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Surrender to God in prayer and you shall be answered

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

December 19, 2011

In her autobiography, The Long Loneliness, Dorothy Day tells of a difficult time in her life. She had just converted to Christianity, after a long period of atheism, and then given birth to her daughter.

During her season of atheism, she had fallen in love with a man who had fathered her child, and she and this man, atheists disillusioned with mainstream society, had made a pact never to marry, as statement against the conventions of society.

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Silence allows us to hear God's word

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December 19, 2011

It is curious that Bishop Murray Chatlain chose to devote so much of his catechesis at Nothing More Beautiful Dec. 9 to silence. After all, he was talking about Scripture, which is a veritable bounty of words. Despite that, for the bishop from the North, "In my experience, God is not chatty."

God may not be chatty, but Western society surely is. We assume that the more words we pile up, the more we contribute. The more we make our views known in conversation, the more others are convinced by our point of view. Our words increase our power the more we broadcast them. However, when there are too many words, we may not hear any of them.

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African famine

December 19, 2011

A woman walks past carcasses of cattle in the drought-stricken Eladow area in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, Aug. 4.

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Rocca succeeds Thavis at CNS Rome bureau

Francis Rocca

December 19, 2011

Catholic News Service announced that Francis Rocca will join its staff as the new chief of the CNS Rome bureau.

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Knights restore tomb from old St. Peter's Basilica

December 19, 2011

With help from the Knights of Columbus, the only papal tomb transferred from the old to the new St. Peter's Basilica has been restored.

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Human dignity 'a primary doctrine,' says Dolan

December 19, 2011

The dignity of the human person is "a primary doctrine" of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York told an audience at the University of Notre Dame.

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Monterrey cardinal moved to Guadalajara

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega

December 19, 2011

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega has been named archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico, replacing Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, 78, whose resignation was accepted by the Vatican.

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To follow Gospel is to follow Christ, pope says

December 19, 2011

Following the Gospel is not adhering to a doctrine or code of ethics but entails truly following the person of Christ in one's life, Pope Benedict said.

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Roman Missal voted top news story of 2011

December 19, 2011

The introduction of the English translation of the Roman Missal topped the religious news stories of 2011, and Pope Benedict was again the top newsmaker, according to the annual poll conducted by Catholic News Service.

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Benedict will visit Cuba, Mexico in spring

December 19, 2011

The Cuban bishops announced that 2012 would be a Marian jubilee year and that Pope Benedict would come to Cuba as a "pilgrim of La Caridad," the popular name for the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, the country's patroness.

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