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Philosophy studies must challenge relativism

April 4, 2011

When training priests and educating students in philosophy, the Catholic Church must combat a widespread belief that there is no permanent, objective truth, a new Vatican document said.

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Bishop says Libyan operation needs restraint

April 4, 2011

The head of Britain's military diocese has urged restraint in the ongoing military action against Libya.

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Put love of Christ before everything — Cantalamessa

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa

April 4, 2011

Human love and divine love go hand in hand, and separating the two leads to problems that create alienation within and outside the Church, said the papal preacher.

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Mexican bishop an advocate for gays, lesbians

April 11, 2011

Celebrating Mass for participants in a diocesan-endorsed forum on sexual diversity, Bishop Raul Vera Lopez of Saltillo, Mexico, told gays and lesbians, "The Church is your home. Jesus founded the Church to bring in those on the outside, for those suffering exclusion and rejection . . . so that they find the love of God."

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John Paul II beatified for holiness, not his papacy

Pope John Paul II

April 11, 2011

Pope John Paul II is being beatified not because of his impact on history or on the Catholic Church, but because of the way he lived the Christian virtues of faith, hope and love, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes.

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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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