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Pope appoints new Auxliary Bishop in Baltimore

Jul 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II appointed on Saturday Msgr. Thomas Mitchell Rozanski, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Severna... Read more

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Kerry on his Catholicism again: says he "hates abortion" but won't impose his view on others

Jul 4, 2004

A newspaper in Iowa revealed yesterday that Presidential Candidate John F. Kerry hates abortion and believes that life begins at... Read more

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Education must help in "being more" rather than "having more," Pope says

Jul 4, 2004

In an address this morning to the 100 participants of the European education symposium entitled  “The Challenges of Education: Recovery,... Read more

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Italian reporter to release Cardinal Ratzinger’s full letter to US Bishops on denying communion

Jul 1, 2004

The dean of Italian Vatican journalists, Sandro Magister of the weekly L’Espresso, will release tomorrow a story on the debate... Read more

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Government announces federal funding to teach and spread Islam in Spain

Jul 1, 2004

The Spanish Justice Minister, Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, expressed this week the willingness of the government to provide federal funding... Read more

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Seminary in San Antonio to launch expansion campaign

Jul 1, 2004

A seminary in the American Southwest, which is in the midst of an expansion campaign, has welcomed a new leader. ... Read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles to challenge California law on abuse victims

Jul 1, 2004

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles plans to petition a federal judge and request to join a constitutional challenge to a... Read more

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Cleveland bishop will not deny Communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Jul 1, 2004

In a long statement to the faithful of his diocese, Bishop Anthony M. Pilla of Cleveland announced that he would... Read more

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General Assembly agrees to upgrade status of the Holy See at the UN

Jul 1, 2004

Yesterday, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the General Assembly adopted a Resolution, submitted as a presidential text,... Read more

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In farewell meeting Pope and Orthodox Patriarch vow to remain in "communion in prayer and fraternal charity."

Jul 1, 2004

The Holy Father and the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I together gave thanks to God for the fraternity and  signified... Read more

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Common resolution signed by Pope and Orthodox Patriarch confirms "desire to reach full communion"

Jul 1, 2004

At the end of their meeting yesterday afternoon, Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I signed a Common... Read more

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Knights urged to ‘make crucial difference’ in Federal Marriage Amendment

Jul 1, 2004

The 1.5 million U.S. members of the Knights of Columbus are urged to “make the crucial difference” in the debate... Read more

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Canada celebrates the ‘Saint of the Ordinary’

Jun 30, 2004

Masses were held in eight cities across Canada last week to celebrate the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder... Read more

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Spanish bishop calls legalization of homosexual unions by government an aberration

Jun 30, 2004

Bishop Jose Gea Escolano of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, Spain, said this week the Spanish government’s plan to legalize homosexual unions next year... Read more

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Federal court prohibits distribution of “morning after pill” in Chile

Jun 30, 2004

A federal judge in Santiago has issued a ruling prohibiting the sale and the marketing of the morning after pill,... Read more

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Archdiocese of Boston finalizes property sale to Boston College

Jun 30, 2004

Boston College have announced it has finalized the purchase of most of the Archdiocese of Boston’s headquarters for $99.4 million. Read more

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Bishop to decide Tucson Diocese bankruptcy in September

Jun 30, 2004

Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson (Arizona) announced on  Wednesday that he will make a decision about whether the Diocese... Read more

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Mary Ann Glendon says "poor can't wait," speaking on behalf of the Holy See

Jun 30, 2004

Speaking on behalf of the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, has voiced... Read more

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Catholic League says HBO special on celibacy “maligns Church”

Jun 30, 2004

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Catholic League criticized the HBO special “Celibacy,” a documentary in the “America Undercover”... Read more

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Pope prays for "spiritual" vacation season, young churches

Jun 30, 2004

The Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of July is: "That all those who are able to benefit... Read more