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Workers boycott stops construction of abortion clinic

Nov 17, 2003

A contractor hired to build an abortion clinic quit his job this month after all of his workers and subcontractors... Read more

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Brooklyn diocese celebrates 150 years

Nov 17, 2003

The Diocese of Brooklyn celebrated its 150th anniversary by toasting its immigrants community who organized the diocese and continue to... Read more

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Bishop defends Catholic statement opposing same-sex unions

Nov 17, 2003

Marriage is in a crisis in the U.S., and the legalization of same-sex marriages would be another diminishing of society,... Read more

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Chaldean priest pleads for political order to keep Iraq from becoming another Palestine

Nov 17, 2003

Speaking to the Fides news agency, Father Denka H. Toma, Superior General of the Antonian Order of St. Ormizda of... Read more

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Vatican calls on Muslims to be builders of peace in end-of-Ramadan message

Nov 17, 2003

In the annual message from the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue to Muslims on the occasion of the end of... Read more

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Parish life is “central and irreplaceable” for the Church, Pope says

Nov 17, 2003

In a message sent to the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) currently gathered in Assisi, Pope John Paul II stressed the... Read more

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Young Catholic students receive visit from pen-pal sergeant

Nov 16, 2003

Students at St. Michael's Catholic School in Cary have been learning a lot about service and community in their special... Read more

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Bishops warn of massive influx of Brazilians in Paraguay

Nov 16, 2003

The Bishops of Paraguay whose dioceses are on the border with the Brazil expressed their concern this week at a... Read more

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Spanish website launches boycott campaign against UNICEF Christmas cards

Nov 16, 2003

The Spanish website “HazteOir.org” (“Make Yourself Heard”) has launched a campaign urging people not to buy Christmas cards made by... Read more

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Preparations underway for World Congress on Consecrated Life in Rome

Nov 16, 2003

This week initial preparations began for the World Congress on Consecrated Life, which will take place November 23-27 in Rome,... Read more

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Gibson's leading critic resigns from Anti-Defamation League

Nov 16, 2003

A leading critic of Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of Christ", resigned from his post at the Anti-Defamation League last... Read more

Catholics must fight against discrimination, Pope tells Indians Bishops

Nov 16, 2003

Speaking to the las group of Bishops from India who have comew for their Ad Limina  visit,  Pope John Paul... Read more

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Archbishop of Valencia calls for recuperation traditional European values

Nov 13, 2003

Bishop Agustín García-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, has published a pastoral letter in which he calls on Christians to work for... Read more

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Cuban government denies man job because of his faith

Nov 13, 2003

The Minister of Employment and Social Security has denied employment to a Boris Baxada Romay because of his faith and... Read more

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Pro-family groups campaign against legalization of pedophilia in Chile

Nov 13, 2003

Various pro-family groups in Chile this week, including “Family Action,” have launched a campaign aimed at stopping a proposed law... Read more

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Holy See publishes handbook for Catholic Cultural Centers

Nov 13, 2003

Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, presented today at the Vatican the "vademecum" or handbook for... Read more

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Catholic Orders seek recruits in Cyberspace

Nov 13, 2003

Catholic communities are increasingly tapping into modern technology and going where the youth are to attract new vocations – in... Read more

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Catholic organization regrets removal of judge in favor of “10 Commandments

Nov 13, 2003

The Thomas More Law Center called yesterday’s decision that voted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out of office “outrageous” and... Read more

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Catholic bishops predict "hard times ahead" with upcoming study on sexual misconduct

Nov 13, 2003

The release of three news studies in priestly sexual abuse in early 2004 means the U.S. bishops will face “hard... Read more

Pope asks for love and support to help depressed people

Nov 13, 2003

Pope John Paul II explained today how to take care of depressed people and encouraged families "to integrate them into... Read more