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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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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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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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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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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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African Women shattered by food crisis

Joan Ochieng

January 23, 2012
CHRIS HERLINGER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NAIROBI, KENYA – The year 2011 was not good for women such as Joan Ochieng. Just about everything was a struggle.

"We were not treated fairly," the Nairobi resident and single mother said of life in 2011, noting the many pressures, including spiraling food prices that caused her and her family of four children and one grandchild to often go to bed hungry.

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Toronto Catholic artists express culture of life

January 23, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — Musician Susan HooKong-Taylor is doing everything she can in her music ministry to build up the body of Christ.

One way is through a Catholic arts initiative called The Beads.

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Holy Trinity brings Olds together

January 23, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Every school day begins with a class leading morning prayer in the gymnasium. Father Maurice Okolie, from St. Stephen's Parish, visits the school about once a week. Crosses are prevalent throughout the whole school, above every door and in every window.

Such features make Catholic education a rewarding experience for students in Olds, population 7,500.

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Narcissism leads abusers to double life

January 23, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Bishop Raymond Lahey's double life while serving as a bishop in the Catholic Church might partly be explained by narcissism say experts who have worked with troubled or accused priests.

In December, the forensic psychiatrist who examined the 71-year old bishop told Lahey's sentencing hearing, he was a homosexual who had been involved in a "number of one-night stands" before entering a 10-year relationship with a man that he hoped to continue when he got out of prison.

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New cathedral becomes home for Jesus and his Saskatoon family

January 23, 2012
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – The new Cathedral of the Holy Family was officially declared the diocesan home for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon at a celebration on New Year's Day.

Archbishop Albert LeGatt of St. Boniface was a special guest at the first diocesan celebration in the new building. During his time as bishop of Saskatoon, LeGatt initiated plans to construct the new cathedral and diocesan pastoral centre, in conjunction with a new church building for Holy Family Parish in northeast Saskatoon.

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