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Two synod bishops question Muslim dialogue

November 1, 2010

Two Syrian Catholic bishops living in Lebanon told the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East that the blossoming number of Catholic-Muslim dialogue projects has not and may never lead to real understanding.

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Salt + Light to broadcast daily Mass in French

November 1, 2010

Catholics from around the world are invited to join in on the celebration of French daily Mass from St. Joseph’s Oratory thanks to two daily broadcasts on Salt + Light Television and daily uploads at seletlumieretv.org/messe.

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‘New evangelization’ is theme for 2012 synod

November 1, 2010

Pope Benedict has chosen “new evangelization” as the theme for the next world Synod of Bishops in 2012.

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Economics no reason to legalize marijuana — Calif. bishop

November 8, 2010

Potential economic gains are no reason for California voters to approve a ballot measure that would legalize limited amounts of marijuana for recreational use, said Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland.

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Vatican opposes execution of Tariq Aziz

November 8, 2010

The Vatican hopes the death penalty will not be carried out against former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, 74, said the Vatican spokesman.

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Pope defends 'right to emigrate'

November 8, 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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Pope praises women who inspire their families

November 8, 2010

Pope Benedict praised the millions of Catholic women in the world who inspire their husbands and children to live truly Christian lives.

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Houston man sees God’s hand in mine rescue mission

November 8, 2010

Greg Hall was preparing to serve as an acolyte for Mass at his parish in Houston when an associate contacted him about a "banging on the pipe."

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Intermarriage declines among U.S. Catholics

November 8, 2010

Religiously mixed marriages are becoming more common among those who practise Reform Judaism but have shown a significant decline among U.S. Catholics in the past 20 years, speakers said at a recent meeting of a Catholic-Jewish dialogue group.

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Science cannot answer all questions — Benedict

November 8, 2010

Science is never to be feared, yet its discoveries will never be enough to answer all of the world's questions, Pope Benedict told scientists and researchers meeting at the Vatican.

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