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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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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.
True happiness can be found by strengthening one’s friendship with God through a love for sacred Scripture and the sacraments, Pope Benedict said.
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.”
Pope Benedict said his message in Great Britain about the enduring importance of faith-based values in public life is valid for the entire Western world.
Slwan Kehedeer Antoon was his own boss in Mosul, Iraq. He owned a liquor store and a car-rental agency.
Then, four years ago, Muslim hardliners bombed his liquor store.
The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has issued a new message to families on work. Entitled “Work + Love = Holiness,” the brochure examines how work is related to human dignity.
Father Michael Dunn considers his stuttering to be a blessing.
“I believe that my stuttering has made me a more compassionate, patient and understanding person in my dealings with others,” said the priest, who is a pastor in Weston, Conn.
Blessed Camilla Battista Varano, 1458-1524, the illegitimate daughter of an Italian nobleman, was a mystic who had to overcome her father’s initial objections in order to enter the convent of the Poor Clares.
Leading Catholic and Orthodox bishops and theologians met in Vienna to continue their discussions on the key issue keeping their churches apart: the role of the pope.