Guatemalan babies give local Catholics taste of compassion

March 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Roxanne Dias says her life changed after she spent 14 days in a Guatemalan orphanage interacting with small children with HIV/AIDS.

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Ont. Theologian raises bloggers' profiles

March 5, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Colin Kerr has discovered his "initial assumption that Canadian Catholic bloggers are a bunch of cranks didn't add up" - but he has discovered a Canadian content problem.

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Evangelicals' charm casts a shadow on Caribbean Church

March 5, 2012
EZRA FIESER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Trinidad's only Catholic seminary educated future clergy members for six decades, sending graduates to ministries throughout the Caribbean.

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U.S. contraception debate won't happen here

March 5, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A fiery debate over contraception and religious freedom has pitted the U.S. Catholic bishops against President Obama's health care policy, but a Canadian Catholic health expert said such a debate is unlikely in Canada.

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Profit cannot be motive in treating infertility – pope

March 5, 2012

An almost exclusive reliance on technology and a focus on financial profit seem to dominate the field of medical responses to infertility, Pope Benedict said.

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Celibacy heralded as 'gift of grace'

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa

March 5, 2012

Priestly celibacy must be seen as "a freely accepted commitment and a gift of grace," not simply a functional discipline that frees a man for ministry, said the preacher to the papal household.

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Lent is time to defeat temptation, pope says

March 5, 2012

The 40 days of Lent are a time to recognize that evil is at work in the world and even the Catholic Church faces temptations, Pope Benedict said.

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Bishops prepare for synod on evangelization

March 5, 2012

Making final preparations for the world Synod of Bishops on new evangelization, a committee of cardinals and bishops discussed how difficult it is today to transmit the faith to others.

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Sculptor emphasizes realism in new statues

March 5, 2012

The statues that will dominate the east and west transepts of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kan., are taking shape.

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Justice Circles help women control their lives

March 5, 2012

There was a time when Imelda Vera and Maria Villagrana, immigrants from Mexico, were afraid to confront an injustice in their lives.

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