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Pennsylvania Senator accuses Kennedy, Kerry of ‘doing nothing’ about priestly sexual abuse scandal

Aug 1, 2005

Pennsylvania’s Senator Rick Santorum blasted Massachusetts Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry Sunday for “doing nothing” about the priestly sexual... Read more

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Episcopal bishops file lawsuit in continuing battle over openly gay bishop

Aug 1, 2005

As debate continues to rage in the Episcopal church over the ordination of openly gay clergy and now same sex... Read more

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Barriers lifting between Catholics and Evangelicals, say researchers

Aug 1, 2005

The relationship between Evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics has improved dramatically in the United States in recent decades, and increasingly... Read more

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Judge certifies all Catholics in Portland as defendants in bankruptcy case

Aug 1, 2005

A bankruptcy judge decided last week that the 389,000 Catholics of the Archdiocese of Portland are officially part of the... Read more

Cardinal Keeler criticizes Frist’s support of embryonic stem-cell research

Aug 1, 2005

Cardinal William Keeler, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee for Pro-life Activities, criticized Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s announcement July... Read more

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Cardinal says Venezuelan President ‘needs exorcism’

Jul 31, 2005

On Sunday, Venezuela’s Cardinal Rosalio Castillo, who has been a vocal critic of that country’s president, Hugo Chavez, called the... Read more

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Mixed signals from China over normalization of ties with Vatican

Jul 31, 2005

Speculation has begun to grow over the significance of the Chinese government’s decision for the second time to give the... Read more

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Cuban priests of the diaspora express support for Pope Benedict, Church in Cuba

Jul 31, 2005

Dozens of priests and religious of the “Cuban diaspora” in the world concluded their XXXI Encounter in Key West with... Read more

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Pennsylvania bishops issue document on stem-cell research

Jul 31, 2005

Pennsylvania bishops released a document last week, clarifying the Church’s teachings on stem-cell research. “Questions and Answers on Stem Cell... Read more

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Pro-life groups call Frist’s stem cell proposal a ‘betrayal’

Jul 31, 2005

Numerous pro-life and Christian organizations are still shocked by Friday’s announcement by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, that he thinks... Read more

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‘Catholics need not apply’ must not become motto for government candidates, says Hyde

Jul 31, 2005

In a letter sent to Senator Richard Durbin regarding what many see as a “religious litmus test” for Supreme Court... Read more

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Stem cell debate nearly impossible, say Catholic ethicists; frozen embryos should not exist in the first place

Jul 31, 2005

While many Christians and pro-life groups are still decrying Senate Majority leader Bill Frist’s Friday announcement that he favors more... Read more

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Pope encourages road toward lasting peace in Northern Ireland

Jul 31, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI lauded the Irish Republican Army’s decision last week to formally end armed conflict in Northern Ireland and... Read more

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Creating embryos to destroy them ‘absurd’: Archbishop Gomez

Jul 31, 2005

The Catholic Church will not and cannot base its teaching on opinion polls, said Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio... Read more

Pope urges all youth to make spiritual pilgrimage leading up to WYD

Jul 31, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI invited the young Catholics of the world, even those who are unable to participate at World Youth... Read more

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Bishop warns against confusion from New Age among Catholics in Argentina

Jul 28, 2005

Bishop Juan Carlos Maccarone of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, warned the faithful this week against religious syncretism, which mixes “truth... Read more

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Mexican cardinal says Marian devotion key to addressing problems in the Church and the world

Jul 28, 2005

In remarks opening the Guadalupan Congress at the parish of Santa Maria of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera... Read more

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Tourist visits to Holy Land up significantly since 2004

Jul 28, 2005

According to data released by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, more than one million people have visited the Holy Land... Read more

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New pro-life ministry started at Mexico’s Guadalupe Basilica

Jul 28, 2005

The ministry coordinator of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Msgr. Pedro Agustin Rivera Diaz, announced this week that... Read more

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Pro-life college students walking across country head down home stretch

Jul 28, 2005

Three groups of over 40 college students are walking their way across the United States sharing their unmistakable message--all human... Read more