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Population Fund reports half of active population in Spain will be gone in 50 years

Jan 13, 2004

In reference to the growing elderly population of several European countries, the UN Population Fund is reporting that Spain will... Read more

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Vancouver’s new archbishop ‘slightly’ more liberal

Jan 13, 2004

Pope John Paul II announced Jan. 10 that Bishop Raymond Roussin of the Diocese of Victoria will succeed Archbishop Adam... Read more

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Fr. Groeschel in critical condition after Orlando car accident

Jan 13, 2004

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, author, television personality and founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, is in critical condition in... Read more

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Parishioners devastated by church vandalism, arson

Jan 13, 2004

A small parish of 300 families is still picking up the pieces after vandals tore up prayer books, knocked over... Read more

Pope calls Catholics to imitate Christ as a model, and program to carry out

Jan 13, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on Catholics today to follow Christ “without hesitation” as the model “which we must contemplate... Read more

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Mexican Bishops Conference to review of Bush immigration proposal

Jan 12, 2004

Reacting to the announcement of new immigration policy for the United States by President George Bush, Bishop José Guadalupe Martín... Read more

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Bishop denounces dropping of leaflets by drug traffickers in Colombia

Jan 12, 2004

Bishop Luis Madrid Merlano of Cartago, Colombia, is denouncing the dropping of leaflets in his diocese which include threats to... Read more

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Venezuelan Cardinal calls for country built on “true freedom and democracy.”

Jan 12, 2004

Venezuelan Cardinal Rosalío Castillo Lara is calling on his fellow countrymen to build a country upon “true freedom and democracy,”... Read more

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Pope celebrates anniversary of spiritual classic that inspired his Mariology

Jan 12, 2004

Pope John Paul II marked the 160th anniversary of the publication of "True devotion to Our Lady" by St. Louis-Marie... Read more

Two days in a row, Pope calls for world peace

Jan 12, 2004

Pope John Paul II spoke about peace this morning, just a day after his powerful speech about the world situation. ... Read more

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Bishops show solidarity with visit to Holy Land

Jan 11, 2004

In a show of solidarity and support for Christians in the Holy Land, Catholic bishops from Europe and the Americas... Read more

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Aid to the Church in Need sets out prize for religious freedom defenders

Jan 11, 2004

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has created a new award that will seek to honor and recognize the... Read more

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Archbishop O'Malley urges Catholic lawyers to oppose same-sex marriage

Jan 11, 2004

Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley urged lawyers to protect marriage and the family in the United States and oppose same-sex marriage... Read more

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NCR journalist confirms Pope’s reaction to "The Passion of the Christ"

Jan 11, 2004

Last Friday, in his usual "Word from Rome" column of Vatican news and gossip, the National Catholic Reporter’s Vatican correspondent,... Read more

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Pope John Paul II denounces menaces of world peace

Jan 11, 2004

As is the custom every New Year, Pope John Paul II welcomed members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the... Read more

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New Auxiliary Bishop of Miami says sun will rise on Cuba

Jan 8, 2004

During his ceremony of ordination as Auxiliary Bishop of Miami, Bishop Felipe de Jesús Estévez, addressed his fellow Cubans and... Read more

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Chilean authorities stop distribution of condoms at beaches

Jan 8, 2004

In response to public outcry, government officials in Chile moved to prohibit the distribution of condoms to summer vacations at... Read more

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John Paul II exhorts Catholic Cubans to enlighten society with peaceful dialogue

Jan 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II sent a message to mark the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Santiago, Cuba, in which... Read more

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Poll reveals most Massachusetts voters want to vote on traditional marriage

Jan 8, 2004

According to a recent Zogby International poll, 69 percent of Massachusetts voters want to vote on a constitutional amendment to... Read more

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Religious orders in the US to conduct audit on sexual misconduct

Jan 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II on Friday told Italy’s new ambassador to the Holy See, Giuseppe Balboni Acqua, that Italy's rich... Read more