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Deceased Prelates

November 14, 2011

A nun prays after Communion as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass Nov. 3.

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Adviser quits after blaming devil for same-sex attraction

Daniel Avila

November 14, 2011

A policy adviser to the U.S. bishops has resigned following a controversy over an opinion piece he wrote suggesting that same-sex attraction could be the work of the devil.

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Coptic leader warns of growing rift in Egypt

November 14, 2011

The patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt blamed Islamic fundamentalists for the increasing number of attacks on Christians and criticized a growing division between Muslims and Christians since the country's February revolution.

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Population growth calls for economic development

November 14, 2011

The challenge posed to the world by the birth of its seven billionth inhabitant isn't how to stop population growth, but to find ways to ensure the continued growth can benefit all humanity, said an article in the Vatican newspaper.

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Wis. bishops ask Catholics not to bring guns to church

November 14, 2011

Wisconsin's bishops have urged Catholics not to take weapons to church even though a new state law went into effect Nov. 1 allowing those with permits to carry concealed weapons.

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Philippine ritual

November 14, 2011

A mother uses a ladder to reach her son's tomb and offer a prayer at a public cemetery in Navotas, Philippines, Nov. 1.

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Religion teachers critical to new evangelization

November 14, 2011

Solid catechesis, confidence in the faith and sharing the faith are critical elements to carrying out the work of the new evangelization, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington told high school religion teachers Oct. 28.

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Half of Ireland has chilly view of Church

November 14, 2011

Almost half of Irish people polled say they now have an unfavourable view of the Catholic Church.

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Catholics oppose prejudice against Mormons

November 14, 2011

Comments made about the religious affiliation of presidential candidates have no place in American political campaigns, say several dozen academics, diplomats and other prominent Catholics.

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Brazilians turn in 271 firearms at local churches

Cardinal Odilio Pedro Scherer

November 14, 2011

Nineteen parishes in Sao Paulo, Brazil, opened their doors to collect guns and ammunition as part of a city-wide campaign that collected 271 firearms and 173 rounds of ammunition.

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