WYD Mass to be held in Rio beach area

December 10, 2012

World Youth Day organizers have chosen a spot in Rio de Janeiro’s Guaratiba neighbourhood, nearly 100 km from the city centre, for the vigil and closing Mass July 27-28.

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Irish pro-lifers fear abortion may spread

December 10, 2012

An Irish bishop and pro-life activists said any legislation to provide abortion in limited situations would inevitably lead to widespread abortion.

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Pope calls for world authority as ‘moral force’

December 10, 2012

The world authority envisioned by two popes as a way to ensure global peace and justice would be primarily a moral force with limited jurisdiction, Pope Benedict said.

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Saudi-backed centre supports religious liberty

December 10, 2012

A new Saudi-backed interfaith centre will provide an opportunity for the Church to promote religious freedom around the world, said the head of the Vatican’s office for interreligious dialogue.

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New Irish bishop says abuse victims his priority

December 10, 2012

The newly-appointed bishop of Cloyne, Ireland, vowed he will make healing the lives of victims of abuse in the diocese a priority.

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In eastern Congo, citizens are terrified

December 10, 2012

As Congolese rebels initiated what appeared to be a partial withdrawal from the city of Goma, a Catholic organization said the region’s civilians remained either on the run or terrified that their community would be the next target for a rebel attack.

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Door was opened to 'radical adaptations' in local liturgy

December 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For more than 1,000 years, liturgical reform had meant an effort to establish uniformity in worship throughout the Catholic Church. At the Second Vatican Council, reform took a different direction – the quest for uniformity gave way to an allowance for the liturgy to respect the diversity of cultures around the world.

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Safe ministries the goal of Called to Protect

December 3, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Lay leaders and volunteers in the Edmonton Archdiocese are learning how to deliver safe services to their parishioners, especially children.

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Parents urged to take the lead in battle against bullying

December 3, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – An Ottawa think tank suggests enlisting parents to help schools address the problem of bullying.

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Look to Mary and see what heaven is like, says author

December 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

If you want to know what heaven is like, look to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary is "body and soul united with God forever in heaven," says Katrina Zeno, a mother and author.

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