Rising population boosts Philippine economy

May 14, 2012

The Catholic bishops of the Philippines welcomed a statement by the country's finance secretary, who said the nation's rising population is a boon to the economy.

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Nigerian gov't accused of failing to protect Christians

May 14, 2012

The leader of the Catholic Church in Nigeria has criticized his government for allegedly failing to protect Christians in the north of his country from attack by Islamist terrorists.

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Church should not accept those who deny Vatican II

May 14, 2012

The Second Vatican Council's teaching, particularly on Judaism and other religions, is rooted in traditional Christian theology and the Bible, and the Catholic Church should not offer concessions to those who do not accept its teaching, said a judge on a top Vatican court.

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Methodists retain Church stance on homosexuality

May 14, 2012

Delegates attending the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in Tampa, Fla., voted May 3 against changing the wording in the Church's book of laws and doctrines that says homosexual acts are "incompatible with Christian teaching."

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Pope's Cuban visit pays dividends

Pope Benedict

May 14, 2012

The March visit to Cuba by Pope Benedict has helped reawaken people's interest in the Catholic Church, say two Cuban bishops visiting the United States.

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Chinese dissenter stands up for girls

May 14, 2012

As Chinese and U.S. diplomats sought a resolution to the diplomatic crisis surrounding Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, many Chinese-Americans turned their attention to the nature of Chen's dissent.

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Black's voice gives credibility to prisoners' real needs

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May 14, 2012

While some maintain that convicted felon and former media mogul Conrad Black got a sweetheart deal from the Canadian government in being allowed back into the country, all we can say is, "Welcome home, Conrad."

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Babies have a power to transform that even the mighty lack

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 14, 2012

There are different kinds of power and different kinds of authority. There is military power, muscle power, political power, economic power, moral power, charismatic power and psychological power, among other things.

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Jesus' Ascension confirms our belief in him.

Maria Kozakiewicz

May 14, 2012
Ascension of the Lord
May 20, 2012

The Ascension, understood in terms of human chronology and human understanding, ends the story of Jesus' life on earth, that life which begins with the joy of Nativity. How far we have travelled from the innocence of the crib, the angels and the shepherds singing together.

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Organize, rally, fight for CCODP funding

Joe Gunn

May 14, 2012

Ouch! The federal cuts to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, the official international development agency of the Catholic Church in our country, really hurt.

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