Papal tweeting draws 270,000 responses

February 11, 2013

In his first month on Twitter, Pope Benedict sent two dozen mini-messages in nine languages, generating more than 270,000 comments and responses from other Twitter users, according to a study.

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Only media blitz can reach youth – journalist

Alessio Antonielli

February 11, 2013

The best way the Church can be heard and seen amid the deluge of the information age is to launch a media blitz of simple answers to life's deepest questions, a young Catholic journalist told a Vatican news conference.

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Chaldean Catholics elect new patriarch

Archbishop Louis Sako

February 11, 2013

The bishops of the Chaldean Catholic Church elected Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk to be the new patriarch of the Iraq-based church, and Pope Benedict formally welcomed the election of the new patriarch.

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Catholic schools are centres for evangelization

Bishop Joseph McFadden

February 11, 2013

Catholic schools are "centres for the New Evangelization," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Catholic Education.

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Be like Good Samaritan, pope says in message

February 11, 2013

In a message for the 2013 World Day of the Sick, Pope Benedict called on everyone to be a good Samaritan and help those in need.

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Vatican guidebook offers tourist tips

February 11, 2013

The official Vatican City travel guide was released, aimed at making life easier for pilgrims and tourists, and offering accurate and exhaustive details for scholars and historians.

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Orphanage delves into organic gardening

February 11, 2013

Dressed in her brown habit, Sister Elsy Gaytan walks through a field among rows of cabbages, pointing to the crisp green crop sprouting from the earth.

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School district rising to confront problems

February 11, 2013

I was disheartened and disappointed to read Father Leo Floyd’s letter, “New beginnings would benefit Catholic education” (WCR, Feb. 4).

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Cuts to CCODP kill Catholic vision of politics

February 11, 2013

It is perhaps the death of a Catholic vision in Canadian politics, and the Conservative government has been driving a stake through its heart. The latest blow is slashing the foreign aid budget of the CCODP, reducing that aid to a for-profit business venture (“Ottawa had no reason to slash CCODP funding,” WCR, Jan. 28).

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Council agitated minds of the faithful

February 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In his memoirs, Joseph Ratzinger, a young theologian advising Cardinal Josef Frings at the Second Vatican Council and who is today Pope Benedict XVI, recalled the atmosphere in Germany when he returned home after each of the four sessions of the council:

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