Fighting infertility takes back seat to promoting in vitro

March 12, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Resources and time that could have been used to prevent and treat infertility have been used instead to promote and perfect in vitro fertilization, a U.S. physician told a Vatican audience.

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Thinkfast opens hearts to global poverty

Christina Kruszewski

March 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Every year in Lent, a group of students at J.H. Picard School goes hungry for a day to show solidarity with the poor of the developing world and to raise funds for development.

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Women need influence, Vatican tells UN

March 12, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

UNITED NATIONS – Women around the world, particularly rural women who face poverty and hunger, should be allowed to influence decisions that affect the lives of families, a Vatican official told the United Nations.

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Christians want prostitution abolished

Julia Beazley

March 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

As a battle over Canada's prostitution laws wends its way through the courts, some Christian groups are campaigning to abolish prostitution.

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Prof sketches link between prophets and Alta. economy

March 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A boy has a sandbox filled with about seven cubic yards of sand. With a toy tractor, he can easily shift all of the sand to one corner. After awhile, however, he does not have a sandbox anymore – he just has a hole in the ground. His sandbox has limits.

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Bishops, theologians urged to work in harmony

March 12, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Theologians and bishops have complementary roles in furthering understanding of the Catholic faith, says a new report from a Vatican panel of theological advisers.

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Strong societies built on virtue more than good institutions

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March 12, 2012

The leaders of the Arab Spring movement have found it easier to destroy a dictatorship than to build a democracy. That insight comes from Rashid Ghannushi, an intellectual leader in Tunisia, the north African country where the Arab Spring began a year ago.

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Ten ways to understand the salvation of non-Christians

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 12, 2012

As Christians we are asked to carry a tension in terms of how we understand the salvation of non-Christians. We have two seemingly conflicting teachings within our Scriptures and our tradition.

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Media hype distorts humanity's story

Maria Kozakiewicz

March 12, 2012
Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 18, 2012

Every morning, even before I grab the first of many cups of coffee, my sleepy feet take me to the computer room for the world news. I check out the European, African and Asian news on the BBC and various Polish news agencies first.

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Stop talking about evangelization: Do it!

Fr. Robert Barron

March 12, 2012

As I write this column, I am embarking on a trip to Australia with the Word on Fire team. We're heading halfway around the globe at the invitation of the Australian Catholic University, and my team will be with me to film the events. My intention is to produce a documentary on the new evangelization as it is actually practised.

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