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Youth organization hopes bracelets will encourage solidarity with new pope

Aug 15, 2005

Following the example of the tremendously popular Lance Armstrong “live strong” bracelets, a Connecticut youth organization has created a new... Read more

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‘Ministers of Annoyance’ spark fight at Ohio pilgrimage site

Aug 15, 2005

Harassment from a fundamentalist group calling themselves the “Ministry of Annoyance” caused some faithful visiting an Ohio Marian shrine for... Read more

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WYD pilgrims flood Cologne, more than 150,000 to attend opening masses

Aug 15, 2005

The city of Cologne has been invaded by fervent, joyful and energetic Catholic youth—405,000 of them. Pilgrims are everywhere in... Read more

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High numbers at WYD 2005

Aug 15, 2005

World Youth Day (WYD) 2005 has recorded the highest number of registrations in WYD history. As of yesterday, 405,000 young... Read more

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San Antonio Archbishop makes list of 25 most influential U.S. Hispanics

Aug 15, 2005

In its latest issue, Time Magazine has honored San Antonio’s Archbishop Jose Gomez as one of the 25 most influential... Read more

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WYD launched, bishops express hope that event will have international impact

Aug 15, 2005

After three years of careful planning, World Youth Day 2005 has finally arrived, and the German bishops agree that the... Read more

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WYD 2005 is event ‘of two Popes’, says Cardinal Meisner

Aug 15, 2005

World Youth Day 2005 “will be celebrated with two Popes—one in heaven above and the other here on earth,” said... Read more

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Argentine bishop: Social doctrine of the Church is not an ideology

Aug 14, 2005

The Apostolic Administrator of Resistencia, Argentina, Bishop Carmelo Giaquinta, said this week “the social doctrine of the Church is not... Read more

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Judicial power in Spain defends right to declare homosexual weddings unconstitutional

Aug 14, 2005

The General Council of the Judiciary in Spain has said it will ask the Ministry of Justice to force the... Read more

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Road to Cologne includes stops at famous pilgrimage sites

Aug 14, 2005

Thousands of young people from around the world are pouring into Cologne, Germany, today for the start of World Youth... Read more

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Italian youth most represented in WYD registrations

Aug 14, 2005

Young people from all over the world have registered for World Youth Day (WYD) in Cologne, Germany, this week. The... Read more

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Catholic League president calls for constitutional restructuring of Supreme Court; end to ‘judicial tyranny’

Aug 14, 2005

William Donahue, president of the New York-based Catholic League for religious and civil liberties is calling for a restructuring of... Read more

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24,000 U.S. youth among those flooding Germany for World Youth Day

Aug 14, 2005

This week, some 600 young people from Denver, Colorado will complete the overseas trek to join an estimated 800,000 youth... Read more

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San Francisco mayor, faithful, bid Archbishop Levada farewell

Aug 14, 2005

Nearly 2,300 well-wishers turned out Saturday night to bid farewell to San Francisco Archbishop William Levada as he heads to... Read more

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Pope calls for prayers for success of WYD

Aug 14, 2005

Presiding at the recitation of the Angelus this Sunday at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI called on the world to... Read more

Pope grants first interview, speaks on WYD, Christian joy, the crisis in Europe

Aug 14, 2005

In his first interview since being elected to the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the joy of being Christian... Read more

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President of Brazil acknowledges government crisis in letter to bishops

Aug 11, 2005

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva,” has sent a letter to the National Conference of Bishops of... Read more

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Statue of Mary a symbol of peace for Japan

Aug 11, 2005

A popular statue of the Virgin Mary in Nagasaki, Japan, has been given a new home in the city’s Cathedral... Read more

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Jewish leaders praise “historic steps” of Pope Benedict XVI

Aug 11, 2005

Representatives of the Jewish community that will welcome Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to a Cologne synagogue said the... Read more

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Activist walks from New Haven to NYC in effort to inspire priests

Aug 11, 2005

Edward Thomas Coll, who recently completed a 5,000 mile walk around the northeastern U.S., calling for an increase in vocations... Read more