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American pro-lifers to hold demonstrations in front of Vatican against "Catholic" Nancy Pelosi. Message: "D.C.
A Florida couple are wrangling in the courts about a wedding that featured only the bride in attendance but still ended in a legal marriage. Matthew Ditzel, 30, told an Osceola County court Heather Bowser, 31, had their marriage license notarized despite the fact that he was not in attendance at the May 24, 2008, ceremony, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Tuesday.
By paul lewis Meet one church organist who will never miss a service. This musician doesn't catch colds, go on holiday or have any family commitments. Because the congregation at one of Port Talbot's oldest chapels will be belting out the hymns - accompanied by a computer.
By Holly McKenna ALBANY, New York (Reuters) - Some are Catholics who see their church as stuck in the past. Others are believers who happen to be divorced, pregnant before marriage or gay. A few just can't find a priest when they need one.
Some are Catholics who see their church as stuck in the past. Others are believers who happen to be divorced, pregnant before marriage or gay. A few just can't find a priest when they need one.
By Jennifer Kwan TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian priest, who fell afoul of the Catholic church after he backed the ordination of female clergy, was formally excommunicated on Palm Sunday after he held services in his own breakaway church.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The first synod of Pope Benedict's reign ended on Saturday, acknowledging Catholicism faced great difficulties from a severe shortage of priests but decided married priests were not the answer.
PARIS (Reuters) - France abolished the legal terms"legitimate" and "illegitimate" for children Monday with adecree saying the distinction dating back to the NapoleonicCode of 1804 made no sense anymore.
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