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Vatican to restore, digitize photo archive

December 20, 2010

The Vatican is embarking on a project to restore and digitize its archive of more than eight million photographic images.

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Vatican seeks pact with PLO on Church’s rights

December 20, 2010

The Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization have agreed to establish a working group to draft an agreement between the two parties.

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Dutch Church pledges firm response to abuse

December 20, 2010

The Dutch bishops’ conference has pledged action after nearly 2,000 people complained of sexual abuse by Catholic priests during an inquiry by an independent commission.

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Apparitions from 1859 approved in Green Bay

December 20, 2010

Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay has approved the Marian apparitions seen by Adele Brise in 1859, making the apparitions of Mary that occurred some 30 km northeast of Green Bay the first in the U.S. to receive approval of a diocesan bishop.

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Priests joyful as they awaited execution by Nazis

December 20, 2010

As the Nazi executioner beheaded three Catholic priests and a Lutheran pastor, one after another in a matter of minutes, their blood flowed together, creating a powerful symbol for ecumenism in northern Germany.

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Love, not revolution, brings positive change - pope

December 20, 2010

Changing the world for the better does not come from leaders making grandiose promises or calling for a violent revolution, Pope Benedict said: It comes from humble individuals who silently carry God’s light and love to everyone around them.

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Create ethical cultures in all relationships

Gordon Self

December 27, 2010

The long running television series M*A*S*H depicted the antics of medical personnel coping with the stress of overseas military service, often playing practical jokes on each other. more . . .

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Advent’s promise is fulfilled

December 27, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It is a multifaceted event with many meanings. But in its liturgy, the Church focuses on the Epiphany as the manifestation of God's glory to all nations. Israel had expected a messiah who would lift up the nation to a pre-eminent place in the world. God, however, has given the Messiah for more than Israel. more . . .

 

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Followers of the star find Bethlehem

Maria Kozakiewicz

December 27, 2010

Epiphany is my favourite Christmas season holiday, for various reasons - from mundane through professional to spiritual. In the first place, it is wonderfully quiet. Since it is about human gifts to God and not gifts to the humans themselves, the media and secular world pay little attention and do nothing to twist its meaning. more . . .

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Christ’s humble birth shows riches are hidden on the fringe of society

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

December 27, 2010

Mary gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. more . . .

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