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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

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Pro-family institute calls for publication of 2002 abortion statistics in Spain

Jan 26, 2004

The Political Institute for the Family (IPF) has sent a letter to Spanish Health Minister, Ana Pastor, demanding the publication... Read more

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Energetic statement by Mexican bishops against "morning after pill"

Jan 26, 2004

The Mexican Bishops Conference’s Family Ministry Committee has released a statement strongly rejecting the government’s decision to include so-called “emergency... Read more

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Oswaldo Payá asks Patriarch Bartholomew to support peaceful dissidence in Cuba

Jan 26, 2004

In a letter sent to the Orthodox Archbishop of New York, Demetrios, Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas of the Christian Liberation Movement... Read more

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Catholic schools thrive with volunteers

Jan 26, 2004

Behind every successful Catholic school is a team of hard-working volunteers, and they’re being recognized this week during the 30th... Read more

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Catholics must campaign to defend marriage, Massachusetts priest says

Jan 26, 2004

Catholics are called to defend the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, together, said... Read more

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Pope to preside Mass on the Presentation of the Lord

Jan 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II will preside at a Mass on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Monday,... Read more

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Pope praises World Food program

Jan 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II received on Tuesday James T. Morris, executive director of the World Food Program, and praised the... Read more

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Scientific research needs to be open to the human soul, Pope says

Jan 26, 2004

Speaking to a group of Polish scientists and academics, Pope John Paul II stressed again that scientific investigation must promote,... Read more