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The quest for the sacred is universal

Dorothy Steffler

December 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

People say faith is caught, not taught, implying that what one sees and experiences as a youngster determines one's faith experience.

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Vatican applauds vote for new UN status for Palestine

December 10, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Vatican has praised a United Nations vote making Palestine a non-member observer state but called for full recognition of Palestinian sovereignty as necessary for peace in the region.

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Benedict: Church organizations called to simplicity

December 10, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict has issued new rules to strengthen the religious identity of Catholic charities and ensure that their activities conform to Church teaching.

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CSS looks to the U.S. and finds leader with deep faith

Stephen Carattini

December 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholic Social Services has hired a man of deep faith as its new chief executive officer. He is Stephen Carattini, a New Yorker who spent 35 days walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain last summer trying to discern God's will.

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Irish oppose abortion

December 17, 2012

Pro-life demonstrators hold signs during a candlelight vigil outside the Irish parliament in Dublin Dec. 4.

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People need help in developing from 'initial moment of faith,' says preacher

December 17, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church can learn something from other Christians about the initial step of bringing people to faith in Jesus, said the preacher of the papal household.

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New missionary spirit needed in Americas, says Benedict

December 17, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The universal Church needs Catholics in the Americas who are joyful missionaries, well-catechized and faithful to the teachings of the Church, Pope Benedict said.

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Evangelizing society and politics

December 17, 2012
Following is the text of the talk by Sara Michel, Alberta-Mackenzie animator for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, at the Dec. 6 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

I am humbled by Archbishop Smith's invitation to share with you the experience of my relationship with Christ. Indeed, that relationship determines everything about my path in evangelizing the social and political order through my work with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

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CCODP, Smith hold 'enriching dialogue'

December 17, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Facing protests within the organization, massive budget cuts and a complete reorganization, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has held a Dec. 1 heart-to-heart with the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Former Anglicans get a Canadian dean

December 17, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

HOUSTON – Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson of the Catholic Church's U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans has appointed the head of a deanery newly established by the Vatican for former Anglicans in Canada.

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