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Polish saint-to-be was famous preacher, confessor

October 18, 2010

Blessed Stanislaw Soltys, 1433-1489, devoted his life to caring for the poor in his native Krakow.

He was famous as a preacher and confessor. His reverence for the Eucharist earned him the title of “Apostle of the Eucharist.”

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Friendship with Christ leads to happiness — pope

October 18, 2010

True happiness can be found by strengthening one’s friendship with God through a love for sacred Scripture and the sacraments, Pope Benedict said.

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Book-length interview with pope set for release

October 18, 2010

Light of the World, a book-length interview with Pope Benedict will be released Nov. 23 in the world’s major languages, including English, the head of the Vatican publishing house said.

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New saint’s order blew whistle on abuser priest

October 18, 2010

The religious congregation co-founded by Blessed Mary MacKillop has confirmed a media report that one reason clergy pressured a bishop to “destroy” her was that members of the order reported a suspected child-abusing priest.

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RC-Orthodox dialogue traces shape of Church unity

October 18, 2010

Catholic and Orthodox Church representatives have offered their vision of what the unity of both churches might look like in two statements approved during a recent meeting at Georgetown University in Washington.

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Chilean bishops call for a new solidarity

October 25, 2010

The 33 miners rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile united all Chileans by “their witness of unity and solidarity,” the country’s bishops’ conference said.

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Diocese supports ban on students wearing rosaries

October 25, 2010

The Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo., said it “does not oppose” a decision by some local public schools to ban rosaries from being worn as an accessory on top of students’ clothing.

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Christian girls targeted for violence in Pakistan

October 25, 2010

The Christian community in Pakistan was in shock at increasing episodes of violence and abuse targeted at young Christian girls, according to Fides, a Vatican missionary agency.

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Medieval mystic is model for finding God’s presence

October 25, 2010

Pope Benedict said the penitential path of a little-known medieval mystic offers modern men and women a lesson on discovering the presence of God in their lives.

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Priest tries to help poor Filipinos fight mining

October 25, 2010

The quest for minerals in the Philippines is taking its toll on the nation’s poorest residents — the indigenous population, said a Filipino priest who advocates on their behalf.

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