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Brain-damaged firefighter speaks after 10 years

May 3, 2005

On Saturday, Buffalo firefighter Donald Herbert, who has been in what many might call a persistent vegetative state for nearly... Read more

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Scholars call new Crusade movie ‘rubbish’

May 3, 2005

With anticipation of English director Ridley Scott’s new film, Kingdom of Heaven steadily growing, the skepticism of many scholars of... Read more

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Reconciliation is a dialogue, says Archbishop Chaput about Crusades

May 3, 2005

In light of Friday’s release of Ridley Scott’s new film about the Crusades, Kingdom of Heaven, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput... Read more

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Pope Benedict decides to revert to tradition and not preside at beatifications

May 3, 2005

In his efforts to make events at the Vatican less “Pope-centered”, Pope Benedict XVI has decided that he will not... Read more

Pope chides power, prestige and the ‘comfortable life’

May 3, 2005

Some 13,000 pilgrims turned out for Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday audience today in which he chided temptations to overemphasize power,... Read more

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Socialists in Spain aiming to block right to conscientious objection

May 2, 2005

The “United Left” political party in Spain is launching an effort to block the right to conscientiously object to gay... Read more

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Silversmith in Argentina designing “ecumenical chalice” for Benedict XVI

May 2, 2005

One of the most renowned silversmith’s in the world, Juan Carlos Pallarols of Argentina, is working on one of his... Read more

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eBay broadens policy to disallow Eucharist sales

May 2, 2005

The on-line auction site, eBay, under fire recently for its sale of Eucharistic hosts allegedly consecrated by the late John... Read more

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Planned Parenthood launches campaign against Pope Benedict XVI

May 2, 2005

Planed Parenthood has launched a campaign to motivate all of its members and supporters, nominal Catholics and non-Catholics, to send... Read more

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Latin not 'dead' in some churches

May 2, 2005

Latin is the language of choice for some churches in southwest Florida, and elsewhere across the country, when it comes... Read more

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Homosexual activists urging faithful to turn Holy Communion into pro-gay statement on Pentecost

May 2, 2005

Homosexual activists are urging the faithful to use Holy Communion, the most sacred part of the mass, as a form... Read more

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Montana Governor pulls abstinence ads

May 2, 2005

Members of the Montana Family Foundation are up in arms over Governor Brian Schweitzer’s plan to terminate a marriage and... Read more

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Saint Benedict at work on reality TV

May 2, 2005

‘The Monastery’, a new reality TV show slated to air this month on the U.K’s BBC 2, has reportedly left... Read more

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Vatican prepares for installation of Benedict XVI as Bishop of Rome

May 2, 2005

Following a whirlwind of activity over the past month, the Holy See is now preparing for the installation of Pope... Read more

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Pope welcomes Italian President Ciampi to Vatican

May 2, 2005

This morning, Pope Benedict XVI held his first official meeting with Italian President Carlo Azeglion Ciampi at the Vatican. Read more

Washington cardinal to seek retirement at 75

May 2, 2005

The archbishop of Washington, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, told The Washington Times that he would like to retire after his 75th... Read more

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CELAM president: no plans yet for papal trip to Latin America

May 1, 2005

Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, Archbishop of Santiago and President of the Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM), said no plans have... Read more

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Cardinal Cipriani: “Benedict XVI is a gift from John Paul II”

May 1, 2005

The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, told Peruvians this week “Pope Benedict XVI is a gift from John... Read more

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Catholic legislators take stand against physician-assisted suicide

May 1, 2005

California’s physician-assisted suicide bill, the California Compassionate Choice Act (AB 654), passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a one-vote margin... Read more

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Jews band together to fight anti-Christian prejudice

May 1, 2005

A group of prominent Jewish leaders have banded together to fight anti-Christian prejudice in Hollywood, the news media, academia, politics... Read more