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Allied diplomats pressed Pius to be silent on Nazis

May 30, 2011

U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation.

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Religious freedom becoming top issue in U.S.

John Garvey

May 30, 2011

John Garvey is convinced that religious freedom will be the most important issue facing the Catholic Church in the United States over the next half century.

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L'Osservatore says condom campaigns hike AIDS risk

Thumnail

June 6, 2011

An article in the Vatican newspaper said that, on a practical level, condom campaigns increase the possibility of AIDS infection by promoting a false sense of security.

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Caritas elects French secretary general

Michel Roy

June 6, 2011

Members of Caritas Internationalis elected an official from the French charity Secours Catholique to be their secretary general.

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Pope urges Caritas to work more closely with Church

June 6, 2011

Because it acts in the name of the Catholic Church in promoting development and helping the needy, Caritas Internationalis must be guided by bishops and the official teaching of the Church, Pope Benedict said.

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Pope's World Peace Day theme focuses on youth

June 6, 2011

In building a world of peace and justice, the Catholic Church must listen to the ideas and hopes of young people and offer them educational opportunities that will strengthen their ability to work for the common good, the Vatican said.

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Lahey's sentencing hearing set for June 24

June 6, 2011

Bishop Raymond Lahey's sentencing hearing will take place June 24, when the judge gets to hear testimony from a forensic psychiatrist.

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Coren honoured as Catholic advocate

Michael Coren

June 6, 2011

Michael Coren, Catholic author and journalist, has been chosen this year's recipient of the Catholic Civil Rights League's Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life.

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Proposal to ban circumcision 'misguided'

June 6, 2011

San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer called a proposed ban on circumcision that qualified for the Nov. 8 ballot in San Francisco "a misguided initiative" and "an unconscionable violation of the sanctuaries of faith and family" by the city.

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Archbishop Sheen's cause moves to Rome

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

June 6, 2011

When Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Ill., presented Pope Benedict with two thick volumes about the life of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the pope surprised him by saying he had worked with the late archbishop.

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