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Bishop Ruiz: Outstanding defender of social justice

Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia

January 31, 2011
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MEXICO CITY — Retired Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died Jan. 24 of complications from long-standing illnesses. He was 86. more . . .

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Edmonton board agrees to halt schools' reliance on casinos

January 31, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Edmonton Catholic Schools' trustees have voted to abolish gambling activities as a source of school funding. more . . .

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Anxiety undermines efforts for church unity — Lutheran

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Anxiety is one of the greatest threats to Christian unity, says the Lutheran pastor who led the Jan. 23 service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. more . . .

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Mourning bishop’s death

February 7, 2011

Mourners stand near the coffin of Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia.

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Bhutan allows entry to Catholic missionaries

February 7, 2011

Catholic missionaries are ready to set up faith communities in Bhutan after the country announced it would accept the registration of Christians for the first time.

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Church wedding means knowing Church teaching

February 7, 2011

Men and women have a natural right to marry, but that does not mean they have a right to a Catholic wedding, Pope Benedict said.

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Divided Christians must support one another — pope

February 7, 2011

When one Christian community is suffering, other Christians must offer assistance, Pope Benedict told Coptic Orthodox and other Oriental Orthodox church leaders.

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Bishops’ saintly message a respite after the news

February 7, 2011

For just over four years, retired Italian Archbishop Cosmo Francesco Ruppi of Lecce has had 60-70 seconds each day on Italian public radio to tell listeners about the saint or blessed being honoured in the Catholic liturgy.

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Ecumenical dialogue must face disagreements — pope

February 7, 2011

Fundamental differences, particularly over human sexuality and marriage, should not be ignored out of fear of damaging the progress that has been made in ecumenical dialogue, Pope Benedict told Lutheran representatives.

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Women ‘hungry for truth’ about abortion

February 7, 2011

Laura Strietmann, the director of a Cincinnati crisis pregnancy centre, calls abortion “the issue that is shaping our country,” and said the challenge for pro-lifers is to get everyone “to respect life again.”

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