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Costa Rica and Unites States achieve pro-life victory on cloning issue at the UN

Dec 9, 2003

A new effort by Costa Rica on Tuesday to obtain a total ban on human cloning—with the support of the... Read more

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Offensive `nun’ ad draws national Catholic protest in Canada

Dec 9, 2003

The image of a young black woman, dressed as a nun in a low-cut habit and showing her bare midriff... Read more

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Chicken ad plucked after offending Catholics in Canada

Dec 9, 2003

A Quebec TV ad, featuring a priest and his congregation singing the praises of a barbecue chicken chain as a... Read more

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Abortions in Pennsylvania down for 2002, bishops reveal

Dec 9, 2003

As a result of intense pro-life activity, the number of abortions in the state of Pennsylvania declined in 2002 by... Read more

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Marian Year Inaugurated at National Shrine in DC

Dec 9, 2003

Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the solemn proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception and the... Read more

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Vatican: conflicts must not stop humanitarian aid to hot zones

Dec 9, 2003

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Office in Geneva said that the... Read more

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God is not indifferent to human suffering, Pope says

Dec 9, 2003

Commenting on a hymn from Revelation 19, Pope John Paul said during the general audience on Wednesday that God is... Read more

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Pro-life medical students in Cuba send message of support to imprisoned pro-life doctor

Dec 8, 2003

Five medical students from the Institute of Medical Sciences in Havana are marking the Day of Medicine by sending a... Read more

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Decorate hearts more than homes this Christmas, Mexican Bishop says

Dec 8, 2003

Marking the second week of Advent, Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel of San Cristóbal de las Casas in Mexico said that... Read more

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Australian man receives one-year jail term for false claim of sexual abuse

Dec 8, 2003

A man, who claimed he had been abused by Catholic brothers, has been sentenced to a one-year jail term after... Read more

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PETA billboard depicts Virgin Mary cradling chicken carcass

Dec 8, 2003

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is hoping that a billboard of the Virgin Mary... Read more

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Major media hide  fact women die for legal abortion, expert says

Dec 8, 2003

The startling results of the latest survey on abortion in the United States show that women die of legal abortions... Read more

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Only faith can grasp the mystery of Mary Immaculate, Pope says

Dec 8, 2003

Speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square to celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holiday in... Read more

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Pope to authorities in Paraguay: promote education of your people

Dec 8, 2003

Upon receiving the credentials of the new ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay, Marcos Martinez Mendieta, John Paul II called... Read more

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Seminarians must prepare to priestly life with intense prayer, Pope says

Dec 8, 2003

Pope John Paul II told a group of Polish seminarians on Tuesday that they must prepare for their future priestly... Read more

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Divorces will outnumber marriages by 2009 in Spain

Dec 7, 2003

According to data from the Institute for Family Politics that will be officially presented next week, the annual divorce rate... Read more

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Optimism and hope growing in Columbia, Bishop says

Dec 7, 2003

During his visit to the organization Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Luis Romero Franco of Facatitiva, Columbia, praised... Read more

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No regrets for urging Catholic politicians to vote pro-life: Bishop Burke

Dec 7, 2003

A bishop who wrote letters to two Catholic state legislators and one member of Congress, urging them to support pro-life... Read more

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U.S. bishops speak out against over-the-counter "emergency contraception"

Dec 7, 2003

Emergency contraceptives should not be switched from prescription to over-the-counter drugs, say the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  Read more

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Bishop supports outreach to AIDS victims, not AIDS walk

Dec 7, 2003

Bishop Raymond L. Burke of La Crosse said he supports the diocesan outreach ministry to AIDS victims but, because of... Read more