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Capitalism: A moral approach?

Fr. Robert Sirico

December 10, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Father Robert Sirico has been courting controversy for most of his adult life.

In the early 1970s, he was a radical activist in California, campaigning for left-wing causes with the likes of Jane Fonda and her then-husband, Tom Hayden. Later in the decade, he returned to the Catholic faith of his childhood and eventually became a priest.

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Vatican II initiated dialogue with the world, says McKeon

December 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Widely seen as a landmark of Catholic social teaching, the wide-ranging document Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope), focuses on the role of the Church and its members in the world.

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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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