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Alberta may invoke clause to protect officials from marrying same-sex marriage

Jul 26, 2005

Alberta Justice Minister Ron Stevens said the province may invoke the notwithstanding clause under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms... Read more

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Kansas City bishop learns Spanish to reach out to faithful

Jul 26, 2005

With the growing number of Spanish-speaking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Archbishop Joseph Naumann has decided put learning... Read more

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Catholic, Protestant leaders to hold press conference: ‘there should be no religious litmus test for Roberts’

Jul 26, 2005

This morning, religious leaders will gather in the nation’s capital to protest what they see as an unfair religious litmus... Read more

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San Bernardino Diocese first in U.S. to have two Hispanic Bishops; reflects changing face of Catholic Church

Jul 26, 2005

On Monday, the Vatican named a Riverside, CA priest to fill the position of auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of... Read more

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Populorum Progressio launches 212 projects aimed at caring for the poor, building up the Church

Jul 26, 2005

Last week in Lima, Peru, the administrative arm of the "Populorum Progressio" Foundation concluded its annual meeting, announcing 212 new... Read more

Benedict XVI vacation dedicated to pray for world peace comes to an end

Jul 26, 2005

On the first hundred days as the Catholic Church Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI  completes a vacation time dedicated to pray... Read more

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Argentinean archbishop calls on Christians to avoid “new reading” of the Gospel

Jul 25, 2005

Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, is calling on Argentineans to avoid falling into a “new reading of the Gospel,”... Read more

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Bishops and priests to participate in international retreat

Jul 25, 2005

This Friday the V International Retreat for Priests, organized by the Latin American Catholic Charismatic Council and the Latin American... Read more

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Dominican bishop supports priest’s work among Haitian immigrants

Jul 25, 2005

Bishop Francisco Ozoria Acosta of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, issued a statement this week expressing the support of... Read more

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Aid to the Church in Need donates 70 million euros in 137 countries

Jul 25, 2005

Aid to the Church in Need distributed about 70 million euros in 2004, supporting nearly 6,000 pastoral projects in 137... Read more

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Japanese Bishops call for peace on anniversary of a-bombs

Jul 25, 2005

Catholic bishops in Japan have released a message for the 60th anniversary of the World War II atomic bomb droppings... Read more

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Mass. governor to veto emergency contraception bill

Jul 25, 2005

Gov. Mitt Romney has announced that he will veto a bill that would make the morning-after pill available without a... Read more

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Roberts should not have to submit to religious litmus test, says Catholic League

Jul 25, 2005

Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts should not have to submit to a religious litmus test, says Catholic League president... Read more

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Muslim world must condemn terrorism, says Iraqi priest

Jul 25, 2005

The Muslim world must condemn terrorism “carried out in its name,” says an Iraqi Catholic priest in Mosul.  Read more

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Archbishop thinks ‘ordination’ ceremony could mean automatic excommunication

Jul 25, 2005

On Monday, nine women had themselves ‘ordained’ as Catholic priests aboard a boat near Ottawa, Canada, an act, which one... Read more

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Ordination of women priests not valid, says canon law expert

Jul 25, 2005

The ordinations of nine women yesterday on a boat in the St. Lawrence River are not valid and cannot be... Read more

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Cardinal says enough of euphemisms—Terry Schiavo was killed

Jul 25, 2005

The President of the Pontifical Council for Heath Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, recalled the Terry Schiavo case this week... Read more

Vatican calls Israeli criticism of Pope unfounded, says attacks were included in statement

Jul 25, 2005

The Vatican reacted yesterday to harsh criticism from Israel over a claim that they were deliberately ignored by the Pope... Read more

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Chileans remember priest murdered by member of Satanic cult

Jul 24, 2005

One year after his death, members of the Servants of Mary celebrated a special memorial Mass for Father Faustino Gazziero... Read more

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Controversy in Nicaragua over reception of Communion by Sandinista leader

Jul 24, 2005

The former Minister of Education and rector of the Ave Maria College in Nicaragua, Humberto Belli, expressed his hope this... Read more