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Spanish bishop says neutrality of State should not preclude Catholics participation in public life

Oct 30, 2005

The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Bishop Ricardo Blazquez Perez said this week he supports the neutrality of... Read more

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Recitation of Rosary answer to need for contemplation

Oct 30, 2005

As the month of the Rosary draws to a close, Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona, Argentina, said recitation of the... Read more

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Parishes around the world to offer catechesis in preparation for 2006 World Meeting of Families

Oct 30, 2005

The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, announced last week that parishes around the... Read more

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Pope Benedict advocates for respect of rights and identity of women, in message for upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Oct 27, 2005

In a message made public today, Pope Benedict called for “Hope, courage, love and 'creativity in charity' regarding the widespread... Read more

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‘Coping with adversity and an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ’, as requirement for Catholic leaders, says Phoenix Bishop Olmsted

Oct 27, 2005

“Coping with adversity and an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ,” should be a requirement for Catholic leaders, said Phoenix Bishop Thomas... Read more

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Churches continue major relief efforts for hurricane survivors

Oct 27, 2005

Nearly two months after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, religious groups continue to feed, clothe and house survivors, and they... Read more

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Catholic Charities opposes budget measure, supports parental notification

Oct 27, 2005

Catholic Charities of California announced Oct. 26 that it will oppose Proposition 76, which drastically changes the California budget process,... Read more

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Nonprescription morning-after pill harmful, USCCB tells FDA

Oct 27, 2005

The U.S. bishops are urging the Food and Drug Administration to reject all applications to make Plan B, also known... Read more

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Orthodox-Catholic consultation reviews relations between churches

Oct 27, 2005

More than a dozen clerics and theologians gathered in Washington last week to consider and discuss the advancements in Orthodox-Catholic... Read more

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12 year-old girl writes paper on sex-ed for teens

Oct 27, 2005

“I would like to know how they fool people” begins a paper by 12 year-old Mercedes Eugenia Cardinali in which... Read more

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Report on immigration: world religious should help to overcome cultural differences

Oct 27, 2005

 During the presentation of a report on “Immigration and Globalization,” the President of Caritas Italy, Archbishop Francesco Montenegro, said religious... Read more

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Communion for divorced and remarried “closed case,” says cardinal

Oct 27, 2005

In an interview published Thursday in the Italian daily La Reppublica, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council... Read more

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Benedict XVI to participate in beatification of Spanish martyrs

Oct 27, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI will participate in the concluding rites of the beatification of a group of Spanish martyrs this Saturday... Read more

Legal protection of all innocent human life, promotion of the dignity of each human person must be ultimate political goal for Catholics, says new document on political action

Oct 27, 2005

“The ultimate political goal for Catholics must be the achievement of public policies and laws that result in the legal... Read more

Historic document on inter-religious relations turns 40, experts gather to discuss future prospects

Oct 26, 2005

Today at the Vatican, religious leaders from around the world are gathering to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Vatican... Read more

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Miers withdraws Supreme Court bid, some pro-lifers breathe sigh of relief

Oct 26, 2005

Last evening, Harriet Miers, President Bush’s controversial pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, submitted her withdrawal... Read more

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Holy See secretary of State, Msgr. Lajolo undertakes visit to Russia.

Oct 26, 2005

The Secretary for the Relations with States of the Holy See, Msgr Giovanni Lajolo, is on a official visit to... Read more

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Catholic parish brings outreach to local bars

Oct 26, 2005

Ste. Marie Parish’s commitment to evangelization is taking them out to local bars. Read more

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Parishioners do their part in preparing for diocesan synod

Oct 26, 2005

In preparation for its upcoming synod, the Diocese of Allentown has begun gathering input from parishioners on a variety of... Read more

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London cardinal concludes Year of Eucharist with 40-hour devotion

Oct 26, 2005

Joined by members of the laity, clergy and religious orders, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor opened a 40-hour devotion before the Blessed... Read more