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Boston plan responds to shrinking resources

December 3, 2012

A pastoral plan approved by Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley calls for the Boston Archdiocese to organize its 288 parishes into approximately 135 groups called “parish collaboratives.”

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Rome dismisses priest who defied Church teaching

December 3, 2012

The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has dismissed Roy Bourgeois from the priesthood because of his participation in the invalid ordination of a woman and “a simulated Mass,” the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers announced Nov. 19.

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Canadian priest named Holy See’s head of protocol

December 3, 2012

Pope Benedict has appointed Msgr. Jose Bettencourt, a native of Portugal who grew up in Ottawa, as the Holy See’s head of protocol.

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Portuguese bishops uneasy about nation’s economy

December 3, 2012

Portugal’s Catholic bishops voiced “deep unease” about worsening economic conditions in their country and urged the government to show greater concern for the common good in its austerity drive.

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Pope: Catholics must serve common good

December 3, 2012

Catholics are called to serve the common good of society, including by protecting traditional marriage and defending human life, Pope Benedict told bishops from France.

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Pilgrimage in Mali

December 3, 2012

Pilgrims attend a Catholic pilgrimage in the town of Kita, western Mali, Nov. 17.

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Liturgy is source and summit of the Christian life

December 3, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One key statement of Sacrosanctum Concilium (The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy) is that the liturgy is "the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her power flows" (n. 10).

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Ready for ordination, Hysell says it's a blessing to be deaf

November 26, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Matthew Hysell became deaf after contracting spinal meningitis when he was 18 months old.

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Sisters of St. Joseph unite to form a new family

November 26, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

MARKHAM, ONT. – After a four-year process and the amalgamation of four congregations, the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada have been created.

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CCCB getting too conservative – advocate

November 26, 2012
WCR NEWS SERVICES

A "culture of silence" and deference to "political conservatism" has infected the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), charges the head of the Jesuit-founded Centre Justice et Foi (Justice and Faith) in Montreal.

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