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Holy Father asks prayers for indigenous populations and Africa

Feb 29, 2004

The Holy See announced Pope John Paul II’s general prayer intention for March, which is devoted to indigenous populations. Read more

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Gibson rejects notion that “The Passion of the Christ” is the gospel according to Mel

Feb 29, 2004

Gibson said he wished to tell the story of the Passion without pretense so that everyone might understand that Jesus... Read more

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Pope encourages diplomacy and humanitarian aid for Haiti

Feb 29, 2004

Pope John Paul II called the international community to work on behalf of Haiti, shortly after former President Jean Bertrand... Read more

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Lent a time for solidarity with children, Pope says

Feb 29, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on Catholics to transform Lent into a “a generous match of solidarity towards” the children. Read more

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“Passion” a box-office smash, Gibson considering making another film about faith

Feb 29, 2004

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” has become a box-office smash in the United States, bringing in 117.5 million... Read more

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Denver bishops release number of sexual-abuse cases, commit to zero tolerance

Feb 29, 2004

Two days before the release of the national survey on sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the U.S. Church,... Read more

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John Paul II to youth: Only Jesus gives full meaning to your life

Feb 29, 2004

In his Message for the 19th World Youth Day, published today, Pope John Paul II reminds young people that “only... Read more

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Changes are being made to correct the crisis, USCCB President says

Feb 26, 2004

Belleville Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that bishops in the US... Read more

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Committee investigating sex abuse: selection of candidates, priestly formation is key

Feb 26, 2004

Robert S. Bennett, a Washington attorney heading the research committee of the National Review Board for the protection of Children... Read more

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Book on John Paul II, the Pope that changed the world, is published

Feb 26, 2004

George Bush, senior, ex-Soviet leader Mikail Gorbachov and ex-president of Italy Francesco Cossiga are but a few of the figures... Read more

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Catholic Charities warns two million Haitians are in danger of starvation

Feb 26, 2004

The Director of Catholic Charities in Haiti, Wilnus Tilus, is warning the international community about the alarming risk to food... Read more

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“Deafness to the voice of God” is the problem of our age, says Cardinal Ratzinger

Feb 26, 2004

In an interview with the Itailian daily, “Il Tempo,” Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of... Read more

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‘Confessional on wheels’ to tour Central Europe

Feb 26, 2004

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Germany has prepared a “mobile confessional” in an effort to re-awaken enthusiasm for... Read more

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Harvard law professor says same-sex marriage not about civil rights, but special preference

Feb 26, 2004

A Catholic Harvard University law professor says all U.S. citizens should welcome President George W. Bush’s endorsement of a constitutional... Read more

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Anglican chancellor and scholar to retire, convert to Catholicism

Feb 26, 2004

Canon Edward Norman, the chancellor of York Minster Cathedral and a leading Anglican scholar, has announced that he is converting... Read more

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Pope calls on Bosnia-Herzegovina to resolve problems of local populations

Feb 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on Bosnians this morning to take up “the path of peace and justice,” and create... Read more

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John Paul II mourns President of Macedonia

Feb 26, 2004

The Holy Father sent a telegram of condolence to the authorities of Macedonia upon the death of Boris Trajkovski, President... Read more

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Christian values not politics bond Europe, the Pope says

Feb 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II said today that it is not economic or political interests, or alliances of convenience, that forge... Read more

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Website launches campaign to stop legalization of abortion in Portugual

Feb 25, 2004

The Spanish website HazteOir.org ("Make your voice heard") has launched a massive email campaign to prevent the legalization of abortion... Read more

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The Church does not have an ideology, but rather lives the Gospel, says Archbishop of Seville

Feb 25, 2004

Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop of Seville, said this week the Church "does not have an ideology" but rather "the... Read more