Cardinal prevented from joining House of Lords

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

October 15, 2012

Pope Benedict personally intervened to prevent a British cardinal from occupying political office when he retired from active ministry.

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Social media spurs interest in vocations

October 15, 2012

Several religious congregations and organizations are taking advantage of social media to “introduce” individuals discerning a call to a vocation and the seminary, convent or monastery that fits them.

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Shanghai’s priests, nuns forced to go to ‘school’

October 15, 2012

Priests and nuns in the Shanghai Diocese were forced to attend compulsory “study classes,” which observers believe were imposed by Chinese authorities in response to the new Shanghai auxiliary’s renunciation of the Catholic Patriotic Association.

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Christ must be centre of liturgy, pope says

October 15, 2012

A liturgy is not Christian if Christ is not the centre of the celebration, Pope Benedict said.

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Church must develop thinking for digital world

October 15, 2012

Having a Catholic presence online isn’t enough for effective evangelization, the Vatican said.

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Zeal of youth can change society – cardinal

October 15, 2012

Societal transformation “often begins with the zeal, enthusiasm and creativity of young people who challenge us to see things in new ways,” a Honduran cardinal told participants at a UN forum Sept. 24.

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Year of Faith, synod entrusted to Mary

October 15, 2012

During a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Pope Benedict formally entrusted to Mary the world Synod of Bishops and the Year of Faith.

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Pope John's opening speech sets the tone for a new direction

October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Blessed Pope John XXIII began his speech to open the Second Vatican Council on Oct. 11, 1962, many, perhaps most, of the bishops in St. Peter's Basilica expected to receive their marching orders for the council.

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Woodworth's motion exposed Canada's 'most vile, unjust law'

October 8, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Stephen Woodworth, the MP who challenged the law saying the unborn child is not a person, says while he is disappointed his motion to change that law failed to pass, his motion exposed "the most vile, most unjust law in Canada."

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CCODP, bishops working together, says Smith

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has reaffirmed its ongoing collaboration with Development and Peace (CCODP), walking a fine line between respecting its lay-run character and ensuring its Catholic identity.

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