Lent is time to defeat temptation, pope says

March 5, 2012

The 40 days of Lent are a time to recognize that evil is at work in the world and even the Catholic Church faces temptations, Pope Benedict said.

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Bishops prepare for synod on evangelization

March 5, 2012

Making final preparations for the world Synod of Bishops on new evangelization, a committee of cardinals and bishops discussed how difficult it is today to transmit the faith to others.

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Sculptor emphasizes realism in new statues

March 5, 2012

The statues that will dominate the east and west transepts of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kan., are taking shape.

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Justice Circles help women control their lives

March 5, 2012

There was a time when Imelda Vera and Maria Villagrana, immigrants from Mexico, were afraid to confront an injustice in their lives.

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Pope begins Lenten retreat, asks for prayers

March 5, 2012

Pope Benedict asked Catholics for their prayers as he began his weeklong Lenten retreat Feb. 26.

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Spain offers Shroud display

March 5, 2012

A copy of the original Shroud of Turin is displayed above a statue of Christ's body at an exhibition at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Malaga, Spain.

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Accept the liturgy and obey the Church

March 5, 2012

I must confess that I am getting a little tired of the increasing number of letters criticizing the new liturgy of the Mass.

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Liberalism leads to demise of civilization

March 5, 2012

I refer to the editorial by Glen Argan, "Catholic Colleges offer gift of a liberal education" (WCR, Feb 20). I became considerably alarmed about this article but upon listening to tearful feelings of many other faithful folks, ages 14 to 86, I got sick to my stomach.

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U. S. Church ignores teaching moment on contraception

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March 5, 2012

The Catholic Church in the United States is waging a valiant defence against a federal government plan to make all employee insurance benefit programs pay for contraceptives. The Church, led by the U.S. bishops, has argued that it would be a violation of the religious liberty to force Catholic institutions to pay for contraceptives.

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Secularism blots out our reliance on supernatural forces

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 5, 2012

A friend of mine tells this story: As a young boy in the 1950s he was struck down with pneumonia. His family lived in a small town that had neither a hospital nor a doctor. His father had a job which had taken him away from the family for that week. His mother was home alone with no phone and no car.

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