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Parishes called to support people with mental illness

Deacon Tom Lambert

January 21, 2013

When Deacon Tom Lambert’s wife was hospitalized for open heart surgery, friends brought unsolicited meals to the family’s door in Fall River, Mass.

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Papal Baptism

January 21, 2013

Pope Benedict baptized 20 babies as he celebrated the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel Jan. 13.

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Texting friars

January 21, 2013

Franciscan Brothers Richard Mcfeely and Robert Frazzetta read prayer requests on their mobile phones Jan. 3 at St. Anthony Friary in Butler, N.J.

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SSPX head says Vatican sent mixed messages

Bishop Bernard Fellay

January 14, 2013

The head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said he has been receiving mixed messages from the Vatican for years over how the group might be brought back into full communion with the Church.

 

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Senegalese Catholic helps women beat poverty

Constance Mbaye

January 14, 2013

When she heard from the village chief that a 14-year-old girl was being forced to leave school and marry, Senegalese aid worker Constance Mbaye could think of only one thing to do.

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Pope visits butler in jail, personally delivers pardon

January 14, 2013

During a 15-minute meeting in the Vatican police barracks, Pope Benedict visited with his former butler, Paolo Gabriele, and told him he was forgiven and was being pardoned.

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Humans are hard-wired for peace, says Benedict

January 14, 2013

Welcoming in the new year, Pope Benedict said that despite the injustice and violence in the world, every human being yearns for and is made for peace.

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Christmas is reminder of God’s great power – pope

January 14, 2013

The annual celebration of Christ’s birth fills Christians with hope and joy because it is a reminder that the power of God is always at work, and he does great things even through the weak and the small, Pope Benedict said at his weekly general audience Jan. 2.

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Vatican official thanks mothers of priests

January 14, 2013

The mothers of priests and seminarians deserve the thanks of the whole Church for raising their sons in the faith and supporting them in their vocations, said Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy.

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Cardinal warns against same-sex marriage law

January 14, 2013

Cardinal Francis George told Chicago-area Catholics that the passage of a same-sex marriage law in the state would be “acting against the common good of society.

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Strong families lead to healthy societies – bishop

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia

January 14, 2013

In promoting the traditional family as good for society and the world, the Catholic Church sees it as “the first roadblock” against the “dictatorship of individualism,” said the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

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Praying for peace

January 14, 2013

Two Iraqi boys hold candles as they pray for peace

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Pope prays for victims of Newtown school shooting

December 24, 2012

After 20 children and six adults were shot dead in Connecticut, Pope Benedict offered his condolences and prayers, urging all to dedicate themselves to acts of peace in the face of such “senseless violence.”

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Climate talks disappoint development agencies

December 24, 2012

Representatives of Christian aid and development agencies expressed disappointment that, despite a Dec. 8 agreement among delegates at the UN climate talks to extend the Kyoto Protocol aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, there was little urgency to quicken the pace to respond to climate change.

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Climate talks disappoint development agencies

December 24, 2012

Representatives of Christian aid and development agencies expressed disappointment that, despite a Dec. 8 agreement among delegates at the UN climate talks to extend the Kyoto Protocol aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, there was little urgency to quicken the pace to respond to climate change.

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Oil giants help fund Vatican Nativity scene

December 24, 2012

Oil giants such as Total and Shell and other companies operating in southern Italy’s petroleum-rich Basilicata region footed the expenses for this year’s Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square.

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Latin America faces demographic earthquake

December 24, 2012

Latin America is facing a demographic earthquake, and older adults are at the epicentre.

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Pope urges Bible reading during Year of Faith

December 24, 2012

Urging Catholics to “pick up the Bible” and read it during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict said the Scriptures recount the story of God’s love for humanity and the steps he took in history to save all men and women.

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Pope tweets to more than 1M followers

December 24, 2012

Pope Benedict launched his very own Twitter account, sending a short inaugural message to his more than one million followers.

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‘Pseudo-prophecies’ can’t predict the end

December 24, 2012

A papal astronomer gave his reassurances that the world will not end Dec. 21, 2012.

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