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Portuguese public official calls adoption of children by homosexuals “perversion”

Feb 19, 2004

A Portuguese government official in charge of a committee implementing the country’s new law on adoption said that homosexuality is... Read more

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More screens added for The Passion of the Christ

Feb 19, 2004

The demand for showings of The Passion of The Christ is so great that 4,000 prints of the film are... Read more

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EWTN to air live Town Hall meeting on the report on clerical sexual abuse in the U.S.

Feb 19, 2004

The EWTN Global Catholic Network will air a live Town Hall Meeting on the report by the National Review Board... Read more

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Scientific rigor and Christian ethics to avoid aberrations, Pope suggests

Feb 19, 2004

Pope John Paul II said today that combining scientific rigor with the demands of anthropology and Christian ethics guarantees respect... Read more

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Spanish bishops exhort voters to support life and family in coming elections

Feb 18, 2004

In anticipation of the coming general elections on March 14, the leadership of the Spanish Bishops Conference has published a... Read more

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Michigan Catholic Conference ready to oppose death penalty resolution

Feb 18, 2004

The Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) is urging the Michigan Legislature to vote against a constitutional amendment that would reinstate the... Read more

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Marchers protest Cardinal George’s stance on same-sex marriage

Feb 18, 2004

About 150 supporters of same-sex marriage marched and rallied across the street from the residence of Cardinal Francis George Feb.... Read more

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Cardinal says media’s portrayal of sex poses threat to future happiness of children

Feb 18, 2004

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, archbishop of Westminster, said the media’s portrayal of sex poses a danger to the future health and... Read more

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John Paul II sends condolences to victims of train accident in Iran

Feb 18, 2004

Pope John Paul II sent his condolences to the Iranian people affected by the train accident that claimed the lives... Read more

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Vatican experts reflect on the dignity of human procreation

Feb 18, 2004

The Pontifical Academy for Life opened this morning its 10º General Assembly in the Vatican.  The theme of this year’s... Read more

Pope to canonize pro-life mother, four priests and a nun

Feb 18, 2004

The Holy See announced today that Pope John Paul II will canonize on May 16 six blessed including Gianna Beretta,... Read more

Italian journalist says “The Passion of the Christ” is the best film about Jesus ever made

Feb 17, 2004

In an article written for the Spanish newspaper “La Razón,” the renowned Italian journalist Vittorio Messori recounts his experience seeing... Read more

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Spanish bishops respond to adoption of twins by lesbians in Navarre

Feb 17, 2004

The Spanish Bishops Conference has responded to a recently revealed unpublished decision by a judge in the Navarre province which... Read more

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Bishop denounces spread of gangs in southern Mexico

Feb 17, 2004

The new Archbishop of Antequera-Oaxaca, José Luis Chávez Botello, has denounced the rapid spread of Central American gangs in southern... Read more

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Bishops ask “necessary decisions” be made to combat violence in Haiti

Feb 17, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Haiti is calling on the country’s leaders and politicians to “urgently make the necessary decisions” to... Read more

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Cardinal backs down from HIV testing for seminary candidates

Feb 17, 2004

The Archdiocese of Montreal has backed down from implementing a policy that would screen seminary candidates for HIV, after consulting... Read more

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House approves measure requiring parents be told of teens’ abortions

Feb 17, 2004

Parents in Florida may soon have the legal right to be informed if their teenage daughters seek an abortion, reported... Read more

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Speakers with pro-abortion stance should not be invited to Catholic institutions: Bishop Keleher

Feb 17, 2004

Catholic institutions should no longer invite speakers, who support abortion rights, to "address, give workshops, or otherwise make any presentation"... Read more

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Holiness guarantees efficiency in evangelization, Pope tells Focolare

Feb 17, 2004

In a message to a group of bishops and collaborators of the Focolare movement, who are meeting in Rome, Pope... Read more