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Catholics urge more focus on social justice – survey

November 5, 2012

A large U.S. study on faith and political views released Oct. 23 highlighted Catholics’ interest in having social justice take a bigger role in the Church’s policy priorities.

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Breakdown of discipline betrayed Vatican II

November 5, 2012

Abandonment of internal Church discipline over the past half century has undermined the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, said the cardinal who heads the Vatican’s supreme court.

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SSPX expels Bishop Williamson

November 5, 2012

The leadership of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has expelled British Bishop Richard Williamson from the society, saying he distanced himself from them and refused “to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors.”

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Fashion designer helps women escape trafficking

November 5, 2012

The carpet of the Harbor Room at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa, served as fashion runway for Elegantees, designer Katie Martinez’s clothing line.

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Lively debate on liturgy ends with near-unanimity

October 29, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Patriarch Maximos Saigh, head of the Melkite rite in Antioch, made his introduction to the Second Vatican Council by breaking a rule. Instead of speaking Latin as the rules required, the patriarch spoke unapologetically in French.

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Terrio will be pastor for St. Paul Diocese

October 29, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

He's studied in Rome, been a teacher of philosophy and theology, and lived on three continents.

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Archdiocese's story told at City Hall

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Images that reflect the rich 100-year history of the Edmonton Archdiocese and its parishes are now on display at City Hall. One of many jubilee events throughout 2012 and 2013, the historical exhibit marks the centennial of the archdiocese. The display, which opened Oct. 22, includes a wealth of historical images seldom seen in public, going back to the archdiocese's early years.

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Kateri canonization a step towards reconciliation

October 29, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – After decades of resentment and horror over the abuse of indigenous children, the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha marked a further step toward the reconciliation of the indigenous communities and the Catholic Church.

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Kateri canonized, named protectress of Canadian nation

October 29, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Proclaiming seven new saints – including St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope from North America – Pope Benedict said they are examples to the world of total dedication to Christ and tireless service to others.

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Vatican II flipped image of Church onto its side

October 29, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The teaching of the Second Vatican Council represents a shift from seeing the Church primarily as an ordered institution to understanding the Church as a mystery, said Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald.

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