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U.S. bishops pledge to fight for religious liberty

March 26, 2012

Declaring themselves "strongly unified and intensely focused," the top Catholic bishops in the U.S. vowed to continue their multipronged defence of religious liberty in the courts, Congress and the White House.

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Defend church, but explain teaching too – bishops

March 26, 2012

The U.S. bishops' attempts to defend religious freedom and the traditional definition of marriage must be accompanied by stronger efforts to educate Catholics about the Church's real teaching about sexuality and marriage, several of the bishops said while at the Vatican.

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Belgian Trappist beer is best in the world

March 26, 2012

A hearty dark brown beer produced at a Trappist monastery in Belgium has been rated the world's best brew by an online community of beer lovers.

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Married couple to compose Via Crucis meditations

March 26, 2012

Pope Benedict has asked an Italian married couple, founders of the Focolare Movement's New Families initiative, to write the meditations for his Way of the Cross service at Rome's Colosseum April 6.

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Scholar urges Catholics to study Vatican II

March 26, 2012

The 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council is an opportunity to revisit the clear teaching of its documents and reject distortions and false interpretations that have gained traction in the Catholic Church, according to a council scholar.

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Knights hear pope

March 26, 2012

Members of a historical troupe are seen before the start of Pope Benedict's general audience

 

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Coptic leader dies

March 26, 2012

A priest lights a candle in front of a picture of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Egypt.

 

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Vatican investigates document leaks

March 26, 2012

Pope Benedict has established a commission to investigate a series of leaks of letters exchanged among Vatican officials and between the officials and the pope himself.

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Catholics root for the underdog – Dolan

March 26, 2012

Catholics have a duty to bring faith-inspired convictions to politics, and they can never allow politics to trump principles articulated by the bishops in their role as official teachers, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

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Archbishop of Canterbury to step down

Archbishop Rowan Williams

March 26, 2012

The leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion has announced his resignation.

 

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