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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Italian priest helped poor youths get jobs, build morally good lives

Blessed Giovanni Battista Piamarta

October 15, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Italian Blessed Giovanni Battista Piamarta found structure – and eventually a vocation – through a parish outreach to poor young boys and girls.

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Disabled from workplace accident, woman became 'model of suffering'

Blessed Anna Schaffer

October 15, 2012
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Blessed Anna Schaffer was a German lay Catholic who experienced visions during a life of pain caused by a workplace injury.

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French Jesuit suffered martyrdom in Madagascar

Blessed Jacques Berthieu

October 15, 2012
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Blessed Jacques Berthieu was a 19th-century French Jesuit missionary murdered because of his faith during an indigenous uprising in Madagascar.

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