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Pakistanis lost freedom due to 9/11, says student

September 26, 2011

A Pakistani student who was 10 years old at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks said freedom and the ability to travel freely outside his country were among the victims of that day.

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U.S. priests urged to preach on poverty

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

September 26, 2011

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging priests across the country to preach about "the terrible toll the current economic turmoil is taking on families and communities."

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Bishops must help Catholics use gifts — pope

September 26, 2011

A bishop must help Catholics in his diocese learn to recognize the gifts the Holy Spirit has given them and place them at the service of the entire Church, Pope Benedict told new bishops.

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Anglican archbishop claims RC priests abused him

September 26, 2011

The primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion in Australia said he left the Catholic priesthood years ago after being sexually abused as a seminarian and young priest in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Pro-life priest put on a short leash

Fr. Frank Pavone

September 26, 2011

Father Frank Pavone, one of the most visible and vocal opponents of abortion in the U.S., has been suspended from active ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, over financial questions about his operation of Priests for Life.

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Theologians urged to bring faith to the 'famished'

September 26, 2011

While acknowledging that their primary job is not catechesis, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo urged young theologians to help educate their fellow young adults who are "hungry, starving for the word of God."

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Traditionalists receive doctrinal statement to sign

September 26, 2011

The Vatican has given the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X a formal "doctrinal preamble" listing several principles they must agree with in order to move toward full reconciliation with the Church.

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Vatican's man in Ireland sent to Czech Republic

Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza

September 26, 2011

Pope Benedict has named Italian Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza to be the new nuncio to the Czech Republic, transferring him from his post as ambassador to Ireland.

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Why do people search for the Holy Grail?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

September 26, 2010

Recently, I read a news brief that a cave in southwest France may house the Holy Grail.

What is the Holy Grail and why do people search for it?

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Slam the brakes on distracted driving

Gordon Self

September 26, 2011

Alberta's new Distracted Driver Legislation came into effect Sept. 1. It is now illegal to use hand-held cell phones, text, manually input GPS data, read, write or engage in personal grooming while driving.

Alberta has one of the toughest laws in Canada, joining other provinces in clamping down on the growing trend of inattentive drivers behind the wheel.

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