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France begins expelling students who wear head scarves

Oct 21, 2004

French schools have begun expelling Muslim girls for wearing headscarves to class in defiance of a new law banning religious... Read more

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Venezuelan bishops encourage participation in regional elections

Oct 21, 2004

With regional and municipal elections just two weeks away, the Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued a statement exhorting the populace... Read more

Abortion is a human rights issue, not only religious, says Archbishop

Oct 21, 2004

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, in an op-ed piece published in today’s New York Times, blasted the notion that moral... Read more

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Chaste love defends the family against attack and fights AIDS, says Pope

Oct 21, 2004

Pope John Paul II, in an address to bishops from Angola and Sao Tome this morning – the 26th anniversary... Read more

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Catholics, as voters or elected officials, must defend human person, bishop Wenski says

Oct 21, 2004

In a homily during the Closing Mass of the Catholic Leadership Conference held in Philadelphia yesterday, Bishop Thomas Wenski of... Read more

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West Virginia Bishop: abortion is 'Greatest Evil of Our Age'

Oct 21, 2004

In the light of statistics that indicate that “Catholics are no different than the general population in their opinion on... Read more

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Vatican says 'No' to cloning at UN assembly

Oct 21, 2004

The Vatican has backed a treaty that completely bans human cloning as United Nations members began two days of debate... Read more

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Be apostles with holiness of life, take Mary as model, says Pope to priests

Oct 20, 2004

Pope John Paul II addressed via satellite from the Vatican this morning over a thousand priests from eighty countries gathered... Read more

Church instrumental for integration of Hispanic immigrants, says Bishop Gomez

Oct 20, 2004

The integration of Hispanic immigrants in the United States will not be possible without the commitment of the Catholic Church,... Read more

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Top Italian journalist examines who holds influence at the Vatican

Oct 20, 2004

Who holds power and influence at the Vatican? One of the top Vatican journalists in Italy, Sandro Magister, provides his... Read more

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Milwaukee priests urge U.S. bishops not to decide on refusing Communion to pro-abortion politicians

Oct 20, 2004

In a letter addressed to Theodore Cardinal McCarrick and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Milwaukee Archdiocese Priest... Read more

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Authentic communication founded on holiness, says Archbishop Foley

Oct 20, 2004

During his homily yesterday during the Mass for the dedication of the Blessed Columba Marmion Room for communications training for... Read more

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Pope appoints new bishop of Salina, U.S.A

Oct 20, 2004

Pope John Paul II this morning appointed Fr. Paul S. Coakley of the clergy of Wichita, U.S.A., and vice chancellor... Read more

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Anti-Catholicism has replaced anti-Semitism in Europe, says Messori

Oct 20, 2004

In an interview with the Italian newspaper, “Il Messagiero,” Italian journalist Vittorio Messori denounced anti-Catholicism in Europe as a substitution... Read more

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Al Qaeda threatens to kill children who won’t convert to Islam

Oct 20, 2004

The Spanish newspaper “La Razon” published a remarkable report this week claiming that terrorists from Al Qaeda now have their... Read more

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Bishops call on Marxist rebels to withdraw "demilitarization" request as condition for releasing hostages

Oct 20, 2004

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

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Argentinean bishop says sexual education should not turn into "genital education"

Oct 20, 2004

In the midst of controversy surrounding proposed anti-life measures that would promote promiscuity among adolescents, Bishop Joaquin Piña, Bishop of... Read more

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President Bush meets with Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia

Oct 20, 2004

President George W. Bush met with Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, this afternoon in Philadelphia. The president had requested the... Read more

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Catholic League slams Ford Foundation for supporting anti-Catholic groups

Oct 19, 2004

The Ford Foundation has established a new policy, barring beneficiaries from engaging in any activity that “promotes violence, terrorism, bigotry,... Read more

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Family Research Council to team up with John Kerry on issue of Free Speech

Oct 19, 2004

In a letter to Senator John Kerry, the Family Research Council has formally requested that the Democratic presidential candidate sponsor... Read more