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Vatican Secret Archives marks 400th anniversary

March 12, 2012

Working with the city of Rome, the Vatican Secret Archives is celebrating its 400th anniversary with an exhibit designed to shed light not only on its holdings, but on some of the myth and mystery surrounding its collection of millions of documents.

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Researcher: Pastors should focus on church suppers

March 12, 2012

Harvard public policy professor Robert Putnam has a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for pastors: “Spend less time on the sermons, and more time arranging the church suppers.”

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Vatican seeks help for Christians in Holy Land

March 12, 2012

Tension, hostility and even violence are the “daily bread” of many of the Christian communities living in the biblical lands of the Middle East, said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.

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Armed men storm desert monastery in Syria

March 12, 2012

Masked gunmen stormed the Syrian desert monastery of Deir Mar Musa, about 80 kms southwest of Homs, destroying property and briefly holding its inhabitants captive.

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Building democracy tough job, Tunisian leader says

March 12, 2012

Muslims and Christians throughout North Africa and the Middle East recognize that “building a democracy is more difficult than destroying a dictatorship,” said one of the leaders of change in Tunisia.

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Court nixes midwives’ conscience rights

March 12, 2012

A Scottish court ruled that two senior Catholic midwives have no right to conscientiously object to overseeing staff involved in late-term abortions in a state-run hospital.

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Founder of Boys Town promoted for sainthood

Fr. Edward Flanagan

March 12, 2012

It started in 1917 with a rented house, five boys who needed a home in Omaha and a Catholic priest determined to help troubled and abandoned youths throughout the city.

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Mary survives

March 12, 2012

A statue of Mary is about all that is left of a church destroyed by a tornado in Salyersville, Ky.

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Hungering and thirsting for justice

March 5, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a world where evil is a reality, fear is a constant motivator. The greatest evil – and the last one to be conquered – is death. It is only human to fear death and to do what one can do to avoid dying.

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