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Catholic TV network producing promotional spots for WYD 2005

Jun 12, 2005

The Catholic Radio and Television Network in Germany (CRTN), located in Konigstein and affiliated with Aid to the Church in... Read more

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Church in Chile bracing for influx of Bolivian immigrants

Jun 12, 2005

Bishop Hector Vargas Bastidas of Arica, Chile, said this weekend that if the situation in Bolivia worsens, “the Catholic Church... Read more

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Catholic Charities in Bolivia activates emergency measures to address lack of food

Jun 12, 2005

The director of Catholic Charities in Bolivia, Roberto Barja, has announced the activation of emergency plans in order to send... Read more

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Firm support of Spanish bishops for June 18 protests

Jun 12, 2005

The Spanish Bishops Conference has published a statement expressing support and encouragement for the upcoming June 18 protests against a... Read more

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Korean leader in stem-cell research to meet with Catholic cleric

Jun 12, 2005

South Korea’s leading stem-cell researcher, Hwang Woo-suk, has agreed to meet with the country’s top Catholic leader, after the Church... Read more

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Cable company refuses to run abstinence ad on kids and family channels

Jun 12, 2005

New York-based cable giant Comcast has refused to run a public service announcement on abstinence on several of its channels,... Read more

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New priest’s vocation grew in midst of abuse scandal

Jun 12, 2005

The newest priest for the Diocese of  Memphis studied at the seminary as the sex abuse scandals in the Church... Read more

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Archdiocese of San Francisco agrees to $21-million settlement with abuse victims

Jun 12, 2005

The Archdiocese of San Francisco has agreed to a $21-million settlement with 15 people who said they were sexually abused... Read more

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Arizona bishops back proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage

Jun 12, 2005

Arizona's three Catholic bishops support the principles of a state ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage and may issue... Read more

Pope asks parents to help their children discover importance of Sunday Mass

Jun 12, 2005

During the recitation of the Angelus in St. Peter´s Square, Pope Benedict underscored the importance of Sunday as the Day... Read more

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Honduran Cardinal calls for more help for migrant workers in the US

Jun 9, 2005

Immigrants and migrant workers deserve help, compassion and solidarity, not recrimination, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga.  Read more

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Brazilian bishops question validity of “referendums” on origin of life

Jun 9, 2005

Auxiliary Bishop Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paulo and Secretary General of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil warned this... Read more

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Messori slams Italian communist daily for promoting “black legend” about Inquisition

Jun 9, 2005

Italian journalist Vittorio Messori responded this week to an article in the Communist daily Il Manifesto that portrays as truthful... Read more

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Bishops of Bolivia call for prayer amidst grave political crisis

Jun 9, 2005

The Bishops Conference of Bolivia issued a statement last night calling on the faithful to pray that the country’s congressional... Read more

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Catholic television now available in the UK

Jun 9, 2005

Catholic television has arrived in Britain. Eternal Word Television Network — the U.S. Catholic television network founded by Mother Angelica... Read more

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Globalized world must provide decent jobs for young people, Vatican says

Jun 9, 2005

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations Office in Geneva (Switzerland) said during the International... Read more

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One of the first priests ordained in the USA on road to sainthood

Jun 9, 2005

A Russian prince who left his wealth behind to come to America and be one of the first priests ordained... Read more

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Ave Maria hosts right-to-life conference

Jun 9, 2005

Prominent academics discussed the latest scholarship on right-to-life issues last weekend at the annual University Faculty for Life conference, June... Read more

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Process for John Paul II’s beatification to start on June 28, Cardinal announces

Jun 9, 2005

The Vatican will open the beatification process for Pope John Paul II June 28, announced Camillo Cardinal Ruini. Read more

Pope reaffirms Catholic doctrine on priestly celibacy, abstinence to fight AIDS

Jun 9, 2005

Speaking to a group of bishops from South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia and Lesotho concluding their "ad limina" visit, Pope... Read more