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"Miracle baby" born, Torres family says "life is a gift from God"

Aug 2, 2005

Susan Torres, a brain-dead woman who was kept alive for almost three months to give her unborn baby time to... 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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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

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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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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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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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Catholic radio station launched in Ohio

Aug 1, 2005

Catholics in the Diocese of Columbus finally have Catholic radio. St. Gabriel Radio Inc., launched the region's first Catholic radio... Read more

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Priest must be reflection of Christ, says bishop at international meeting

Aug 1, 2005

Bishop Ramon Calderon Batres of Linares, Mexico, told reporters covering the V International Retreat for Priests in Monterrey that “the... Read more

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Number of Christians surges in China

Aug 1, 2005

A report in The Age says that Chinese Christians currently outnumber members of the Communist Party. The Gospel message is... Read more

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Bishops of Brazil seek voice in debate over legalization of abortion

Aug 1, 2005

The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil has issued a statement asking to be included in the debate over the... Read more

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CELAM bishops says socialist governments imposing anti-life policies on Latin America

Aug 1, 2005

The vice president of the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM), Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes of Texcoco, Mexico, is denouncing the... 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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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

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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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