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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesApril 01, 2000
Vermont Bishop Decries Passage of Civil Unions’ BillBishop Kenneth A. Angell of Burlington said a bill approved by the Vermont House allowing civil unions between homosexuals is simply same-sex marriage under another name. The bishop said the 76-to-69 vote made him feel the way he supposed a m
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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesMarch 25, 2000
Examination of Conscience Culminates in Pope’s Mea CulpaPope John Paul II made an unprecedented apology for the sins of Christians through the ages, the culmination of the church’s examination of conscience for the jubilee year. The pope’s long-awaited mea culpa on March 12 was ech
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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesMarch 18, 2000
Cardinal Says Boff’s Ideas Still Alive 15 Years After SilencingFifteen years after the Vatican silenced a Brazilian theologian for holding that the one true church can exist outside the Catholic Church, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said the idea continues to circulate. The cardinal, who is prefec
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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesMarch 11, 2000
Pope’s Visit to Egypt Seen as Aid to Christian-Muslim RelationsPope John Paul II’s visit to Egypt was generally well received among the Egyptian public, with some Muslims and Christians hoping he would encourage better relations between the two faiths. The pope’s first words at a w
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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesMarch 04, 2000
Call to Renewal Announces Covenant Targeting PovertyRepresentatives of more than 50 multidenominational, faith-based service and policy groups organized as Call to Renewal announced a Covenant to Overcome Poverty at a rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 16. At a time of record prosperity,
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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesFebruary 26, 2000
Report Says Hunger Can Be Halved in 15 YearsA new report from the Bread for the World Institute says world hunger can be cut in half over the next 15 years with the help of an extra U.S. contribution of $1 billion per year to nutrition programs. The trends in hunger eradication are promising, said t
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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesFebruary 19, 2000

Jesuit Education Praised by

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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesFebruary 12, 2000
Pope Plans to Canonize Blessed Katharine DrexelPope John Paul II plans to canonize Blessed Katharine Drexel (1859-1955), the U.S. heiress who dedicated her life to defending and educating African Americans and Native Americans. During a meeting with the Congregation for Sainthood Causes on Jan. 27,
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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesJanuary 29, 2000
Chinese Ordain Five Bishops Without Vatican ApprovalThe government-approved church in China ordained five new bishops without papal approval. The ordination ceremony took place on Jan. 6, just hours before Pope John Paul II ordained 12 bishops in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Church officials
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From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sourcesJanuary 15, 2000

Supporting Marriage Is No Excuse to Bash Gays

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles urged California Catholics to back an upcoming referendum defining marriage as a contract between a man and a woman, but he said they should oppose anyone who will use this measure to promote