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Massachusetts marriage ruling opens door for lesbian wedding cruise in July

Dec 17, 2003

While family groups are trying to find ways to overturn the landmark Massachusetts high-court decision allowing same-sex marriage, a lesbian-themed... Read more

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Archbishop of Miami apologizes for 'the sins of a few,' in a letter to parishioners

Dec 17, 2003

The Archdiocese of Miami moved one step closer to reconciliation and came clean about alleged sexual abuse by clergy last... Read more

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New Catholic TV network will broadcast to all of Italy from Padre Pio’s monastery

Dec 17, 2003

A new television station associated with the Church in Italy will begin broadcasting in January 2004, from San Giovanni Rotundo,... Read more

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First statue in Brazil of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is blessed

Dec 17, 2003

Cardinal Eusebio Sheid, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, blessed this Wednesday in the Church of the Resurrection in Copacabana the... Read more

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Venezuelan parish attacked for second time

Dec 17, 2003

According to law enforcement officials, the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Los Teques, Venezuela, was attacked again... Read more

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Material well-being can’t satisfy the human soul, Pope says

Dec 16, 2003

Pope John Paul II skipped his regular comments on the psalms and canticles of Vespers to focus the last general... Read more

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Catholic apologist regrets Cardinal Martino’s comments on Saddam

Dec 16, 2003

(By Deal Hudson) .- Deal Hudson, Catholic apologist and editor of  Crisis Magazine issued today an electronic newsletter criticizing Cardinal... Read more

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Pope gives thanks to Northern Italians for Christmas tree

Dec 16, 2003

At the end of today’s weekly general audience, during his multi-language greetings to the faithful, Pope John Paul expressed special... Read more

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Florida town sued for not allowing display of Christian Nativity

Dec 16, 2003

A lawsuit was filed against the Town of Palm Beach Dec. 15, after town officials refused to display the Christian... Read more

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Scientific experts agree embryonic stem cells are unnecessary for medical progress

Dec 16, 2003

A new resource, compiled by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Prolife Committee, shows that international scientific experts agree that... Read more

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Record numbers of people attend audiences of John Paul II

Dec 16, 2003

The Apostolic Prefecture of the Vatican announced Pope John Paul II has broken the record for the number of people... Read more

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Bishop decries senselessness of children dying of hunger in Argentina

Dec 16, 2003

Auxiliary Bishop José Antonio Gentico of Buenos Aires says “it is absurd that in a country like Argentina where bread... Read more

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Iraqi priest calls for the building of a new nation after capture of Saddam

Dec 16, 2003

Speaking with the Catholic news agency Fides, Fr. Nizar Semaan, a renowned priest of the diocese of Nineveh (Iraq), said... Read more

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In document also addressed to terrorists, Pope calls for reform of the UN

Dec 15, 2003

In his Message for World Day of Peace, celebrated each year on January 1st, Pope John Paul II called for... Read more

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Pope appoints well known pro-lifer to key Archdiocese in Italy

Dec 15, 2003

Pope John Paul II designated Archbishop Carlo Caffara, a well-known pro-life theologian, to replace Cardinal Giacomo Biffi as Archbishop of... Read more

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Millions of Canadians unable to recognize same-sex marriage, says interfaith coalition

Dec 15, 2003

An interfaith coalition, which includes the Catholic Civil Rights League, has requested intervenor status in the upcoming deliberations of the... Read more

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Legislation on same-sex marriage threatens freedom of religion: Ontario bishops

Dec 15, 2003

The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops (OCCB) is moving full-steam ahead with its campaign in defense of heterosexual marriage. The... Read more

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University students in Chile take part in Christmas outreach to the poor

Dec 15, 2003

The campus ministry office of the Archdiocese of Santiago launched a Christmas campaign this week in order to encourage young... Read more

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Cause for Beatification opened for 124 Korean martyrs

Dec 15, 2003

This week the Holy See approved the opening of the cause for beatification of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 companions,... Read more

Pope asks Sudanese bishops to keep speaking on behalf of persecuted

Dec 14, 2003

During an audience on the occasion of their Ad Limina visit to Rome, Pope John Paul II encouraged Sudanese Catholic... Read more