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Same-sex union not marriage THE UNITED States Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken the first step towards issuing a short teaching document on why marriage is different from......

Concern Over Brazilian Sect

CATHOLICS in Brazil are under siege from a new religious movement, a bishop has warned. Lay Catholics have sharply criticised the Brazilian Apostolic Catholic Church (BACC) and......

Violence 'is A Blunt 'weapon'

INTERNArioNAL co-operation and gathering accurate intelligence about terrorist groups are preferable to war in combating terrorism, a former Vatican diplomat, who has helped......

Military Action Must Be Moral

THE HOLY SEE has reminded the United Nations that any recourse to military intervention must comply with strict moral conditions so as not to cause more harm that it is intended......

Catechetical Texts 'deficient'

AN AMERICAN archbishop has criticised the quality of many high school catechetical textbooks currently in wide use throughout the country. Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New......

Bishop Backs 'tern's Law'

AN AmERICAN bishop has voiced his support for a controversial pro-life case that has split America. Pro-life groups are campaigning to save the life of Terri Schiavo, a......

Church-state Tension Mounts

THE GOVERNMENT of Venezuela has come under fire for undermining the country's bishops and encouraging the faithful to turn away from them, according to a report from the......

Bishop Predicts Painful Exposé

THE PRESIDENT of the American bishops' conference has said that a study, to be released early next year, on the extent of the clergy sex abuse scandal over the past 50 years......

Bishops Set Out Us Peace Plan

BISHOPS from Central Africa's Great Lakes region have outlined an international plan to promote peace in the war-torn region. Bishops from Congo, Burundi and Rwanda presented......

Africa

Ugandan plea to UN secretary THE UNITED Nations has been told that northern Uganda needs urgent help. The leaders of Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative — an......

Church Workers Hurt In Iraq Blast Israeli Wall Is An

Tracy-Jo Smith reports on the aftermath of the Nasiriyah bombing and the resilience of local aid workers CHURCH AID workers have promised to continue their work after a suicide......

Obstacle To Peace, Declares Pontiff

BY TRACY-JO SMITH JOHN PALI) II has spoken out against the Israeli government's decision to build a wall along its border with the Palestinian territories. In an address, last......