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Canadian Catholic development agency excludes funding for programs that distribute condoms

Feb 4, 2004

Canada’s Catholic development agency has adopted a policy that excludes funding for HIV/AIDS programs that distribute condoms.  Read more

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Gibson may delete a scene in 'Passion'

Feb 4, 2004

The New York Times reported yesterday that a close associate of Mel Gibson said the actor/director has decided to delete... Read more

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Archbishop Conti accuses BBC of bias against Catholic Church

Feb 4, 2004

Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow accused the BBC of “gross insensitivity” to the Catholic Church and of encouraging “a tabloid... Read more

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Marriage, not civil unions, for same-sex couples, says Massachusetts court

Feb 4, 2004

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court declared yesterday that the creation of a new legal category for the union of same-sex... Read more

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Program for World Day of the Sick revealed

Feb 4, 2004

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, presented on Thursaday at the Vatican Press... Read more

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Pope slams Anti-Semitism, supports Palestinian plight

Feb 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II received on Thursday a group from the American Jewish Committee and, during brief remarks, recalled their... Read more

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Colombian bishops announce first agreement between the government and the FARC

Feb 3, 2004

The Vice President of the Colombian Bishops Conference, Bishop Luis Augusto Castro, announced that the government and the Revolutionary Armed... Read more

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Spanish bishops call for protection of the family from serious signs of disintegration

Feb 3, 2004

The Spanish Bishops Conference is calling for a law to protect the family from the disintegration and re-definition to which... Read more

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Catholic prisoners of conscience denied religious assistance

Feb 3, 2004

Authorities of the Guanajay Prison in Havana are continuing to deny religious assistance to eight Catholic prisoners of conscience, who... Read more

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Important step in dialogue between Catholics and the Coptic Orthodox Church

Feb 3, 2004

The Vatican Press office released today an account of the first meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue... Read more

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Baptists launch evangelization campaign based on ‘The Passion’

Feb 3, 2004

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is hoping Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”, to be released in theaters... Read more

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Catholic League report puts clergy sexual abuse in context

Feb 3, 2004

In anticipation of two major studies on clergy sexual abuse that will be released Feb. 27, the Catholic League for... Read more

Christians must ponder their own moral integrity before taking Holy Communion, Pope says

Feb 3, 2004

While commenting on Psalm 14, “Who is worthy to be before the Lord?,” Pope John Paul II said during his... Read more

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Canadian troops count on rosary, Bible

Feb 2, 2004

A rosary and a Bible were among the final items Canadian troops were offered before heading out on a mission... Read more

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Pro-lifers organize Valentine’s Day rally in Spain

Feb 2, 2004

A Spanish doctor and the Movement for Life are organizing a peaceful rally called, “Fall in Love with Life,” which... Read more

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Mexican diocese explains abortifacient nature of “morning after pill”

Feb 2, 2004

Speaking to reporters, Father Mariano Villalobos, coordinator of the Diocesan Billings Center of the Diocese of Durango, affirmed that “the... Read more

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Diocesan campaign shows strength, faith in local church

Feb 2, 2004

In a show of remarkable support in the wake of a clergy sexual-abuse scandal, more than 20,000 donations poured in... Read more

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New evidence shows Pope Pius XII acted to protect Jews in wartime Italy

Feb 2, 2004

Fr. Aldo Brunacci, lauded for his efforts on behalf of at least 250 Jews, credited Pope Pius XII for the... Read more

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Archbishop Burke would refuse Kerry Communion

Feb 2, 2004

Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis would refuse to give the leading Democratic presidential candidate the Eucharist because of the... Read more

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Traditionalist leader says dialogue with the Vatican “at a stand still”

Feb 2, 2004

During a press conference which took place at a hotel near the Vatican, Bishop Bernard Fellay, leader of the traditionalist... Read more