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Bishops show solidarity with visit to Holy Land

Jan 11, 2004

In a show of solidarity and support for Christians in the Holy Land, Catholic bishops from Europe and the Americas... Read more

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Aid to the Church in Need sets out prize for religious freedom defenders

Jan 11, 2004

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has created a new award that will seek to honor and recognize the... Read more

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Archbishop O'Malley urges Catholic lawyers to oppose same-sex marriage

Jan 11, 2004

Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley urged lawyers to protect marriage and the family in the United States and oppose same-sex marriage... Read more

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NCR journalist confirms Pope’s reaction to "The Passion of the Christ"

Jan 11, 2004

Last Friday, in his usual "Word from Rome" column of Vatican news and gossip, the National Catholic Reporter’s Vatican correspondent,... Read more

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Pope John Paul II denounces menaces of world peace

Jan 11, 2004

As is the custom every New Year, Pope John Paul II welcomed members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the... Read more

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New Auxiliary Bishop of Miami says sun will rise on Cuba

Jan 8, 2004

During his ceremony of ordination as Auxiliary Bishop of Miami, Bishop Felipe de Jesús Estévez, addressed his fellow Cubans and... Read more

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Chilean authorities stop distribution of condoms at beaches

Jan 8, 2004

In response to public outcry, government officials in Chile moved to prohibit the distribution of condoms to summer vacations at... Read more

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John Paul II exhorts Catholic Cubans to enlighten society with peaceful dialogue

Jan 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II sent a message to mark the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Santiago, Cuba, in which... Read more

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Poll reveals most Massachusetts voters want to vote on traditional marriage

Jan 8, 2004

According to a recent Zogby International poll, 69 percent of Massachusetts voters want to vote on a constitutional amendment to... Read more

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Religious orders in the US to conduct audit on sexual misconduct

Jan 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II on Friday told Italy’s new ambassador to the Holy See, Giuseppe Balboni Acqua, that Italy's rich... Read more

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Slained Nuncio was “son of the noble land of Ireland”, Cardinal Sodano says

Jan 8, 2004

On Thursday afternoon, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, celebrated a Mass for the repose of the soul... Read more

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Italy has a role in keeping Europe Christian, Pope says

Jan 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II on Friday told Italy’s new ambassador to the Holy See, Giuseppe Balboni Acqua, that Italy's rich... Read more

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Family cannot be equated to other unions, Pope tells Italian Ambassador

Jan 8, 2004

During the welcoming ceremony of Italy's new ambassador to the Holy See, Giuseppe Balboni Acqua, Pope John Paul II recalled... Read more

It’s official: Pro-abortion legislators can't receive Eucharist in Diocese of Lacrosse

Jan 8, 2004

In an unprecedented action, La Crosse Bishop Raymond L. Burke has issued a document clearly stating that Catholic legislators who... Read more

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Campaign underway in Argentina to establish penalties for abortifacients

Jan 7, 2004

An Argentinean congressman has introduced a bill that would establish penalties for the production and distribution of abortifacients—medicines whose purpose... Read more

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Costa Rican bishops ask government to teach children to be builders of peace

Jan 7, 2004

Bishop José Francisco Ulloa of Limón and President of the Costa Rica Bishops Conference asked the government this week to... Read more

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Argentinean Archbishop praying that “President Kirchner be who he is supposed to be”

Jan 7, 2004

Archbishop Carmelo Juan Giaquinta of Resistencia, Argentina, said he is praying “fervently” that the country’s president, Néstor Kirchner, “be who... Read more

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Foreign priests on the rise in U.S.

Jan 7, 2004

With the number of U.S.-born clergy dwindling, the United States has become mission territory again for an increasing number of... Read more

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Kid starts legal battle after being forbidden to hand out gifts with Christian message at school

Jan 7, 2004

A civil liberties organization has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of an elementary school student and his... Read more

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Court to decide fate of anti-Catholic sculpture on university campus

Jan 7, 2004

A federal court is expected to decide next week whether a state-run university must remove an anti-Catholic sculpture from campus... Read more