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‘The Passion’ provides ‘teaching moment’ for U.S. Church, reporter says

Jan 25, 2004

A journalist for the National Catholic Reporter in Rome said next month’s release of Mel Gibson’s film on the Passion... Read more

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Catholic radio network expands, buys Minneapolis station for $7 million

Jan 25, 2004

Minnesota Public Radio confirmed Jan. 23 that it is selling WMNN 1330 AM Minneapolis to a subsidiary of the leading... Read more

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Legislator and Catholic Law Center launch first direct legal attack on Roe v. Wade

Jan 25, 2004

In the first legislative initiative of its kind, South Dakota State Representative Matt McCaulley introduced a bill Jan. 23, that... Read more

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Artists must reflect God with their art, Pope says to “break-dancers”

Jan 25, 2004

After praying the Angelus on Sunday, Pope John Paul II received in the Clementine Hall a group from the Artistic... Read more

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Pope again calls for Christian Unity, releases doves for peace

Jan 25, 2004

Addressing the crowds gathered on Sunday in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus, Pope John Paul II called again... Read more

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In new document, Pope evaluates impact of media in the family

Jan 25, 2004

In a message released on Saturday on the occasion of the 38th World Communications Day –to be celebrated on May... Read more

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Renewal of priestly identity is antidote to “alarming” lack of priests, Pope says

Jan 25, 2004

During a meeting with a group of French bishop on Saturday, Pope John Paul II stressed the need to strengthen... Read more

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Argentinean Cardinal exhorts young people “broaden their horizons” 

Jan 22, 2004

During a Mass celebrated Wednesday at St. Agnes Parish in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of the Argentinean... Read more

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Belgian Cardinal says homosexual acts are perverted

Jan 22, 2004

Belgian Cardinal Gustav Joos said this week that homosexuals that take pride in their condition and are public about it... Read more

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ADL back to the offensive against “The Passion of the  Christ”

Jan 22, 2004

Two members of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) renewed their concerns about Mel Gibson’s film on the last hours of the... Read more

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President supports thousands at March for Life

Jan 22, 2004

Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates gathered in Washington for the March for Life yesterday and demanded that Roe v.... Read more

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Roe v. Wade made abortion ‘routine’, USCCB official

Jan 22, 2004

Thirty-one years of Roe v. Wade has changed social norms and made abortion routine, said an official with the United... Read more

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Cardinal López Trujillo announces new document that will address so-called “safe sex”

Jan 22, 2004

In comments made to Columbian media outlets, Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, reiterated... Read more

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Pope praises Spain’s Christian roots

Jan 22, 2004

On Friday morning Pope John Paul received in audience Jose Maria Aznar, President of the Spanish government, accompanied by his... Read more

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Numbers of Protestants in Europe on the decline, thousands of churches being sold

Jan 21, 2004

New statistics are indicating that in European countries of protestant tradition, the last three decades have seen an increasing decline... Read more

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Argentinean Bishop says “magnifying glass” necessary to find good politicians

Jan 21, 2004

Bishop Joaquín Piña of Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, is encouraging the faithful to trust that there are good politicians out there,... Read more

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HLI calls on Argentinean President to withdraw pro-abortion Supreme Court nomination

Jan 21, 2004

In an open letter addressed to Argentinean President Néstor Kirchner, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer and Dr. Ignacion Barreiro, President and... Read more

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Catholic health ministry urges President Bush to hold White House health care summit

Jan 21, 2004

President George W. Bush’s plan for expanding health coverage “falls short of addressing the dire circumstances surrounding more than 43... Read more

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Gibson expects ‘the worst is yet to come’

Jan 21, 2004

During yet another screening of his film on the Passion of Christ, Mel Gibson predicted that "the worst is yet... Read more

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Goal of today's March for Life: ‘overturn Roe vs Wade’ organizer says

Jan 21, 2004

Thousands of demonstrators will gather for the annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., today with the goal of... Read more