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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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God's vineyard demands righteous tending

Ralph Himsl

September 26, 2011
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 5, 2011

The English language and no doubt many languages have an expression that covers the trap implied in the words, "I don't mean to criticize, but . . ." The use of these words seeks forgiveness of those listening for what follows. I find myself about to step into that trap.

Today's Gospel plunges us into a serious discussion between Jesus and some Temple bigwigs, the chief priests and elders.

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Passionate fire fizzles, but devout faith builds a solid, sufficient creed

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 26, 2011

Several years ago, a friend of mine made a very un-Hollywood type of marriage proposal to his fiancé: He was in his mid-forties and had suffered a number of disillusioning heartbreaks, some of which, by his own admission, were his own fault, the result of feelings shifting unexpectedly on his part.

Now, in mid-life, struggling not to be disillusioned and cynical about love and romance, he met a woman whom he deeply respected, much admired, and with whom he felt he would like to build a life. But, unsure of himself, he was humble in his proposal.

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