Philadelphia tries to recover from sexual abuse morass

July 2, 2012
SEAN GALLAGHER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The clergy sexual abuse scandal "has caused terrible suffering for victims, demoralized many of our clergy, crippled the witness of the Church and humiliated the whole Catholic community" in Philadelphia, says Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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Opus Dei journalist gives Vatican PR help

July 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The establishment of a new post of senior communications adviser will help the Vatican deal with the challenges of a sound-bite culture, said the American journalist appointed to the job.

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Conference to focus on Vatican II for a new generation

Catherine Clifford

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - A conference here Sept. 27-29 marking the 50th anniversary the Second Vatican Council will examine how to "hand on the Gospel today" in light of Vatican II's teachings, said theology professor Catherine Clifford.

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Kateri's prayers heal a young boy

July 2, 2012
ERIC MAUSER
CATHOLIC TIMES MONTREAL

When five-year-old Jake Finkbonner showed up to play his last basketball game of the season in Ferndale, Wash., he had no idea it would change his life and lead to events that would culminate in the canonization of a saint.

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Love, patience led promoter of Kateri's sainthood cause

Fr. Paolo Molinari

July 2, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Although separated from her by three centuries, an ocean and major cultural differences, Jesuit Father Paolo Molinari absolutely loves Kateri Tekakwitha, the Mohawk woman who will become a saint in October.

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Prayer heals union despite the wife's adultery and baby

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When one partner in a marriage commits adultery, finding healing may seem impossible, especially if the affair results in a pregnancy and the baby's biological father is of a different race.

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Marriage is a covenant, an unbreakable bond – evangelist

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Catholic Church is one of the few remaining churches that teaches marriage is a covenant, evangelist Craig Hill said June 9.

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15M refugees

July 2, 2012

A girl from Tawargha, Libya, draws as she celebrates World Refugee Day at a refugee camp hosted by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Benghazi, Libya, June 20.

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The awakening of the spirit begins with one's own heart

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July 2, 2012

Canada Day comes this year in the wake of the body parts of a murdered young foreign student being mailed to various organizations and of the apparently cold-blooded murder of three security company employees in Edmonton. Such incidents are not typical of Canadian reality; however, they are flagrant examples of an increasing ferocity in what once was known as the peaceable kingdom.

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Keep in touch with your moral centre to live a mystical life

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

July 2, 2012

Mysticism is an exotic word. Few of us connect mysticism with ordinary experience, especially with our own experience. Mysticism is generally seen as an exotic thing, a paranormal thing, a special kind of consciousness given only to the most elite within the spiritual life, something for spiritual athletes or for the weird, visions and altered states of consciousness, snakes and ladders in the spiritual life.

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