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Mystery of human person finds fulfillment in Absolute Love

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November 7, 2011

The interfaith prayer gathering at Assisi Oct. 27 draws attention to the mystery of the human person. There, holy people, people whose focus is on the Divine, gathered in startling diversity.

One might think devotion to the one God would inspire humanity with visible unity in worship and belief. Indeed, the Catholic belief is that such unity will one day be a reality.

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Vietnamese sisters

November 7, 2011

Nuns attend a Mass for the profession of vows for the Lovers of the Holy Cross of Hung Hoa Sisters.

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Pope calls on Christians to support world's migrants

November 7, 2011

Christians need to offer migrants special care, ranging from prayer and concrete aid to promoting policies that uphold immigrants' rights and dignity, Pope Benedict said.

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Williamson under fire for more anti-Semitism

November 7, 2011

Jewish groups have called on the Vatican to suspend reconciliation talks with a traditionalist group after one of its bishops argued that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus.

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Church's presence crucial among military personnel

November 7, 2011

Pope Benedict said the Church must continue to provide pastoral services to military personnel wherever they are stationed, to help them "carry out their mission in the manner of Christian charity."

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Mass attendance down, but U.S. Catholics remain loyal

November 7, 2011

Although Mass attendance continues to decline among American Catholics, loyalty to Catholic identification remains strong, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by National Catholic Reporter newspaper.

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Catholic principles protect against political 'spin'

November 7, 2011

Catholic voters who seek objective facts, study issues carefully and consider the teachings of the Church are well-equipped to weather the storms of negativity and partisan sniping associated with the upcoming U.S. elections, according to panelists at a recent conference at Jesuit-run Fordham University.

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British monarchs may be allowed to marry Catholics

November 7, 2011

The law that bans a British monarch from marrying a Catholic is to be lifted after more than 300 years.

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U.S. bishops reaffirm concerns with Johnson's book

November 7, 2011

The nine members of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Doctrine have reaffirmed their concerns that a 2007 book by Fordham University theologian Sister Elizabeth Johnson is "seriously inadequate as a presentation of the Catholic understanding of God."

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Turn to a life of devotion and you will face criticism

St. Francis de Sales

November 7, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One reward for a commitment to leading a virtuous life is criticism. As surely as night follows day, the person of devotion and virtue will be accused of hypocrisy and it will be suggested that they have turned to God out of weakness.

Of course, we are hypocrites. There is no one of perfect virtue save Jesus himself and his Blessed Mother.

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