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Benedict congratulates Queen Elizabeth

June 18, 2012

In her 60-year reign, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has offered the world an inspiring example of Christian leadership and dedication to duty, Pope Benedict said in a message to the monarch.

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Sundays must be a day of rest – pope

June 18, 2012

The demands of work can't bully people out of needed time off, Pope Benedict said.

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Men religious support nuns facing Vatican scrutiny

June 18, 2012

As the top officials of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious prepared to meet in Rome with the head of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, they received messages of support from the executive committee of the Congregation of Major Superiors of Men and the heads of seven Franciscan provinces in the U.S.

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CD, beer are latest endeavours for N. Mexico monks

June 18, 2012

A Benedictine monastic community has recorded a CD that has now climbed to the top of the classical sales charts of online retailer Amazon.com.

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Theologians divided over Vatican critique

June 18, 2012

The Vatican criticism of Mercy Sister Margaret Farley's 2006 book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, reflects a misunderstanding of what a Catholic theologian should do and is both ill-timed and unfair, say some theologians at a variety of U.S. Catholic universities.

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Canadians in Dublin

June 18, 2012

Young people pray the Lord's Prayer during a Mass for Canadian pilgrims at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin.

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Papal butler could face 6 years in prison

Paolo Gabriele

June 18, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, the papal assistant, has been accused of aggravated theft, a crime that under Vatican laws is punishable with a prison term of one to six years, a Vatican judge said.

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Website helps young Catholics grow in faith

June 18, 2012

A website featuring well-known Catholic speakers, musicians and comedians aims to help young people grow in their faith.

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Family can respond to secularism - Ouellet

June 18, 2012

Catholics should use the resource of the family to confront the challenges of secularized societies, Cardinal Marc Ouellet told the International Theology Symposium in Dublin June 6.

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More Nigerian churches bombed

June 25, 2012

People gather near the damaged Shalom Church in Kaduna, Nigeria, June 17.

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Crystal Cathedral becomes Christ Cathedral

June 25, 2012

Bishop Tod Brown of Orange, Calif., said June 9 that Christ Cathedral is the new name of the former Crystal Cathedral, now owned by the diocese and once home to the ministries of the Rev. Robert Schuller.

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Vatican set to control new Internet domain

June 25, 2012

The Vatican is in line to control the new Internet address extension “.catholic” and decide who is allowed to use it.

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New evangelization requires new media

June 25, 2012

The new evangelization calls for using new forms of media to reach people in their daily lives, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Communications.

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Bishops in Indian state go green

June 25, 2012

The Catholic Church in the Kerala state of India has adopted a new conservation policy to help fight a “looming environment crisis.”

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SSPX see prolonged talks with Vatican

June 25, 2012

The breakaway traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said unresolved “doctrinal difficulties” with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and the Catholic Church’s subsequent liturgical reform could lead to a “new phase of discussions” over possible reconciliation with Rome.

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Pope sends Bathurst bishop to Moncton

June 25, 2012

Pope Benedict named Bishop Valery Vienneau of Bathurst, N.B., to be the new archbishop of Moncton.

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Suu Kyi gets Nobel

Aung San Suu Kyi

June 25, 2012

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at the Oslo Forum in Norway June 18.

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Journalists ‘invent fables’ about Vatican – Bertone

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

June 25, 2012

The Vatican Secretary of State blamed an ongoing scandal over leaked Vatican documents on unethical journalists and a spirit of hostility toward the Catholic Church.

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Muddy celebration

July 2, 2012

A worshipper covered with mud receives Communion during a Mass celebrating the feast of St. John the Baptist

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'E-giving' filling up parish bank accounts

July 2, 2012

For generations of Catholics, "E" has stood for envelope – the Sunday offertory envelope.

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