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2011-04-18 13:44:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honor your family and friends this Holy season with an Easter eCard from Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the responsible way to provide both an environmentally friendly message and a gift to help those in need--all with a quick and easy click or two. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) To select from a variety of Easter eCards, go to the CCUSA Web page (at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/ecards).

2011-04-14 08:00:00

Scientific Examination in Italy Is First of Its Kind Allowed by Catholic Church National Geographic Channel World Premiere Documentary Chronicles the Scientific Study of Martyrs Said to Have Been Buried Alive Explorer: Mystery of the Murdered Saints Premieres Tuesday, April 19, at 10 PM ET/PT REGGIO EMILIA, Italy, and WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A scientific investigation of human bones locked in a crypt in the northern Italian cathedral of Reggio Emilia since the...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

In an innovative campaign, the Metro New York and Long Island Catholic dioceses have turned to young people to help spread the word about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

2011-02-22 16:12:18

The Catholic mission in the former Inca Empire lacked responsible and effective Church leadership.

2011-02-08 13:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's congressional hearing on HR 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," is notable for many reasons. The proposed legislation would enact unreasonable obstacles to reproductive healthcare for millions of American women.

2010-12-21 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sought to clarify the pope's comments on condom use.

2010-11-23 16:42:37

The International AIDS Society (IAS) cautiously notes the comments from Pope Benedict that condom use could, in specific circumstances, be acceptable, but calls on the Pope and the Catholic Church to come out clearly and strongly in support of all evidence-based methods of HIV prevention, including condom use.

2010-11-22 16:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pope's statement that the use of condoms are justified "in the intention of reducing the risk of HIV infection" is a startling and welcome shift by the Vatican that has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives, says Dr.

2010-11-22 06:35:00

While AIDS activists welcomed Pope Benedict XVI's apparent acceptance of condom use in certain cases to help curb the spread of disease, officials from the Catholic Church moved Sunday to clarify the pontiff's stance on the contraceptives.

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.