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Woman charged with murder for death of stillborn

Mar 11, 2004

A mother, who allegedly ignored medical warnings to have a Caesarean section when pregnant to save her twins, was charged... Read more

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Jesus in the garden is most important scene in ‘Passion’, says bishop

Mar 11, 2004

The bishop of Brooklyn said he will never pray the Stations of the Cross, say the Sorrowful Mysteries of the... Read more

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Boston archbishop discourages proposal to include same-sex unions in marriage amendment

Mar 11, 2004

The Archbishop of Boston supports a legal amendment to protect the definition of marriage as the union of one man... Read more

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Spanish Bishops call for charity and solidarity

Mar 11, 2004

In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist bombings in Madrid, the Spanish Bishops Conference issued a statement condemning terrorism and calling... Read more

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Navarro-Valls says “Passion” not anti-Semitic

Mar 11, 2004

The spokesman for the Holy See, Joaquín Navarro-Valls commented on Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” saying “there is... Read more

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Archbishop of Lima: one is never the same after seeing “The Passion of the Christ”

Mar 11, 2004

At the conclusion of a private screening of “The Passion of the Christ,” Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima,... Read more

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Archdiocese of Denver is “patron saint of the Passion of the Christ,” says film's producer

Mar 11, 2004

The Archdiocese of Denver has become the “patron saint” of “The Passion of the Christ,” said the blockbuster’s executive producer... Read more

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Pope John Paul II marks new milestone as third-longest reigning pope

Mar 10, 2004

Pope John Paul II will become the third-longest reigning pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, exceeding the... Read more

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Catholic Church hears requests to excommunicate mayor

Mar 10, 2004

Chicago man is circulating a petition asking Cardinal Francis George to excommunicate Mayor Richard Daley for his public show of... Read more

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Second Papal visit to Rome synagogue under consideration

Mar 10, 2004

The magazine “Familia Cristiana” is reporting that a second visit by Pope John Paul II to a Roman synagogue is... Read more

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Bishops and priests encourage Chileans to see “Passion”

Mar 10, 2004

After a private screening in the Chilean capital, bishops and priests expressed support for the movie The Passion of the... Read more

Jewish groups seek to prevent release of Passion in Brazil

Mar 10, 2004

A week before the national premier of “The Passion” in Brazil, a Jewish lawyer has asked the Brazilian Department of... Read more

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Prime Minister of Australia rejects homosexual unions and adoptions

Mar 9, 2004

Speaking on local radio stations, John Howard, Primer Minister of Australia, criticized a regional law that authorizes the adoption of... Read more

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Bishops of Costa Rica will premier “The Passion of the Christ”

Mar 9, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Costa Rica has been granted the exclusive rights by the country’s theaters to debut Mel Gibson’s... Read more

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New York bishops defend marriage at Capitol

Mar 9, 2004

The Catholic Conference of New York defended marriage as the union of a man and a woman at the annual... Read more

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Parental notice measure approved by first Senate committee

Mar 9, 2004

A proposed constitutional amendment, which would require doctors to notify the parents of minor girls seeking abortions at least 48... Read more

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Doctor asks Senate for more research into side effects of abortion

Mar 9, 2004

A medical researcher from the University of Michigan Medical School urged members of the U.S. Senate last week to support... Read more

Vatican study confirms increase in religious indifference

Mar 9, 2004

A study by the Pontifical Council for Culture has revealed that religious indifference and faith in a “faceless God” is... Read more

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Catholic Church in Russia ‘emerges from the ashes of atheism,’ bishop says

Mar 8, 2004

The Catholic Church in Russia "is going through a phase of rebirth," which is being led by the youth, says... Read more

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Fall River gears up for centennial celebrations

Mar 8, 2004

The Diocese of Fall River will mark its 100th anniversary with a mass of thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St.... Read more