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Faithful must vote against abortion, says pope

November 8, 2010

Bishops must guide their faithful to use their vote to oppose efforts to legalize abortion and euthanasia, Pope Benedict told bishops from Brazil.

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Cardinal urges dialogue in message to Hindus

November 8, 2010

In a message to the world's Hindus, a leading Vatican official said interreligious dialogue should ultimately lead to wider practical cooperation in addressing "the grave and unresolved challenges of our times."

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CCODP disappointed mining bill defeated

November 8, 2010

Citing concerns about pollution and continued environmental abuse, the Canadian bishops' international development agency expressed disappointment that a responsible mining bill was defeated in the House of Commons.

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Rare baseball card is ‘gift of heaven’ for sisters

November 15, 2010

Sister Virginia Muller grew up rooting for the Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. Ministering in Baltimore, she has adopted the Orioles as her hometown heroes.

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Benedict defends ‘right to emigrate’

November 15, 2010

Pope Benedict said the world has a responsibility to help refugees find places to live and work in safety, as part of its vocation to form “one family.”

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Meditation can lead to a clean conscience

November 15, 2010

Pope Benedict said daily meditation on the life of Christ is a good way for people to grow spiritually and remove the “trash” from their consciences.

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Bishops’ guidance helps in U.S. referenda

November 15, 2010

In a year when tax and budget issues dominated the ballot questions before U.S. voters, Catholic leaders offered the guidance of Catholic social teaching but generally remained neutral on specific referendum topics.

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Cuba opens first seminary since the revolution

November 15, 2010

In a ceremony joined by President Raul Castro, Cuba’s Catholic bishops inaugurated the San Carlos and San Ambrosio Seminary Nov. 3, the country’s first major Church-related construction in the half century since the revolution led by Fidel Castro.

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Five Anglican bishops seek to join with Rome

November 15, 2010

Five Anglican bishops have decided to join the Catholic Church and step down from their current positions with the Church of England, a Vatican spokesman said.

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Irish Catholic women don’t feel valued by Church

November 15, 2010

Irish Catholic women feel that they are not sufficiently appreciated by the Church, but their faith remains strong, according to a newly published survey.

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