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Bishops confused about the 'Universal Spirit'

February 13, 2012

Your editorial of Jan. 30 ("Take the fascinating – and surprising – Catholic house tour") ignores the horrendous mistake a few hundred bishops made at Niceae in 325 AD when they opted for the ease of governing and declared that a human being, namely Jesus, be one and the same as the Universal Spirit.

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Red hat ceremony blends innovation, tradition

February 13, 2012

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something red will be present Feb. 18 when Pope Benedict creates new cardinals.

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Rwandan refugees want to stay in Zambia

February 13, 2012

About 6,000 Rwandan refugees in Zambia want the Catholic Church to help stop the state plans to repatriate them and instead to regularize their Zambian citizenship.

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Pope to visit Mexico, Cuba from March 23 to 28

February 13, 2012

Pope Benedict will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and local bishops and Catholics when he visits Mexico and Cuba in late March.

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Benedict names new patriarch of Venice

February 13, 2012

Pope Benedict named Cardinal Angelo Scola's successor to the patriarchate of Venice, a historically significant archdiocese.

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Arrest of former dictator lauded in Guatemala

Efrain Rios Montt

February 13, 2012

The decision of a judge to order the arrest of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity, is a good precedent to remove the impunity that has prevailed for years in the country, said the executive director of the human rights office of the Archdiocese of Guatemala.

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Skiing through the Vatican

February 13, 2012

A man skis in St. Peter's Square in the morning at the Vatican Feb. 4.

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Sex-selective abortions move West – author

February 13, 2012

Aborting unborn girls on account of their gender has been a documented trend in certain Asian countries for at least two decades.

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Confession a celebration of mercy, not a trial

Bishop Gianfranco Girotti

February 13, 2012

Priests hearing Confessions need to replace any negative or aggressive attitudes with meekness and mercy toward the penitent, said a Vatican expert on confession.

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Church employees accused of stealing $1M each

February 13, 2012

Employees of the New York and Philadelphia archdioceses are accused of stealing $1 million each in Church funds.

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