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Number of Catholics, priests increased in '09

February 28, 2011

The number of Catholics in the world, as well as the number of deacons, priests and bishops all increased in 2009, while the number of women in religious orders continued to decline, according to Vatican statistics.

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Preachers must live the Gospel, pope says

February 28, 2011

Evangelization will be effective only when the people spreading the Gospel truly believe and live Christ's message themselves, Pope Benedict said.

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Classical music made great contributions to Church

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

February 28, 2011

Classical music is underappreciated for its spiritual contribution to the Church, the metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church said Feb. 9.

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Bio-fuel demand pushes Africans off farmland

February 28, 2011

Representatives of Catholic organizations at the recently concluded World Social Forum said that massive investment in large tracts of land across Africa involving foreign capital — a practice detractors call "land-grabbing" — is pushing small farmers off their land and threatens to lead to another worldwide food crisis.

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Vatican Radio rides wave of digital technology

February 28, 2011

Eighty years ago, a persistent pope and a scientific pioneer teamed up to create Vatican Radio, launching an evangelization tool that reached virtually every corner of the globe.

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Not business as usual

Cardinal Sean O'Malley

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston washes the feet of a priestly sexual abuse survivor during the Liturgy of Lament and Repentance at Dublin's Pro-Cathedral Feb. 20.

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Hard times don't justify restricting workers' rights

February 28, 2011

Quoting Popes Benedict XVI and John Paul II, Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki issued a statement Feb. 16 that came down squarely in favour of workers' rights in the face of efforts by Wisconsin's new governor to restrict those rights.

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Mother Teresa portrayed on canvas

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

February 28, 2011

Much to his chagrin, Hindu painter Venkataswami Logaguru never had the chance to see Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as she ministered to some of the city's poorest residents.

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Hello papa!

Young women wave during Pope Benedict's general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 16.

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The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

Part 2 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church deals with liturgy and sacraments — The Celebration of the Christian Mystery. WCR Editor Glen Argan has written 42 articles exploring various aspects of that part of the Catechism.

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