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John Paul II recalls centrality of families in the Church

Feb 25, 2004

Pope John Paul II stressed today that “recognizing the centrality of the family in God’s plan for man and therefore,... Read more

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Study says religious indifference prevalent among Spanish youth

Feb 24, 2004

A report by the Santa María Foundation revealed that the majority of young people in Spain are “indifferent” to religion. Read more

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Church in Cuba says goodbye to Bishop Riverón

Feb 24, 2004

After the Mass of Requiem celebrated by Cardinal Jaime Ortega in the Archdiocesan Cathedral, thousands of faithful paid their last... Read more

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Court cancels oral arguments in Roe V. Wade consideration

Feb 24, 2004

A federal appeals court canceled oral arguments on a motion to reconsider the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe... Read more

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U.S. President calls on Congress to enact amendment to protect marriage

Feb 24, 2004

President George W. Bush called upon the Congress to promptly pass an amendment to the United States Constitution, defining and... Read more

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John Paul II three weeks away from third longest pontificate in history

Feb 24, 2004

The pontificate of John Paul II is approaching a new record.  On March 17 it will become the third longest... Read more

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Pope mourns victims of earthquake in Morocco

Feb 24, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, sent a telegram of condolences on behalf of Pope John Paul II, to... Read more

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Holy See gives details of publication on sexual abuse

Feb 24, 2004

The Vatican Information Service (VIS) announced today the publication of a volume produced by the Pontifical Academy for Life containing... Read more

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Pope calls Christians to asceticism during Lent

Feb 24, 2004

Pope John Paul II began Lent this morning calling on Catholics to live this season as “a journey of prayer,... Read more

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Cincinnati archbishop says homosexuals should be protected from discrimination

Feb 23, 2004

In a move to protect homosexuals from discrimination, the Archbishop of Cincinnati has joined more than 40 religious leaders of... Read more

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Cubans mourn passing of Auxiliary Bishop of Havana

Feb 23, 2004

Yesterday thousands of people attended the funeral rites for Auxiliary Bishop Salvador Riverón of Havana, who died Sunday at 55... Read more

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Belgian bishop warns of risks to children adopted by homosexuals

Feb 23, 2004

During a conference which took place at the University of Navarre in Spain, Bishop André Léonard of Namur, Belgium, explained... Read more

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Defending marriage protects children and families: Archbishop Chaput

Feb 23, 2004

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput urged people to wake up, organize and act in order to defend the legal definition of... Read more

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Holy See announces busy papal schedule for coming weeks

Feb 23, 2004

The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff published today the calendar of celebrations that are scheduled to be... Read more

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Ebert and Roeper give Gibson film ‘two thumbs way up’

Feb 23, 2004

The renowned film-reviewing duo, Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, has given Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion of The Christ” their... Read more

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Holy See proposes treatment by experts to prevent sexual misconduct by priests

Feb 23, 2004

The Pontifical Academy for Life published yesterday a report containing the reflections of a study group convened by the Holy... Read more

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Pope hopes that Catholic Church will enjoy full freedom in Mexico

Feb 23, 2004

Pope John Paul II said this morning that “it is to be hoped that the Church in Mexico will be... Read more

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Teenage pregnancy rate drops, teenage virginity rate rises

Feb 22, 2004

Over 10 years, the U.S. teen pregnancy and abortion rates have dropped and teen virginity has increased, reports the Abstinence... Read more

Gibson’s film is a “gift from God”: Archbishop Donoghue

Feb 22, 2004

Mel Gibson’s film about the Passion of Christ is a “gift from God” that will help make Lent and Easter... Read more

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Social problems have theological roots, says Argentinean Archbishop

Feb 22, 2004

The crisis in which society finds itself, “also has a theological aspect, because it sees man as a subject,” says... Read more