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Blessed Kateri overcame obstacles to a life of faith

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

October 15, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, "the Lily of the Mohawks," is the young Indian maiden who, despite objections from some in her own clan, came to know and love Christ.

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Spanish foundress stood up for the rights of women

Blessed Carmen Salles Barangueras

October 15, 2012
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Blessed Carmen Salles Barangueras was a Spanish nun who pioneered equality of opportunity for women.

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Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Blessed Pedro Calungsod

October 15, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Blessed Pedro Calungsod, a 17th century lay catechist missionary in the Philippines, will be the seventh saint that Pope Benedict canonizes on Oct. 21.

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Council fathers reluctant to use the word 'reform'

October 15, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Second Vatican Council was "animated by a spirit of reform," but was afraid to use the word "reform," Church historian Jesuit Father John O'Malley told a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the council.

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Constitution on the Church calls on Catholics to be holy, not busy – theologian

October 15, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church is suffering from too much busyness and is lacking an emphasis on praise and worship, a theologian at The Catholic University of America said Sept. 28.

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Liturgical renewal calls for more silence, less wordiness – priest

October 15, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

WASHINGTON – Liturgy sometimes suffers from being too wordy, according to a liturgical expert who says the celebration of the Mass would benefit from fewer hymns and more silence.

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'Dei Verbum' opened the Bible for all Catholics to read

October 15, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

WASHINGTON - The Second Vatican Council gave the Bible a central place in the life of the Church, a Scripture scholar said during a symposium at The Catholic University of America.

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Secular youth sign up for Latin classes

Msgr. Daniel Gallagher

October 15, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When Msgr. Daniel Gallagher was a microbiology major at the University of Michigan, his growing curiosity about the "deep questions" led the pre-med student to take philosophy and other humanities courses on the side.

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Chilean hero

October 15, 2012

The casket of Fr. Pierre Dubois, a French priest who served in one of Santiago's poorest neighborhoods, is carried through a neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 1.

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Woodworth's motion exposed Canada's 'most vile, unjust law'

October 8, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Stephen Woodworth, the MP who challenged the law saying the unborn child is not a person, says while he is disappointed his motion to change that law failed to pass, his motion exposed "the most vile, most unjust law in Canada."

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