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Turning a Stadium into a Cathedral for the Pope's Mass in Washington DC

By • Catholic News Service • 4/9/2008

"We're doing everything possible to turn the stadium into a holy and beautiful place," Father Mark Knestout, director of the Archdiocese of Washington's Office of Worship, told the Catholic Standard, the archdiocesan newspaper. WASHINGTON (CNS) - Converting a baseball stadium into a cathedral for a ...

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More on the Pope's Video Message to America

Zenit News Agency • 4/9/2008

"It is God who saves us, he saves the world, and all of history. He is the shepherd of his people. I am coming, sent by Jesus Christ, to bring you his word of life." VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Benedict XVI says he is going to the United States to bring the message that Jesus Christ is the hope for all ...

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Pope will Address Human Rights at the UN

By • Zenit News Agency • 4/9/2008

Marking the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is expected that the Holy Father will reassert the unity and indivisible character of all of those rights. VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - In his visit to the United Nations in New York, Benedict XVI is expected to talk about the ...

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Pope Releases Message to the United States Before His Visit

Vatican Information Service • 4/8/2008

"I shall only be able to visit two cities: Washington and New York. The intention behind my visit, though, is to reach out spiritually to all Catholics in the United States...even if my itinerary is short...my heart is close to all of you". VATICAN CITY - A video message by the Pope addressed to ...

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Pope Calls Grandparents a 'Treasure'

By • Zenit News Agency • 4/8/2008

Speaking at a conference entitled “Grandparents: Their Witness and Presence in the Family” the Holy father referred to grandparents as “a treasure that we cannot take away from new generations.” VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Benedict XVI urged grandparents to return to being an active presence in the ...

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Benedict XVI Speaks on Divorce and Abortion

By • Zenit News Agency • 4/8/2008

“with the help of grace, human freedom is capable of the definitive and faithful gift of self" VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - The Church must offer the comfort of the Gospel of mercy toward persons who have experienced the consequences of divorce and abortion, says Benedict XVI. The Pope said this ...

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Pope Honors 20th Century Martyrs

By • Catholic News Service • 4/8/2008

Pope Benedict XVI honored men and women -- Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant -- who were killed during the 20th century because of their Christian witness. ROME (CNS) - Even in the darkest situations of violence and oppression, the power of love for God and for others is stronger than ...

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Pope: Opposition to Divorce and Abortion, a ‘Yes’ to Human Dignity

Catholic News Agency • 4/8/2008

At a meeting sponosored by the John Paul II Institute for the Study of Marriage and the Family, the Holy father called Catholic teaching on both the sanctity of life and the indissolubility of marriage as a "yes" to Human dignity and freedom. VATICAN CITY (CNA) - On Saturday, the Holy Father ...

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Pope Grieves Loss of Syro-Orthodox Priest Murdered in Iraq

Zenit News Agency • 4/8/2008

The Pope sent a message of condolence to Mar Saverius Jamil Hawa, the Syro-Orthodox bishop of Baghdad, to offer to Father Adel’s wife and family his “deepest sympathy.” VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Benedict XVI said he was “profoundly saddened” by the death of Syro-Orthodox Father Youssef Adel Abudi, ...

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Catholic League: Spinning the Pope's Visit

By • Inside Catholic • 4/8/2008

Unlike the two Democratic senators and their Republican rival and colleague the Holy Father is not interested in public opinion polls. NEW YORK, NY (Inside Catholic) - One week after Pope Benedict XVI touches down in the United States, the Pennsylvania primary will be held. All indications are ...

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