that Pope John Paul II has appointed an apostolic visitator to probe the... Read more

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New Muslim attack kills Evangelical minister in Indonesia

Jul 18, 2004

Muslim gunmen attacked a Christian church in Indonesia on Sunday, killing the minister, a woman, and wounding four worshippers. Read more

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Church in Mexico creates fund to provide capital for small businesses

Jul 18, 2004

This Sunday the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, took up a special collection for the new “Cardinal Garibi Rivera Foundation,” which... Read more

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Pro-life Cuban dissident suffering from serious health problems

Jul 18, 2004

Cuban dissident leaders are expressing grave concern for the health of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a leading pro-life Cuban dissident... Read more

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Anti-AIDS committee slams “stubbornness” against abstinence at world conference

Jul 18, 2004

In a statement made public this weekend, the Independent Anti-AIDS Committee of Spain lamented the “stubbornness” against abstinence and faithfulness... Read more

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U.S. bishops call for action, aid in war-torn Sudan

Jul 18, 2004

The U.S. bishops are calling on Americans to urge their government to press the United Nations Security Council to pass... Read more

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California's Catholic bishops support court challenge to abuse claims law

Jul 18, 2004

California's Roman Catholic bishops announced their support July 16 for a case in a San Diego federal court, which asserts... Read more

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Pope expresses his condolences for children victims of fire in India

Jul 18, 2004

A telegram was sent in the Holy Father’s name expressing his condolences for the victims of the fire that took... Read more

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Kerry’s statement on life at conception poses contradiction with political decisions, analysts say

Jul 18, 2004

Democratic Senator John Kerry's recent remark that ''life begins at conception" poses a contradiction with his political decisions, say ethicists... Read more

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Pope says Sunday a day for deeper prayer

Jul 18, 2004

The Holy Father, on returning to his apostolic palace at Castelgandolfo from his 12 day vacation, prayed the Angelus with... Read more

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Bolivian bishops call for participation in referendum

Jul 15, 2004

The secretary general of the Bolivian Bishops Conference, Bishop Jesus Juarez, called on Bolivians this week to participate in a... Read more