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Nuns resist nuclear arsenals with prayer, action

Srs. Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte

January 30, 2012

Dominican Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte, members of the Jonah House community in Baltimore, have spent decades crisscrossing the United States opposing war and acting to bring to life the biblical call to "beat swords into ploughshares" in symbolically disarming nuclear weapons and other tools of war.

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CCCB creates webpage on indigenous peoples

January 30, 2012

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new webpage on its www.cccb.ca site that traces the relationship of the Catholic Church in Canada with indigenous peoples.

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Abortion undercuts respect for the disabled – Chaput

January 30, 2012

A Philadelphia hospital's alleged refusal to provide a kidney transplant to a mentally disabled three-year-old is yet another example of the harm legalized abortion is causing in the U.S., says Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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Retired Antigonish bishop dies at 80

January 30, 2012

Bishop Colin Campbell, bishop emeritus of Antigonish, died Jan. 17.

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Vietnamese New Year

January 30, 2012

A calligrapher paints while waiting for customers on a street in Hanoi.

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Pope wants Christians to speak with one voice

January 30, 2012

Pope Benedict said Christians of all denominations should come to agreement on ethical matters, especially regarding human life, family and sexuality.

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Abortion clinic closed due to health concerns

January 30, 2012

A Rockford, Ill., abortion clinic that opened in 1973 has closed its doors for good.

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Car-parts maker hosts popemobile design contest

January 30, 2012

A select group of young international designers will submit innovative mock-ups of what an eco-friendly popemobile should look like.

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Priest investigated for helping refugees

January 30, 2012

Mexican human rights groups and the migration ministry of the Mexican bishops' conference have expressed outrage at the attorney general's office for pursuing anonymous criminal complaints against a priest who provided material and spiritual support to a group of displaced Guatemalans.

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Former U.S. ambassadors to Vatican endorse Romney

January 30, 2012

Five former U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican have endorsed Mitt Romney in his campaign to win the Republican nomination for the presidency.

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Lineup to see relic

January 30, 2012

People wait in line to enter the cathedral of Bogota, Colombia.

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Vatican revises rite for creating cardinals

January 23, 2012

In part to avoid giving the impression that becoming a cardinal is a sacrament or quasi-sacrament, Pope Benedict will use a streamlined prayer service to create 22 new cardinals in February.

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Global Christian population pegged at 2.18 billion

January 23, 2012

According to a new study, there are currently 2.18 billion Christians in more than 200 countries around the world.

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Pakistan gov't demolishes Church-run centre

January 23, 2012

The Catholic Church's National Commission for Justice and Peace condemned demolition of a Church centre on a prime property in Lahore and its annexation by the Pakistan government.

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Religious women to fight Super Bowl sex trafficking

January 23, 2012

Picking up from efforts to stem sex trafficking at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, 11 women's religious orders from Indiana and Michigan are working to stop sex trafficking at the Feb. 5 Super Bowl.

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Crocodile going home

crocodile

January 23, 2012

A member of Rome's Biopark zoo shows Pope Benedict a rare young Cuban crocodile during the pope's weekly audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 11.

 

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U.S. religious leaders object to same-sex 'marriage'

January 23, 2012

A letter signed by more than three dozen U.S. religious leaders objects to the spectre of religious groups being forced to treat same-sex unions "as if they were marriage.

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Pope says individualism fed economic crisis

January 23, 2012

The economic crisis should push people to look at the values reflected in their civic life and prompt an honest evaluation of whether citizens are working together to promote justice and solidarity, Pope Benedict said.

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Proposed Vikings stadium threatens basilica

January 23, 2012

Father John Bauer, rector of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, called on parishioners and community members to contact government officials to voice concerns about two proposed Vikings stadium sites near the church, particularly one that would be about 100 metres away.

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Study of U.S. women religious sent to Rome

January 23, 2012

A three-year study of U.S. women religious called for by the Vatican has been completed with the final comprehensive report recently sent to Rome.

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