Editorial issued harsh judgment of U.S. bishops

March 19, 2012

Re: "U.S. Church ignores teaching moment on contraception" (WCR editorial, March 5).

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Multiple factors give rise to social decline

March 19, 2012

In regards to your editorial of March 5, I wish to raise a few objections to your presentation of the statistical data and your subsequent interpretation of that data.

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Prelate threatened for criticizing smelter of death

March 19, 2012

Archbishop Pedro Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, Peru, received a death threat just two days after releasing a statement calling for a controversial smelter to meet environmental requirements before being allowed to resume operations.

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British bishops speak against same-sex marriage

March 19, 2012

Legalization of same-sex marriage could obscure the "real meaning" of marriage for generations to come, the bishops of England and Wales are telling Catholics.

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Attacks on Christians tripled in 2003-2010

March 19, 2012

Terrorist attacks on Christians in Africa, the Middle East and Asia tripled in a seven-year period, a Vatican official told a UN meeting.

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Car bomb explodes outside Nigerian church

March 19, 2012

A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic Church as Mass was being celebrated, killing three people and sending dozens of worshippers fleeing into the streets, officials said.

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Number of Catholics, priests increased in 2011

March 19, 2012

The number of Catholics in the world and the number of deacons, priests and bishops all increased in 2010, while the number of women in religious orders continued to decline, according to Vatican statistics.

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Filipino cardinal dies at age 91

March 19, 2012

Cardinal Jose Sanchez, who once served as prefect of the Congregation for Clergy at the Vatican, died March 9 in Manila.

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Leading communicator dies in Switzerland

March 19, 2012

Father Bruno Holtz, who devoted nearly 40 years of his life to promoting professionalism among Catholic journalists and communicators worldwide, died Feb. 29.

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Diocese apologizes to aboriginal student

March 19, 2012

The Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., has apologized to the family of an aboriginal Catholic school student who was reprimanded for speaking in her native language during class and to the Menominee Nation, the tribe to which the student's family belongs.

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