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China releases Catholic bishop after Easter

Apr 14, 2004

Underground Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo, from the Diocese of Zhengding, was released at 1.30 p.m. on April 14, sources in... Read more

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Catholics in North America can soon trace their roots to first diocese

Apr 14, 2004

Catholic North American families will soon be able to trace their ancestral roots to the continent’s oldest diocese with the... Read more

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Catholic vote will be critical in upcoming election, political analyst says

Apr 14, 2004

In the view of Arnold Hamilton, a political analyst for the Knight Ridder Tribune News Service, the Catholic vote will... Read more

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Priest to lawmakers: Don't be like JFK

Apr 14, 2004

A Catholic priest from the diocese of Colorado Springs opened a session of the Colorado House of Representatives by asking... Read more

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Pope’s Charity gave 6.5 million to needy in 2003

Apr 14, 2004

The Pontifical Council “Cor Unum,” often called the “office of papal charity,” announced in its annual report that financial assistance... Read more

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Venezuelan bishops to bring Vatican up to speed on their country’s crisis

Apr 13, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued a statement yesterday announcing that the body’s president, Archbishop Baltasar Porras, has traveled to... Read more

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Health Ministry to provide abortion pill to victims of rape in Chile

Apr 13, 2004

Despite a Chilean Supreme Court ruling that “the morning after pill” is abortifacient, the country’s Health Ministry announced it will... Read more

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Uruguayan Senate to vote on abortion law Wednesday

Apr 13, 2004

The Uruguayan Senate is set to vote on Wednesday on a bill that would legalize abortion for any reason during... Read more

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National Shrine begins effort to complete ceiling mosaic

Apr 13, 2004

After more than 35 years, the National Shrine will embellish in colorful mosaic a third dome in the Great Upper... Read more

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Italian scientists find puzzling image on back of Turin shroud

Apr 13, 2004

Italian scientists have found another image on the back of the Shroud of Turin, reported The Guardian yesterday. The scientists... Read more

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Catholic schools need to teach about Catholic heroes, says Archbishop O’Malley

Apr 13, 2004

Catholic schools must teach students about Catholic heroes, especially in the current social climate, characterized by sexual immorality and an... Read more

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Doctors recommend Pope allow assistant to read catechesis

Apr 13, 2004

Pope John Paul did not read the catechesis during Wednesday’s general audience following a recommendation of his personal physician, Dr.... Read more

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Christians need personal encounter with the risen Christ, Pope says

Apr 13, 2004

During his first General Audience of this Easter Season, Pope John Paul II said before some 25,000 pilgrims that Christians... Read more

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Venezuelan Cardinal denounces “dictatorial tendencies” of Chavez

Apr 12, 2004

Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, who worked with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and is now retired and living... Read more

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Church in Colombia calls for release of hostages during Easter season

Apr 12, 2004

At the beginning of the Easter Season, Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Saenz, Archbishop of Bogota and President of the Colombian Bishops... Read more

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Cardinal Bergoglio says Catholic Charities not just another NGO

Apr 12, 2004

During the inauguration of a new Catholic Charities center in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Archbishop of the Argentinean capital,... Read more

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Church leaders in Canada say no to US sponsored ballistic missile defence project

Apr 12, 2004

Canadian church leaders are trying to convince the Canadian government not to participate in a ballistic missile defence (BMD) system,... Read more

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Catholics, Evangelicals hold joint public celebrations for Holy Week

Apr 12, 2004

Hundreds of Catholics and Evangelicals joined together in song and prayer in a first-time public display of faith and devotion... Read more

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Preach on reconciliation and faith and public life: Bishop Aquila

Apr 12, 2004

Priests must preach on the sacrament of reconciliation and the need to reconcile faith and public life in order to... Read more

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Pro-abortion politicians should not receive Communion, says pro-life priest group

Apr 12, 2004

Priests for Life issued a statement yesterday on whether pro-abortion politicians should receive the Eucharist after Democratic presidential candidate John... Read more