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Youth Catechism ready for Madrid WYD

April 11, 2011

Pope Benedict urged young people not to abandon their faith in God because of the "attacks of evil" within the Church.

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Dialogue is response to fundamentalism — cardinal

April 11, 2011

Interreligious dialogue is the peacemaker's alternative to secularism and fundamentalism, a top Vatican official wrote in a message to Buddhists around the world.

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LeGatt issues pastoral message via DVD

Archbishop Albert LeGatt

April 11, 2011

With the help of modern technology, Archbishop Albert LeGatt of St. Boniface, Man., addressed the faithful of the archdiocese at every Mass on Sunday, March 20.

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Pope advances sainthood causes of Canadian brother

April 11, 2011

Pope Benedict advanced the sainthood causes of 35 candidates, including Canadian Christian Brother Adolphe Chatillon.

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Follow 'German shepherd' in defending Church — Jesuit

April 11, 2011

The most effective response to veiled attacks against the Church is one that exposes misrepresentations, states the verifiable truth, explains genuine Catholic doctrine and provides examples from the lives of Catholic saints and martyrs, according to speakers at a Fordham University program.

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Vatican-Jewish dialogue warns of 'moral crisis'

April 11, 2011

A Vatican-Jewish dialogue commission warned of a "moral crisis" in modern secular society, and said religions need to respond with prayer, charitable action and dialogue.

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Pakistani bishops urge Catholics to live with hope

April 11, 2011

Preparing for Easter means making a commitment to living with hope and courage, the bishops of Pakistan told Catholics in the country where anti-Christian violence has been on the increase.

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Library of Eastern Church treasures crumbling in Roman heat

April 11, 2011
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical Oriental Institute has the best general collection in the world on Eastern Christianity.

It boasts some 184,000 volumes, including rare and precious imprints and manuscripts, documenting centuries of Eastern Christian culture in a multitude of languages.

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Priest passionate in use of calligraphy

Fr. Robert Palladino

April 11, 2011
ED LANGLOIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PORTLAND, ORE. — In the morning cold of a farmhouse in the foothills of the Cascades, his hand is stiff as he grasps the broad-edged pen. His eyes have aged. But the 78-year-old priest and calligraphy master plans to write until he dies.

Father Robert Palladino, a priest of the Portland Archdiocese, is as much evangelist as artist.

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New Ukrainian leader champions Church unity

April 11, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The new head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, its youngest bishop, said he believes the other bishops elected him to promote unity within the Church and with other Christians.

The 40-year-old Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, visiting Rome to meet Pope Benedict, told Catholic News Service he believes he was elected "despite my age."

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