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'Radical secularism' threatens core values, Benedict warns

January 30, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
AND SARAH DELANEY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict has warned visiting U.S. bishops that "radical secularism" threatens the core values of American culture.

The pope called on the Church in America, including Catholic politicians and other laypeople, to render "public moral witness" on crucial social issues.

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St. Francis de Sales – Introduction to the Devout Life

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Meaningless innovations lead to woeful Mass

February 6, 2012

Kudos to the writer of "Mass reform is obstacle to evangelization" (WCR letters, Jan. 23).

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Bishops believe Olympics can light flame of faith

Archbishop Vincent Nichols

February 6, 2012

British bishops plan to use the 2012 London Olympic Games to renew interest in the Catholic faith, with initiatives ranging from fighting human trafficking and homelessness to promoting youth ministry and ecumenical dialogue.

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Religion risks oblivion in global faith crisis – pope

February 6, 2012

Christianity and even religious belief are in grave danger across the globe, risking oblivion, Pope Benedict said.

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Nigerian bishops deplore fatal attacks

February 6, 2012

Two Nigerian bishops deplored bloody attacks in a northern city by a radical Islamist group, warning of deep social divisions and displaced populations, the Vatican missionary news agency Fides reported.

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Authority main obstacle to unity, says Episcopalian

February 6, 2012

Ultimate authority is the major impediment to Christian unity, greater than the real and profound differences between churches regarding priestly celibacy and the ordination of women, says the longtime ecumenical officer for the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

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Congo's bishops say elections were 'stained'

February 6, 2012

Months after Congo's general elections, the nation's bishops continue to speak out about the legitimacy of the results.

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South Sudan grapples with contentious issues

February 6, 2012

The Church in South Sudan and its partners in the U.S. are frustrated that their efforts to build peace in the infant country are threatened, but they have not given up, Catholic officials said.

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Majority of Americans OK abortion restrictions

February 6, 2012

A poll taken for the Knights of Columbus and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., indicates a strong majority of Americans continue to want restrictions on abortion.

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