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Vigil at abortion clinic aimed at changing hearts

October 10, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Lori Buhiire decided to take part in the local 40 Days for Life campaign for two reasons — to pray for an end to abortion and to pray for the Edmonton abortion clinic to close down.

“I definitely want to see an end to abortion all over the world, and I am also praying for the workers here,” Buhiire said in an interview.

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Blessing of the pets

Father John Leydon, an Irish Columbian priest, sprinkles holy water on people carrying their pets in Malate Church in Manila, Philippines, Oct. 2.

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Church leaders step up criticism of Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi

October 10, 2011

The head of the Italian bishops' conference condemned the "licentious behaviour and improper relations" of Italy's political class, in what was seen as the strongest Church criticism to date of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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Papal message to ponder the sounds of silence

October 10, 2011

Pope Benedict is asking media professionals and viewers, listeners and readers to set aside a bit of time for silence.

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Jersualem patriarch urges Holy Land pilgrimages

October 10, 2011

The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem says the dwindling population of Christians in his city needs to be bolstered by the support of Christians around the world and by their visits as pilgrims.

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Church programs help stem violence against women

October 10, 2011

Women in Nicaragua, often too timid to speak for themselves, have been beaten and sometimes killed by their partners or husbands who were unable or unwilling to see this as a crime, as unacceptable, as a way of life that needed to be changed.

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Indonesian faith leaders call for calm

October 10, 2011

Indonesian Church leaders met in an emergency session to call for calm after a suicide bomb attack on a Protestant church, the Vatican missionary news agency Fides reported.

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Russian bureaucracy spurs demolition of hospice

October 10, 2011

Russia's Catholic Church criticized the demolition of a hospice complex run by the Missionaries of Charity after a Moscow court ruled it was used illegally for charity work.

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Everyone has guardian angel, pope says

October 10, 2011

Guardian angels exist to protect every human life from its beginning to end, Pope Benedict said.

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Jesuits to promote ecological responsibility

October 10, 2011

Jesuit communities around the world have been asked to make their buildings more energy efficient, help the farmers they work with use sustainable agricultural practices and launch programs in their universities to promote both theological reflection and scientific research on protecting the environment.

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