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Papal envoy notes gestures of “great humanity” in wake of Katrina

Sep 19, 2005

The President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Archbishop Paul Cordes, returned to Rome this week after visiting the areas... Read more

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Vatican names Mons. Urosa new Archbishop of Caracas

Sep 19, 2005

The Holy See Press Room informed that Pope Benedict  named Mons. Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino as the new Archbishop of... Read more

Vatican reveals Pope John Paul II lasts words: “Let me go to the house of the Father.”

Sep 18, 2005

Let me go to the house of the Father.” These were Pope John Paul II’s last words, mumbled in polish... Read more

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Grace of the Eucharist is secret to holy priests, says Pope

Sep 18, 2005

Before his noontime Angelus prayer at the papal Castelgandolfo summer residence yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI said that the key to... Read more

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Pope challenges new bishops to humbly trust God, be 'teachers of the faith'

Sep 18, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI met with a group of recently ordained bishops who have just completed a period of... Read more

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Vatican official calls for renewal of U.N., supports 'Peacebuilding Commission'

Sep 18, 2005

On Friday, the final day of a high-level United Nations summit held in New York, Vatican Cardinal Secretary of State... Read more

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Missouri judge blocks new anti-abortion laws

Sep 18, 2005

On Friday, a federal judge in Missouri blocked two new abortion laws which would have regulated the state’s abortion clinics... Read more

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US parishes welcome more cultural groups, conference urges more inclusion

Sep 18, 2005

Multicultural parishes are becoming increasingly common across America, and they are no longer just an urban phenomenon. Parishes in rural... Read more

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Symposium to consider future staffing of parishes

Sep 18, 2005

Diocesan and parish leaders will reflect on the future staffing of parishes at a national symposium this week. "Enhancing The... Read more

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Places of worship keep National Day of Prayer for Katrina victims

Sep 18, 2005

Americans across the country joined Friday in a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for victims of Hurricane Katrina. President... Read more

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Bishop hopeful appeal will make partial-birth abortions illegal

Sep 18, 2005

Bishop Walter Hurley is hopeful appeals to higher courts will reinstate the Michigan Legal Birth Definition Act.  Read more

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Peruvian bishops demand truthfulness from authorities about abortion pill

Sep 18, 2005

The Bishops’ Conference of Peru has issued a statement demanding the country’s Ministry of Health make public the international scientific... Read more

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Catholic Church calls for confidentiality in negotiations with rebels

Sep 18, 2005

A spokesman for the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia called for confidentiality in the proposals to achieve the liberation of hostages... Read more

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Socialists push to have referendum on legalization of abortion in Portugal

Sep 18, 2005

A new law that would legalize abortion in Portugal up to the seventh week of pregnancy could be the subject... Read more

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Laicism should mean neutrality, not exclusion says French archbishop

Sep 18, 2005

Reflecting on laicism and religion in France, Archbishop Andre Lacrampe of Besançon and president of the National Council for Solidarity,... Read more

Pope Benedict: Church is fed on Holy Scriptures, faithful must learn to study and announce it's message

Sep 15, 2005

Meeting with Biblical scholars at his Castelgandolfo summer residence earlier today, Pope Benedict said that the Church must live off... Read more

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Pope denounces attacks in Iraq

Sep 15, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI energetically denounced the latest attacks in Iraq, which have left more than 100 dead, and he expressed... Read more

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Knights of Columbus vow to appeal Pledge of Allegiance ruling

Sep 15, 2005

The national office of the Knights of Columbus has announced that the group plans to immediately appeal a decision, given... Read more

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Nationally recognized Denver Biblical school hits record enrollment

Sep 15, 2005

A unique program in the Archdiocese of Denver commenced a new year of classes this week in an effort to... Read more

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Michigan Catholic Conference urges appeal of partial-birth abortion ruling

Sep 15, 2005

A court decision that Michigan’s partial-birth abortion ban is unconstitutional is “a setback for women, for unborn children and the... Read more