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Belgian cardinal dies, had stirred controversy with remarks on homosexuality

Nov 2, 2004

Gustaaf Cardinal Joos of Belgium, who gained notoriety when he called homosexuals “sexual perverts” earlier this year, died yesterday at... Read more

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All people called to become God’s children, says Pope

Nov 2, 2004

Pope John Paul II spoke on the "Hymn of the Saved," from the Book of the Apocalypse during this morning’s... Read more

Eleven states approve ban of same-sex marriage in ballot vote

Nov 2, 2004

Voters in 11 states approved constitutional amendments to maintain the definition of marriage as the union of one man and... Read more

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Australian Prime Minister calls for debate on abortion law

Nov 1, 2004

Following the release of recent statistics from the state of South Australia suggesting that the majority of women who have... Read more

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Philippines priestly formation program targets problem of homosexuality among seminarians

Nov 1, 2004

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’s new Program for Priestly Formation has included express guidelines to help seminary directors... Read more

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The hour of death is the “hour of truth,” Spanish bishop exhorts

Nov 1, 2004

On the eve of the celebration of All Saints and a day before All Souls Day, Bishop Jesus Garcia Burillo... Read more

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Anacephaly abortion was beginning of slippery slope, Bishop warns

Nov 1, 2004

A week after the Supreme Court of Brazil decided to suspend permission for anacephaly abortions, the Vice President of the... Read more

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Pope marks All Saints Day with prayers for victims of terrorism

Nov 1, 2004

From St. Peter’s Square, the Pope offered “special prayers for all the victims of terrorism.” Read more

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Fundamentalist attacks strengthen faith of Catholics in India

Nov 1, 2004

The president of the Bishops Conference of India, Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, stated this week the attacks by Hindu fundamentalists, rather... Read more

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Nova Scotians vote against Sunday shopping

Nov 1, 2004

The majority of Nova Scotians voted “No” to Sunday shopping in a referendum in mid-October, making the Atlantic province the... Read more

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Pro-lifers provide outreach at abortion chaplain's funeral

Nov 1, 2004

Operation Rescue, a leading pro-life Christian organization, conducted a peaceful outreach outside the public funeral service for an abortion centre... Read more

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‘Most of us are with Bush,’ says national priests’ leader

Nov 1, 2004

A well-known Catholic priest said he thinks most U.S. priests will vote for President George Bush in today’s election. Read more

Voters in 11 states to vote on same-sex marriage referendum today

Nov 1, 2004

In addition to voting for president, voters in 11 states will decide today whether to impose constitutional bans on same-sex... Read more

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Archbishop calls on Uruguayans to fulfill their civic duty

Oct 31, 2004

Archbishop Nicolas Cotugno of Montevideo, Uruguay, reminded citizens who went to the polls yesterday to elect a new president that... Read more

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Colombian government offers to negotiate with rebels at Apostolic Nunciature

Oct 31, 2004

The Vice President of the Bishops Conference of Colombia, Archbishop Augusto Castro, called on the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia... Read more

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Spanish bishops slam government approval of assisted reproduction law

Oct 31, 2004

In response to government approval of law that allows the “production” of embryos with practically no restrictions and opens the... Read more

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Iraqi Christians thankful for Pope’s concern

Oct 31, 2004

The Vatican News Agency Fides reported last week Christians in Iraq have expressed their gratitude to Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Pope to return relics to Orthodox Church after 800 years

Oct 31, 2004

Pope John Paul II will return the relics of two of the Great Doctors of the Church, Saint John Chrysostom... Read more

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Catholic vote should be based on issue of abortion and same-sex marriage, says bishop

Oct 31, 2004

Bishop David A. Zubik of Green Bay issued a note in church bulletins this week urging Catholics to vote in... Read more

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Controversial new book gives Church views on sex

Oct 31, 2004

A controversial new book is encouraging married Catholics to make love more often in an effort to offset "impotence and... Read more