Pope sends Bathurst bishop to Moncton

June 25, 2012

Pope Benedict named Bishop Valery Vienneau of Bathurst, N.B., to be the new archbishop of Moncton.

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SSPX see prolonged talks with Vatican

June 25, 2012

The breakaway traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said unresolved “doctrinal difficulties” with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and the Catholic Church’s subsequent liturgical reform could lead to a “new phase of discussions” over possible reconciliation with Rome.

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Bishops in Indian state go green

June 25, 2012

The Catholic Church in the Kerala state of India has adopted a new conservation policy to help fight a “looming environment crisis.”

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New evangelization requires new media

June 25, 2012

The new evangelization calls for using new forms of media to reach people in their daily lives, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Communications.

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Vatican set to control new Internet domain

June 25, 2012

The Vatican is in line to control the new Internet address extension “.catholic” and decide who is allowed to use it.

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Crystal Cathedral becomes Christ Cathedral

June 25, 2012

Bishop Tod Brown of Orange, Calif., said June 9 that Christ Cathedral is the new name of the former Crystal Cathedral, now owned by the diocese and once home to the ministries of the Rev. Robert Schuller.

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More Nigerian churches bombed

June 25, 2012

People gather near the damaged Shalom Church in Kaduna, Nigeria, June 17.

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From Darkness to Light

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL KELLY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Church in Ireland is on the path to renewal, Church leaders told pilgrims at the opening Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress June 10.

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Alberta Catholic Directory suspended for 2013

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June 18, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The WCR and the Edmonton Archdiocese have decided to suspend publication of the annual Alberta Catholic Directory for one year pending a full study of its costs and benefits, user needs and alternative methods of delivery.

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Ukrainian leader presides over a growing Church

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

June 18, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In spite of persecution under the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Catholic Church has grown exponentially in the past two decades and now has more than six million adherents worldwide.

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