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New Catholics long to confess sins, says Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

October 29, 2012

Adult converts to Catholicism regularly cite three things about Catholicism that they find attractive: the sacrament of Confession, the pope and devotion to Mary, said New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

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Indulgences available for Year of Faith

October 29, 2012

Catholics who participate in events connected with the 2012-2013 Year of Faith can receive a special indulgence, the Vatican said.

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Ignorance of faith opens door to secularism

Pope Benedict

October 29, 2012

Ignorance of the faith puts Christians at risk of following a “do-it-yourself” religion, Pope Benedict said.

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Church teachings give women freedom – law prof

Helen Alvare

October 29, 2012

Helen Alvare, former U.S. bishops’ pro-life spokeswoman, is the co-author and editor of a new book, Breaking Through, Catholic Women Speak for Themselves.

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The making of saints should not be used for partisan interests

Fr. Raymond de Souza

October 29, 2012

The making of saints is a joyous affair, with a gracious spirit abounding toward all, and a determined effort to ignore any discordant notes.

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Farm co-ops better than profit-making, says pope

October 29, 2012

Farm co-ops can provide the world with an “alternative vision” to government or international agriculture policies that place too much emphasis on profits, protecting certain markets or employing new technology that could prove dangerous, Pope Benedict said.

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Canonization rite moved out of Mass

October 29, 2012

In a continuing effort to preserve the integrity of the liturgy, Pope Benedict has decreed that the rite of canonization of a saint will now be held prior to the Mass.

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Salvador tourists can follow route of Romero

October 29, 2012

The Salvadoran government will open a tourist route in honour of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was killed by death squads in March 1980.

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Nigerian bishop honoured for peace efforts

Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan

October 29, 2012

Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, is the 2012 Pax Christi International Peace Laureate.

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Water of life

October 29, 2012

A two-year-old girl from Germany drinks water from a fountain just outside St. Peter’s Square.

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