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From the monthly archives: January, 2014

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Young Filipino skater relies on Mom and God

Michael Christian Martinez

February 3, 2014
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In the lobby of a luxury hotel in Manila, Michael Christian Martinez balanced on one leg and swung the other forward. The lanky 17-year-old was on the ball of his foot and looked like he was about to spring upward into the air.

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Womb transplants prompt ethical conundrums in Catholic circles

Moira McQueen

February 3, 2014
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Doctors in Sweden are one step closer to giving women without a womb a chance to give birth to their own child, but their ground-breaking procedure is raising ethical eyebrows in Catholic circles.

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Belief in one God a source of love, not violence

February 3, 2014
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Violence is the "greatest corruption of religion," while belief in a single God is the "principle and source of love between human beings," says a new study by a Vatican advisory panel of theologians.

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New Philippine cardinal wins praise from Catholics, Muslims

Cardinal-designate Orlando Quevedo

February 3, 2014
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippines' newly named cardinal works in the heart of the country's Muslim region, and Muslims as well as Catholics praise him and his work.

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Pope's merciful stance genuine, not PR posturing

February 3, 2014
ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Veteran Vatican reporter John Allen Jr. took up the old journalist "man on the street" challenge by a priest in the poorest part of Buenos Aires when he sought the truth about how Pope Francis came to be known as a bishop of the poor.

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Seismic shift begins in College of Cardinals

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February 3, 2014

Every pope puts his personal stamp on the College of Cardinals. Pope Francis has done that more than most with his first appointments announced Jan. 12. In two ways, the appointments were traditional. The pope named the usual coterie of cardinals from both Italy and the Vatican Curia. Some had suspected that he might move significantly away from those two longstanding sources of cardinals, especially in terms of drawing a line between the Curia and the College of Cardinals.

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Knowing one's own light is linked with knowing God

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

February 3, 2014

Given the speed and change in our world today, the oceans of information given us by the new technologies, the speed with which knowledge passes through our lives, the increasing specialization in higher education, and the ever-increasing complexity of our lives, you occasionally hear someone say, usually after offering an opinion on something: But what do I know anyway?

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Salt of the earth should never lose its taste

Maria Kozakiewicz

February 3, 2014
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 9, 2014

Salt is a peculiar type of seasoning. It is invisible when dissolved yet essential for taste. We miss it even if we cannot see it.

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The Trinity and society

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February 3, 2014

In today's Western society where the plurality of religions is a reality one encounters in daily life, knowledge of the different understandings of God found in those religions is an urgent task.

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Take action now to save the valued, glorious honeybee

Lasha Morningstar

February 3, 2014

Growling snow blowers. Squealing grader blades. Screaming tires trying to rock and roll their way out of ice ruts. Blasting horns as some poor sod slides over an ice patch. Snarling wind.

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