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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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French Senate rejects euthanasia on demand

February 7, 2011

The French Senate has rejected legislation that would have permitted any adult to request a “quick and painless death.”

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Holy Land draws 3M pilgrims a year

February 7, 2011

Despite the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, more than 77,000 Canadian pilgrims and three million people worldwide visited the Holy Land last year.

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Joan of Arc a model for politicians, says pope

February 7, 2011

With her deep prayer life and total devotion to serving God and the good of her fellow citizens, St. Joan of Arc is a wonderful model for Christian politicians, Pope Benedict said.

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What is the particular judgment?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

February 7, 2011

What is the particular judgment? How is it different from the general judgment? Why do we need two judgments? more . . .

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