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Pope receives commemorative medal from Russian Federation

May 26, 2004

On Thursday morning, Pope John Paul II received Igor Sergeevich Rimmer, president of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg (Russian... Read more

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Pope calls for international effort to put an end increasing violence in the world

May 26, 2004

Addressing seven new ambassadors to the Holy See, Pope John Paul insisted on the need for an international effort to... Read more

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Homosexuals must be accepted, but not their sexual behavior, says Bishop Olmsted

May 26, 2004

Bishop James Olmsted of Phoenix issued a letter on the dos and don’ts in providing pastoral care to homosexuals in... Read more

Cardinal Law given a ceremonial post at the Vatican

May 26, 2004

Pope John Paul appointed the former Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Francis Bernard Law, as the new Archpriest of the Patriarchal... Read more

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Bishop Olmsted responds to paper: Communion can be denied to pro-abortion politicians

May 25, 2004

In a letter to the Arizona Republic, Bishop of Phoenix Thomas J. Olmsted said yesterday that an article printed by... Read more

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Pope encourages solidarity with Dominican Republic and Haiti, affected by floods

May 25, 2004

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, sent a telegram expressing Pope John Paul II’s solidarity with the victims... Read more

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God condemns evil but rewards faithfulness, Pope says

May 25, 2004

Speaking about the Canticle of the Apocalypse, “The Judgment of God,”  Pope John Paul II said during today’s general audience... Read more

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Family organization calls for referendum on law allowing homosexuals to adopt

May 25, 2004

The Family Policy Institute of Cataluña, Spain, is calling for a popular referendum, which would demonstrate if it is the... Read more

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Groups seek to legalize “medicinal babies” in Spain

May 25, 2004

The National Committee for Assisted Human Reproduction in Spain took the first step towards legalizing human embryo selection for the... Read more

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Cuban authorities prohibit distribution of medicine in parish

May 25, 2004

The Cubanet news agency is denouncing the move by Cuban authorities in Santa Clara to prohibit a parish from distributing... Read more

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Arkansas Christian family marks birth of 15th child

May 25, 2004

When Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar married almost 20 years ago, they used birth control pills. Four years into their... Read more

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Boston to close 65 churches

May 25, 2004

The Archdiocese of Boston announced yesterday that it will be closing 70 parishes, but creating five new ones. Sixty church... Read more

Archbishop of Denver: It's a matter of honesty: to receive Communion, we need to be in communion

May 25, 2004

The matter of Communion and pro-abortion politicians is not one about giving or not giving the Eucharist, but a matter... Read more

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Spanish socialists propose granting Muslims equal legal status with the Church

May 24, 2004

The ruling party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), announced it will support an effort that would put... Read more

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Silent holocaust of abortion is not progress, says Spanish bishop

May 24, 2004

Bishop Antonio Reig of Segorbe-Castellón, Spain, says abortion is a “silent holocaust,” and that it cannot be considered “progress,” adding... Read more

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Argentinean bishops urge society to protect and strengthen the family

May 24, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Argentina meeting in plenary assembly this week published a document entitled, “The Family: Image of God’s... Read more

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FDA’s decision to refuse over-the-counter access of morning-after pill is ‘solid’ and ‘scientific’

May 24, 2004

A public policy analyst with the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is defending the... Read more

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Vatican officials to attend Christian-Muslim dialogue in Qatar

May 24, 2004

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, librarian and archivist of Holy Roman Church and Archbishops Michael Fitzgerald and Pier Luigi Celata, respectively president... Read more

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Richmond’s new bishop pledges to bring Church to "traditional values"

May 24, 2004

Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo has vowed to make the revival of the Church’s traditional values his top priority. Read more

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President of Alabama’s Christian Coalition converts to Catholicism

May 24, 2004

It was a long journey. But after six years, the president of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, John Giles, and... Read more