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‘The Godfather’ filmmaker releases film on John Paul II

May 23, 2005

Legendary filmmaker Robert Evans has released a new film on the life of Pope John Paul II. Evans’ most well... Read more

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Church teaching is clear, consistent on embryonic stem cell research, expert says

May 23, 2005

In the latest edition of the on-line magazine, ‘The Window’, editor Deal Hudson challenges the thinking of many Catholic politicians... Read more

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Ground broken for new Oakland cathedral

May 23, 2005

The ground was broken Saturday for one of the only cathedrals to be constructed in California in the last 200... Read more

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Opponents ‘hiding from debate’ on judicial nominees, says legal expert

May 23, 2005

Democratic senators refuse to vote on President George Bush’s judicial nominees, claiming they are “extreme.” But Wendy Long, former law... Read more

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Prayer is legal at graduation ceremonies, says Christian association

May 23, 2005

Banning prayer from graduation ceremonies is in violation of the law, said Finn Laursen, executive director of Christian Educators Association... Read more

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Catholic memorial opens near Ground Zero

May 23, 2005

A beloved chapel, located just 200 yards from the World Trade Center Site, was finally restored and blessed Sunday by... Read more

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Globalization and Christian morality: Vatican to hold summit

May 23, 2005

The Vatican announced today that it will hold an international summit aimed at understanding moral factors in globalization from May... Read more

Christian leaders not happy with filibuster compromise

May 23, 2005

The Family Research Council is among numerous groups around the country expressing their distaste for a compromise, which will allow... Read more

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Israel honors John Paul II with stamp, park

May 22, 2005

Israel is honoring Pope John Paul II with a commemorative stamp and a park in the Galilee, Israel’s embassy to... Read more

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Cardinal entrusts next Latin American Bishops’ summit to St. Rose of Lima

May 22, 2005

This weekend the Archbishop of Santiago, Chile, and President of the Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM), Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz,... Read more

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Pope thanks Bulgarian president, people for recent closeness to Holy See

May 22, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict welcomed Georgi Parvanov, president of the Republic of Bulgaria, to the Vatican, thanking Divine Providence for ... Read more

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Pope urges faithful to gather around Christ present in the Eucharist

May 22, 2005

Speaking yesterday on the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the Holy Father greeted over 20,000 pilgrims gathered in St.... Read more

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Humans are called to communion, says Pope

May 22, 2005

In his Sunday audience for the weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Benedict told more than 20,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's... Read more

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‘We work so that the paths of the world may be open to Christ’, Pope tells Vatican officials

May 22, 2005

On Saturday, Pope Benedict held a meeting with a group of the most prominent prelates in the Vatican, saying that,... Read more

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Pope exhorts Rwandans to remain strong despite past violence

May 22, 2005

On Saturday, Pope Benedict recieved eight bishops from Rwanda, who are concluding their "ad limina" visits, and told them to... Read more

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Pope thanks Austria for honoring brother, praises beauty of its sacred music

May 22, 2005

On May 19th, during a ceremony honoring his brother, Msgr.Georg Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI expressed delight at the 30 years... Read more

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Influential Episcopal priest leaves parish to convert to Catholicism

May 22, 2005

An influential priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced that he will renounce his vows as a priest... Read more

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Diocese of Tucson auctions properties to pay abuse claims

May 22, 2005

The Diocese of Tucson sold 83 church properties at an auction Saturday in an effort to raise $3.2 million toward... Read more

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Sts. Cyril and Methodius inspired spread of Gospel in Europe, says Pope

May 22, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI today welcomed Prime Minister Vlado Buchkovski of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Vatican as... Read more

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Legionaries of Christ: no canonical process against founder pending at Vatican

May 22, 2005

The spokesman for the Legionaries of Christ, Father Rafael Jacome, L.C., announced on Saturday that the Holy See has informed... Read more