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‘The Passion’ needed for young generation to ‘get it’

Mar 3, 2004

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” is what today’s generation of youth needs to understand Christ’s message, said the... Read more

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Same-sex marriage still illegal despite local initiatives: Spitzer

Mar 3, 2004

In light of some 25 same-sex marriages performed by municipal officials, New York's attorney general affirmed yesterday that current state... Read more

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Another Papal trip to Poland?

Mar 3, 2004

After meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, the Arcbishop of Warsaw, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, said the Pope... Read more

Liturgy becomes corrupt if it is turned into a “show”, warns Cardinal Ratzinger

Mar 3, 2004

In an interview published in the Spanish daily “La Razón,” Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine... Read more

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Bishops of Nicaragua call on faithful to receive littlest ones with love this Lent

Mar 2, 2004

Following upon the Lenten message of Pope John Paul II, the Bishops Conference of Nicaragua is inviting the faithful to... Read more

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Rebels killed archbishop, says government report

Mar 2, 2004

Burundian rebels assassinated Archbishop Michael Courtney Dec. 29 since his car was flying the Vatican flag, states a recent draft... Read more

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German bishops call for reference to God in EU Constitution

Mar 2, 2004

On Monday the president of the German Bishops Conference, Cardinal Karl Lehman, called for the inclusion of a reference to... Read more

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Beatification of “father of Europe” possible during coming Papal visit to France

Mar 2, 2004

The French daily “Le Figaro” is reporting that Pope John Paul II could beatify the late French Prime Minister, Robert... Read more

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New translations, more sales for Pope’s book of poems

Mar 2, 2004

Pope John Paul II’s most recent book of poetry has sold more than 600,000 copies and will soon be released... Read more

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Catholic Charities says court fails to support religious freedom

Mar 2, 2004

 The California Catholic Conference is not backing down after the state’s highest court ruled March 1 that Catholic Charities, Inc.... Read more

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Mexican Cardinal says cross and its glorious meaning essential to Christianity

Mar 1, 2004

The Archbishop of Mexico, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said this weekend that Christianity should not be stripped of the cross, of... Read more

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Cardinal Errazuriz underscores contribution of Pope John Paul II to reconciliation in Latin America

Mar 1, 2004

In an article published by the Fides News Agency, the president of the Latin America Bishops Conference (CELAM), Cardinal Francisco... Read more

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Catholic charity publishes children’s Bible in Nepali

Mar 1, 2004

The children’s Bible, entitled “God speaks to His Children”, is in Nepali – the official language of the Kingdom of... Read more

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Musical composer for ‘The Passion’ faced personal ‘battle with Satan’

Mar 1, 2004

Writing the musical score for “The Passion of the Christ” was the most difficult assignment of his life, said Hollywood... Read more

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Decision on Papal trip to Austria expected by end of March

Mar 1, 2004

The Kathpress News Angency is reporting that by the end of March the Vatican will make a decision concerning a... Read more

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Cardinal of New York: “Go to see The Passion”

Mar 1, 2004

The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan, has urged parishioners to see Mel Gibson's blockbuster “The Passion of the... Read more

Pro-life group: Bishops should oppose decision forcing Catholic Charities to provide contraception

Mar 1, 2004

The American Life League (ALL) issued on Monday an urgent statement calling on bishops to oppose yesterday’s California Supreme Court... Read more

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Mexican bishops reiterate immorality of assisted reproduction

Feb 29, 2004

The president of the Mexican Bishops Conference, Bishop José Rábago, warned this weekend that the Catholic Church rejects assisted reproduction... Read more

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Harvard to launch embryonic stem-cell research center

Feb 29, 2004

Harvard University will launch the largest privately funded embryonic stem-cell research project to date, reported the Boston Sunday Globe.  Read more

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Alabama Episcopalians reject homosexual bishop

Feb 29, 2004

Six months after the ordination of their denomination’s first openly homosexual bishop, Alabama Episcopalians have voted for a resolution to... Read more