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Young adults raise a mug to JP2 at Church-run pub

April 25, 2011

Young Catholics sip beer and kick back in the crypt beneath the Basilica of St. Charles, home to the GP2 bar and youth club in downtown Rome.

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Chilean bishops apologize for clergy sexual abuse

April 25, 2011

Chile's bishops publicly asked forgiveness for clergy sexual abuse and pledged to handle such cases differently in the future.

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Decline of marriage affects students' values

April 25, 2011

The decline of traditional marriage in America continues to affect students' education and the future welfare of the Catholic Church, said a University of Virginia professor.

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Delaware diocese cuts back to pay abuse costs

April 25, 2011

The Diocese of Wilmington, Del., will eliminate 19 full-time and three part-time positions as it cuts operating expenses and prepares to pay more than US$77.4 million to survivors of sexual abuse by priests.

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Stop living in sin, urges Santa Fe archbishop

April 25, 2011

The archbishop of Santa Fe, N.M., admonished unmarried Catholic couples who are living together, those who are not married but are in a civil union and divorced Catholics who remarry without an annulment, warning them not to receive Holy Communion.

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CTSA says bishops don't understand Johnson's book

April 25, 2011

The board of directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America has raised concerns about the U.S. bishops' Committee on Doctrine's critical assessment of a theology professor's popular book.

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End Planned Parenthood funding, cardinal says

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo

April 25, 2011

At a time when federal budget decisions "involve hard choices and much shared sacrifice," a decision on whether to fund the Planned Parenthood Federation of America "is not one of those hard choices," said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

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Pope's trip to Germany takes shape

April 25, 2011

Pope Benedict's September trip to Germany will include meetings with political leaders, Lutherans and Orthodox Christians, German church officials said.

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Value poor people, don't get rid of them — UN nuncio

April 25, 2011

The world must not view poor people as a commodity to be managed and controlled but as unique individuals who need the help of the global community to achieve their full potential, the Vatican's ambassador to the United Nations said.

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Chaput: US bishops divided on withholding Communion

Archbishop Charles Chaput

April 25, 2011

Archbishop Charles Chaput gave a frank response when asked why there is so much disunity among Catholics on the question of Catholics in political life standing clearly with the Church on major moral issues such as abortion.

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