Nuns resist nuclear arsenals with prayer, action

Srs. Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte

January 30, 2012

Dominican Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte, members of the Jonah House community in Baltimore, have spent decades crisscrossing the United States opposing war and acting to bring to life the biblical call to "beat swords into ploughshares" in symbolically disarming nuclear weapons and other tools of war.

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CCCB creates webpage on indigenous peoples

January 30, 2012

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new webpage on its www.cccb.ca site that traces the relationship of the Catholic Church in Canada with indigenous peoples.

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Abortion undercuts respect for the disabled – Chaput

January 30, 2012

A Philadelphia hospital's alleged refusal to provide a kidney transplant to a mentally disabled three-year-old is yet another example of the harm legalized abortion is causing in the U.S., says Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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Retired Antigonish bishop dies at 80

January 30, 2012

Bishop Colin Campbell, bishop emeritus of Antigonish, died Jan. 17.

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Vietnamese New Year

January 30, 2012

A calligrapher paints while waiting for customers on a street in Hanoi.

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Pope wants Christians to speak with one voice

January 30, 2012

Pope Benedict said Christians of all denominations should come to agreement on ethical matters, especially regarding human life, family and sexuality.

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Abortion clinic closed due to health concerns

January 30, 2012

A Rockford, Ill., abortion clinic that opened in 1973 has closed its doors for good.

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Car-parts maker hosts popemobile design contest

January 30, 2012

A select group of young international designers will submit innovative mock-ups of what an eco-friendly popemobile should look like.

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Priest investigated for helping refugees

January 30, 2012

Mexican human rights groups and the migration ministry of the Mexican bishops' conference have expressed outrage at the attorney general's office for pursuing anonymous criminal complaints against a priest who provided material and spiritual support to a group of displaced Guatemalans.

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Former U.S. ambassadors to Vatican endorse Romney

January 30, 2012

Five former U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican have endorsed Mitt Romney in his campaign to win the Republican nomination for the presidency.

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