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Pro-life speakers not excluded at Democratic national convention

Jul 21, 2004

For the first time in years, the Democratic National Committee is not excluding pro-life democrats from the national convention. Read more

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Bishop begins probe of Austria's seminary sex scandal

Jul 21, 2004

Austrian Bishop Klaus Kueng, appointed apostolic visitator by Pope John Paul II began investigating a sex scandal at a seminary... Read more

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Archbishop Brunett defends pastoral letter, involvement of Church in public life

Jul 21, 2004

Separation of church and state does not mean that Catholics should not bring universal principles and values to the public... Read more

Pope sends special envoy to Sudan, expresses concern for crisis in Darfur

Jul 21, 2004

The Pope has expressed his concern and solidarity for the people of Darfur, Sudan who have been subject to what... Read more

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Spanish bishops warn against making homosexual unions equivalent with marriage

Jul 20, 2004

As a new law granting full marital status to homosexual unions is set to be implemented beginning next year, the... Read more

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Expert says better marriage prep needed to reduce marriage annulments

Jul 20, 2004

The Judicial Vicar and Canon Lawyer of the Archdiocese of Oviedo, Fr. Andres Perez, said this week the diverse and... Read more

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Mexican Bishop denounces media’s inaccurate reporting on the Church

Jul 20, 2004

Bishop Mario de Gasperin of Queretaro, Mexico, denounced this week inaccuracy in the media concerning information about the Church, saying... Read more

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Survey finds Protestants losing membership, Catholics remaining steady

Jul 20, 2004

Protestants may soon account for less than half of the United States population for the first time since the country's... Read more

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New Catholic University plans to create next generation of country’s leaders

Jul 20, 2004

A new Catholic university is planning to open its doors in San Diego in the fall of 2005.  The educational... Read more

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Legal watchdog to keep fighting for cross in L.A. County seal

Jul 20, 2004

The Thomas More Law Center,  a legal organization based in Ann Arbour, vowed yesterday to fight in order to keep... Read more

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Pope sends condolences to victims of coal mine explosion in Ukraine

Jul 20, 2004

The Holy Father sent a telegram of condolences, through Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, to Bishop Stepan Meniok, C.SS.R.,... Read more

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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