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"Blood of the martyrs, seeds of the Church" - International colloquium on the martyrs in Paris

Apr 28, 2004

The martyrs of the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Africa were the focus of a one-day colloquium on the martyrs of... Read more

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Catholics must promote ‘freedom for’ more than ‘freedom from,’ says Cardinal Dulles

Apr 28, 2004

Catholics in the United States must live and promote a positive approach to liberty, conceived more as “freedom for” something... Read more

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“Holiness central to life and identity of every Bishop,” says Pope

Apr 28, 2004

Addressing bishops from the ecclesiastical provinces of Baltimore and Washington who end their ‘ad limina’ visit today, the Holy Father... Read more

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Archbishop denounces legislature’s initiative to sterilize poor Argentineans

Apr 27, 2004

The Archbishop of La Plata, Héctor Aguer, denounced an initiative from the Legislature of Buenos Aires to promote the surgical... Read more

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Prelate attempts to bring calm to southeastern Peru

Apr 27, 2004

Msgr. Elio Perez, Prelate of the Vicariate of Juli, Peru, has traveled to the country’s southeastern area on the border... Read more

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Church closures affect wedding plans in Boston

Apr 27, 2004

They’ve confirmed the guest list, the catering and the flowers, but couples scheduled to get married in the Archdiocese of... Read more

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Cardinal not 'comfortable' denying Communion

Apr 27, 2004

The cardinal in charge of a new task force, which will decide if Catholic politicians who advocate positions counter to... Read more

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National prayer breakfast shows U.S. Church is ‘alive’

Apr 27, 2004

The first ever National Catholic Prayer Breakfast held this morning is “evidence that the Church is alive and well in... Read more

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“Still much to accomplish” to eliminate nuclear threat, says Vatican U.N. observer

Apr 27, 2004

Although the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) “has contributed to international peace and security, there is still... Read more

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Seek God’s face in prayer, says Pope

Apr 27, 2004

Pope John Paul II taught today that the way to attain the vision of God’s face in this life is... Read more

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Venezuelan Archbishop calls for new efforts to help those in need

Apr 26, 2004

During a deaconate ordination ceremony in the Cathedral of Valencia, Archbishop Jorge Urosa of the same diocese underscored the need... Read more

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In spite of problems Mexico pushes forward, says Cardinal

Apr 26, 2004

At the conclusion of Sunday Mass, Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City said that despite the problems and the scandals,... Read more

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Abortion trials underway ignored by media, USCCB official

Apr 26, 2004

As activists prepared for a pro-choice march April 25, which organizers called the March for Women’s Lives, federal courtrooms coast-to-coast... Read more

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U.S. bishops set up task force on politicians and Communion

Apr 26, 2004

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has created a task force to decide whether Catholic politicians, who advocate... Read more

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Main issue regarding Kerry is not Eucharist but distortion of Church’s teachings: Weigel

Apr 26, 2004

Papal biographer George Weigel said the real issue for United States bishops regarding Sen. John Kerry is not whether he... Read more

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Employment should be guaranteed by the state and not by the business world, say Catholic academics in Europe

Apr 26, 2004

According to a revealing study by Italian researchers Luca Diotavelli and Roberto Cipriani, the majority of the Catholic “intelligentsia” in... Read more

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Long-awaited Compendium of Catechism in final stages, announces Vatican

Apr 26, 2004

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a valuable instrument for the transmission of the faith eagerly anticipated... Read more

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“Join the world of science and culture to the truth of the faith,” exhorts Pope

Apr 26, 2004

This morning the Holy Father summoned “Ecclesiastical cultural institutions” to “welcome, study, apply and develop the consequences” of the teaching... Read more

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Kerry´s wife “for choice”

Apr 25, 2004

Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry, has revealed her pro-choice position in an interview... Read more

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Pro-abortion march attracts fraction of expected marchers, no agreement on numbers

Apr 25, 2004

Only 100,000 to 250,000 people turned out for the pro-abortion march last Sunday in Washingtion D.C.  This is a fraction... Read more