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As a cardinal, Pope Benedict was a card-carrying organ donor.
But the card became invalid when he became pope, according to his personal secretary.
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Thousands of loyal watchers of Eternal Word Television Network across Canada are losing their favourite station as Bell TV will drop EWTN from its digital satellite television service as of Feb. 27.
Bishops are called to help people recognize and respond to their yearning for holiness and goodness, Pope Benedict said at a Feb. 5 Mass where he ordained five bishops.
The revised New American Bible that will be released on Ash Wednesday, March 9, may seem most different to casual readers for its efforts at providing context and clarity in how the passages fit together, says the coordinator of its publication.
The Internet can be a valuable tool for Catholic education and evangelization, and its proper use should be encouraged in seminaries as well as other church institutions, Pope Benedict said.
A coalition of 51 religious and civil rights groups in the United States are urging congressional leaders to stop upcoming House hearings on Muslim extremism or at least focus the inquiry more broadly by examining violence "motivated by extremist beliefs in all its forms."
More than 140 Catholic theologians from universities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland called for the Church to end priestly celibacy, ordain women and allow laypeople to help select bishops, among other changes.
A group representing more than 400 of Ireland's 4,500 priests has made an urgent plea to the country's bishops to postpone the introduction of the new English translation of the missal for at least another five years.
People don't really know who they are or what their life's purpose is unless they pray regularly, Pope Benedict said.
Can modern technology help strengthen our faith?