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Swift change in Brazilian episcopate as Pope accepts resignation of three Cardinals

Jan 27, 2004

Pope John Paul II made a significant change in the Brazilian Episcopate by simultaneously accepting today the resignation of three... Read more

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God is “a vigilant Presence on the side of good,” Pope says

Jan 27, 2004

Resuming his commentary on the Psalms, Pope John Paul said during his Wednesday catechesis that God is not indifferent to... Read more

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Pro-family institute calls for publication of 2002 abortion statistics in Spain

Jan 26, 2004

The Political Institute for the Family (IPF) has sent a letter to Spanish Health Minister, Ana Pastor, demanding the publication... Read more

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Energetic statement by Mexican bishops against "morning after pill"

Jan 26, 2004

The Mexican Bishops Conference’s Family Ministry Committee has released a statement strongly rejecting the government’s decision to include so-called “emergency... Read more

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Oswaldo Payá asks Patriarch Bartholomew to support peaceful dissidence in Cuba

Jan 26, 2004

In a letter sent to the Orthodox Archbishop of New York, Demetrios, Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas of the Christian Liberation Movement... Read more

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Catholic schools thrive with volunteers

Jan 26, 2004

Behind every successful Catholic school is a team of hard-working volunteers, and they’re being recognized this week during the 30th... Read more

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Catholics must campaign to defend marriage, Massachusetts priest says

Jan 26, 2004

Catholics are called to defend the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, together, said... Read more

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Pope to preside Mass on the Presentation of the Lord

Jan 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II will preside at a Mass on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Monday,... Read more

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Pope praises World Food program

Jan 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II received on Tuesday James T. Morris, executive director of the World Food Program, and praised the... Read more

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Scientific research needs to be open to the human soul, Pope says

Jan 26, 2004

Speaking to a group of Polish scientists and academics, Pope John Paul II stressed again that scientific investigation must promote,... Read more

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‘The Passion’ will touch hearts, says Denver archbishop

Jan 26, 2004

One will "never read the Scriptural accounts of Christ’s Passion in quite the same way" after seeing "The Passion of... Read more

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Pope meets Cheney, urges Americans to work in favor of international cooperation

Jan 26, 2004

During his meeting with United States Vice President Dick Cheney, Pope John Paul II praised American fundamental values, and asked... Read more

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Good ‘wake-up call’ in dealing with anonymous sources, says Catholic journalist

Jan 25, 2004

The controversy about the Pope’s words in reaction to Mel Gibson’s film is “a wake-up call about the dangers of... Read more

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‘The Passion’ provides ‘teaching moment’ for U.S. Church, reporter says

Jan 25, 2004

A journalist for the National Catholic Reporter in Rome said next month’s release of Mel Gibson’s film on the Passion... Read more

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Catholic radio network expands, buys Minneapolis station for $7 million

Jan 25, 2004

Minnesota Public Radio confirmed Jan. 23 that it is selling WMNN 1330 AM Minneapolis to a subsidiary of the leading... Read more

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Legislator and Catholic Law Center launch first direct legal attack on Roe v. Wade

Jan 25, 2004

In the first legislative initiative of its kind, South Dakota State Representative Matt McCaulley introduced a bill Jan. 23, that... Read more

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Artists must reflect God with their art, Pope says to “break-dancers”

Jan 25, 2004

After praying the Angelus on Sunday, Pope John Paul II received in the Clementine Hall a group from the Artistic... Read more

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Pope again calls for Christian Unity, releases doves for peace

Jan 25, 2004

Addressing the crowds gathered on Sunday in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus, Pope John Paul II called again... Read more

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In new document, Pope evaluates impact of media in the family

Jan 25, 2004

In a message released on Saturday on the occasion of the 38th World Communications Day –to be celebrated on May... Read more

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Renewal of priestly identity is antidote to “alarming” lack of priests, Pope says

Jan 25, 2004

During a meeting with a group of French bishop on Saturday, Pope John Paul II stressed the need to strengthen... Read more