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Europe needs Christian values in spite of crisis, says Archbishop

Jan 29, 2004

Archbishop Julián Barrio of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, says European unity should be established upon the values that have historically... Read more

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Poll: Women say abortion makes life worse

Jan 29, 2004

Only 16 percent of all of the women polled for a new national survey believe abortion makes women's lives better,... Read more

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Lacrosse Bishop’s message to Catholic politicians lauded

Jan 29, 2004

Bishops, Catholic leaders and people committed to a pro-life cause are glad that La Crosse Bishop Raymond L. Burke disciplined... Read more

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Human development goes beyond economic success, Pope tells Chinese ambassador

Jan 29, 2004

Speaking to the new ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan,) Chou-seng Tou, Pope John Paul remarked in English that... Read more

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Pope urges French bishops to attract committed laity to the Church

Jan 29, 2004

Speaking to a group of French bishops from the provinces of Dijon and Tours, Pope John Paul II focused on... Read more

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Bishop hopeful about U.S. immigration policy reform regarding Mexican workers

Jan 29, 2004

Bishop José H. Gomez is making an appeal to U.S. Catholics to take an active role in the months ahead... Read more

Pope says anti-life culture “intimidated” by natural fertility regulation

Jan 29, 2004

In a message made public today, Pope John Paul told the participants at a meeting in Rome on the theme... Read more

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Persecuted bishop asks for international help so that Sudanese can decide their own future

Jan 28, 2004

One of the symbols of religious persecution in Sudan, Bishop Macram Max Gassis of Obeid, is calling on the international... Read more

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European association launches contest called “Family Matters”

Jan 28, 2004

With the sponsorship of the European Parliament, the association World Youth Alliance has launched a contest called “Family Matters,” which... Read more

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Vatican launches initiatives to favor Children with AIDS

Jan 28, 2004

During the official presentation of Pope John Paul II’s Lenten message 2004, entitled “Whoever receives one such child in my... Read more

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Pope call to reflect on condition of Children, “spiritual childhood” during Lent

Jan 28, 2004

Pope John Paul II released today his Lenten Message for 2004 entitled “Whoever receives one such child in my name... Read more

Pope says Christian marriage is valid unless “the contrary is demonstrated”

Jan 28, 2004

Addressing officials and attorneys of the Roman Rota at the inauguration of the Vatican’s judicial year, Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Church in Mexico warns of excommunication for use of "morning after pill"

Jan 27, 2004

The president of the Health Care Ministry of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Fr. Jorge Palencia, is warning that people... Read more

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Bishops celebrate Catholic School Week with students

Jan 27, 2004

Archbishop John Myers will join students in celebrating Catholic Schools Week, by visiting the Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of... Read more

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Contest asks youth to think ‘family’

Jan 27, 2004

A competition launched by the World Youth Alliance is asking young people, aged 10 to 30, to tell them why... Read more

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Campaign promotes "parents right to know" before daughters under 18 get abortion

Jan 27, 2004

Catholic organizations have less than 80 days to gather one million signatures in support a ballot measure to change the... Read more

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Papal message for Lent to focus on children

Jan 27, 2004

Pope John Paul’s Lenten Message for 2004 will be entitled, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,”... Read more

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Education in peace, key to preventing genocide, Vatican says

Jan 27, 2004

During his intervention at the Fourth Stockholm International Forum “Preventing Genocide,” Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See Permanent Observer to... Read more

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Swift change in Brazilian episcopate as Pope accepts resignation of three Cardinals

Jan 27, 2004

Pope John Paul II made a significant change in the Brazilian Episcopate by simultaneously accepting today the resignation of three... Read more

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God is “a vigilant Presence on the side of good,” Pope says

Jan 27, 2004

Resuming his commentary on the Psalms, Pope John Paul said during his Wednesday catechesis that God is not indifferent to... Read more