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New evangelization needed to fight secularism

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

April 18, 2011

Because materialism, secularism and individualism are "rapidly enveloping our society and culture," Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl urged Catholics to actively participate in the Church's new evangelization efforts "to proclaim the Gospel anew."

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Papal Way of Cross to give voice to abused children

April 18, 2011

The cloistered Augustine nun who has written the meditations for Pope Benedict's Way of the Cross service said she strived for simplicity to give a voice to children who have been abused in the Church and beyond.

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Prelate calls for Jones' arrest over Quran burning

April 18, 2011

The president of the Pakistani bishops' conference has called for the arrest of a U.S. Protestant pastor whose decision to burn the Islamic sacred book has caused fury in the Muslim world and the deaths of more than 20 people.

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Eggs on display

April 25, 2011

Faberge decorative Easter eggs belonging to the collection of The Link of Times foundation are being displayed in an exhibit at the Vatican Museums.

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Young adults raise a mug to JP2 at Church-run pub

April 25, 2011

Young Catholics sip beer and kick back in the crypt beneath the Basilica of St. Charles, home to the GP2 bar and youth club in downtown Rome.

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Chilean bishops apologize for clergy sexual abuse

April 25, 2011

Chile's bishops publicly asked forgiveness for clergy sexual abuse and pledged to handle such cases differently in the future.

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Decline of marriage affects students' values

April 25, 2011

The decline of traditional marriage in America continues to affect students' education and the future welfare of the Catholic Church, said a University of Virginia professor.

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Delaware diocese cuts back to pay abuse costs

April 25, 2011

The Diocese of Wilmington, Del., will eliminate 19 full-time and three part-time positions as it cuts operating expenses and prepares to pay more than US$77.4 million to survivors of sexual abuse by priests.

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Stop living in sin, urges Santa Fe archbishop

April 25, 2011

The archbishop of Santa Fe, N.M., admonished unmarried Catholic couples who are living together, those who are not married but are in a civil union and divorced Catholics who remarry without an annulment, warning them not to receive Holy Communion.

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CTSA says bishops don't understand Johnson's book

April 25, 2011

The board of directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America has raised concerns about the U.S. bishops' Committee on Doctrine's critical assessment of a theology professor's popular book.

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