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Missouri Bishops take campaign against stem cell research to the pulpit

Nov 24, 2005

Missouri Roman Catholics who attend Mass Sunday can expect to hear a homily against embryonic stem cell research and a... Read more

Education, cultural dialogue, support for rural farmers needed to combat poverty, hunger, says Pope

Nov 23, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict told a group of representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),... Read more

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Vatican Christmas concert will highlight Church universality, honor east Asian missions

Nov 23, 2005

The Vatican announced today that its annual Christmas concert, scheduled for December 3rd, will be dedicated this year to the... Read more

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Document re homosexuals in priesthood warranted, prudent, says Catholic League

Nov 23, 2005

The Vatican document indicating that homosexuals cannot be admitted to the seminary and to holy orders is warranted and prudent,... Read more

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Pope puts friars of Assisi under direct Vatican authority

Nov 23, 2005

In a move that some reports have called “shocking”, Pope Benedict XVI has put the friars of the shrine of... Read more

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Bishop seeks help to build orphanage in Pakistan after devastating quake

Nov 23, 2005

Catholic leaders in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir are gathering their resources to build an orphanage after the devastating earthquake Oct. 8 left... Read more

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Anniversary of murders is opportunity to call for peace

Nov 23, 2005

The 25th anniversary of “the martyrdoms” of four U.S. missionaries in El Salvador offers an opportunity for rededication to the... Read more

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Catholic Charities ranked second-largest nonprofit in US

Nov 22, 2005

Catholic Charities USA has received two top rankings by respected nonprofit publications. It was ranked the second-largest nonprofit organization in... Read more

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US backs Vatican effort to improve relations with China

Nov 22, 2005

The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See said one of his priorities is to support the Vatican's efforts for improved... Read more

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$3M goes to five dioceses for post-hurricane reconstruction

Nov 22, 2005

The Committee on the Home Missions has awarded a special $3-million grant to the five dioceses most affected by Hurricanes... Read more

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World Council of Churches, Catholic Church celebrate 40 years of ecumenism

Nov 22, 2005

Four decades of cooperation, between the World Council of Churches and the Catholic Church, for the advancement of ecumenism was... Read more

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U.S. Vatican ambassador says new document on homosexuality will make Church stronger

Nov 22, 2005

Remarking yesterday on the long-awaited release of a Vatican document regarding admission of homosexuals to Catholic seminaries, the U.S.’s ambassador... Read more

Through Christ, ‘we reach infinite, glorious depths of God,’ says Pope

Nov 22, 2005

In today’s general audience, Pope Benedict XVI explained to a large number of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square that... Read more

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Cinema has potential to spiritually guide man to essential understanding of himself, says Archbishop Foley

Nov 22, 2005

As he inaugurated the 9th International Congress on Cinema and Spirituality last evening, Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the... Read more

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Boston Archbishop cancels attendance at Catholic Charities dinner honoring pro-abortion mayor

Nov 22, 2005

The Archdiocese of Boston has confirmed that Archbishop Sean O’Malley will not attend a Christmas dinner hosted by the local... Read more

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Colombian bishops praise restarting of negotiations between government and rebel leaders

Nov 22, 2005

Bishop Fabian Marulanda of Florencia and Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia praised the decision by President Alvaro... Read more

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Argentinean bishop says sins of omission are also sign of rejection of God

Nov 22, 2005

Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis, Argentina, said this week “the rejection of God is not only conveyed by... Read more

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Canadian bishops head for Rome, celebrate with Jewish community

Nov 21, 2005

A delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will be in Rome for its annual meeting with officials... Read more

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Ethical guidelines needed for reproductive technologies, says bishop

Nov 21, 2005

Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act must include protections for the human embryo as a person “entitled to the same fundamental... Read more

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Catholic leaders warn of 'environmental refugees' scenario

Nov 21, 2005

A statement issued yesterday following the weekend's national climate change conference, calls for ecological conversion, warning that global warming could... Read more