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Glen Argan

October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WCR EDITOR

Forty years ago, a major Vatican document stated, "It is hard to see how people can keep in touch with what is happening in the Church without the Catholic press."

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WCR holds line on expenses, but has small deficit

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October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
EDITOR

The Western Catholic Reporter showed a small deficit of $6,353 in its fiscal year that ended March 31, 2012.

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Pope John Paul I sainthood cause

October 8, 2012

Promoters of the sainthood cause of Pope John Paul I, who served as head of the Church for just over a month, met Pope Benedict Sept. 26 to bring him up to date on their work.

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Vatican synod to discuss Christian unity

Bishop Brian Farrell

October 8, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The potential power, but also the limits, of an ecumenical proclamation of the Gospel and defence of Gospel values is likely to be a key topic during October's world Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization.

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Psalms enrich our experience of God

Fr. Daniel Francis

October 8, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The psalms teach us what people in other eras believed and help us enrich our own experience of God, says Father Daniel Francis.

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Uruguay prepares to legalize abortion

October 8, 2012

Uruguay’s Chamber of Deputies has approved legislation that would legalize abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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French philosopher, U.S. Jesuit win Ratzinger Prize

Fr. Brian Daley

October 8, 2012

The Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation, established to promote studies in theology and philosophy, will award one of its two major prizes this year to U.S. Jesuit Father Brian Daley, a patristics expert and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

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Pope names record number of women to synod

October 8, 2012

Choosing men and women from every part of the world and from a wide variety of professions, Pope Benedict nominated 45 experts and 49 observers for the upcoming world assembly of bishops.

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German bishops exclude those who stop paying tax

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch

October 8, 2012

The German bishops’ conference defended a controversial decree that said Catholics who stop paying a Church membership tax cannot receive sacraments.

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Nigeria policy: Pilgrimages a benefit to society

October 8, 2012

Prayers for peace and an end to terrorism and corruption in Nigeria filled Rome’s Church of St. John the Baptist, as 50 Christian government officials and religious leaders visited the Eternal City in preparation for sending 30,000 Nigerians on pilgrimage.

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