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BBC under fire for change to 'common era' dating

October 17, 2011

The Vatican newspaper said it was "historically senseless hypocrisy" for the BBC to drop the dating abbreviations B.C. and A.D. on the grounds that they might offend non-Christians.

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Jesuit compares Apple's Jobs with Pius XI

October 17, 2011

Like Pope Pius XI, who founded Vatican Radio and built the Vatican train station, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs recognized the importance of expanding communication, a Jesuit told Vatican Radio.

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Cardinal puts Africa's hope for the future in education

October 17, 2011

Not only are millions of lives at risk in the Horn of Africa due to hunger and drought, those who escape the famine then risk becoming a lost generation due to a severe lack of stability, education and resources, said a top Vatican official.

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Keep Sunday sacred, says retired cardinal

October 17, 2011

Cardinal Francis Arinze told attendees at a eucharistic congress Charlotte, N.C., that "religion is not an option. It is not an accessory footnote.

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Christians slain in Cairo

 

October 17, 2011

A man chants pro-Christian slogans during a funeral at Abassaiya Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo Oct. 10.

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Indonesia can be model of religious harmony — pope

October 17, 2011

By promoting dialogue and defending the rights of minorities, Catholics in Indonesia will contribute to the harmony of their nation and will be an example to people in other parts of the world, Pope Benedict told the country's bishops.

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Priests urged to reach beyond their comfort zone

October 17, 2011

Although the life of a parish priest has many rewards, it can lead some to become "quite narrow in their vision of the world that lies just beyond the confines" of that parish, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta told a symposium on the priesthood Oct. 5.

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Priests are a happy bunch, research reveals

October 17, 2011

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti is out to correct the myth that the typical Catholic priest is "a lonely, dispirited figure living an unhealthy life that breeds sexual deviation," as a writer for the Harford Courant once put it. And he's got the data to prove it.

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Catholics affirm life in the face of death

Bob McKeon

October 17, 2011

On Sept. 21, Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia. He had been convicted of the 1989 murder of a police officer. Over the years, Davis continually protested his innocence.

The murder verdict was based on the testimony of witnesses. There was no physical evidence linking Davis to the crime, and no murder weapon was ever recovered.

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Moneyball film hits a home run for those on a spiritual path

Fr. Robert Barron

October 17, 2011

The management of the 2002 Oakland Athletics found itself in a bind. The team had performed very well the previous year, making it to the playoffs, but in the offseason, three of its best players were lured away by lucrative contracts offered by East Coast powerhouses.

In a small market and with a limited budget, the A's had to find a way to compete. Their general manager, former big-leaguer Billy Beane, stumbled on a revolutionary strategy to make the Athletics winners while remaining within their means.

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