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'Pacem in Terris' is model for preaching, teaching, archbishop says

April 27, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church would be wise to imitate the positive, prophetic approach of the encyclical Pacem in Terris in its evangelization and social justice works, a French archbishop said.

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Bishop's Hitler, Stalin references stir controversy

Bishop Daniel Jenky

April 30, 2012

An Illinois bishop's mention of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin in an April 14 homily calling Catholics to "heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism" has stirred widespread controversy.

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Catholic communicators must obey Church teaching

Cardinal Raymond Burke

April 30, 2012

Church communicators have an important and serious duty to obey Church teaching and defend the Church's mission of saving souls and safeguarding truth, said the head of the Vatican's highest court.

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U.S. bishops oppose cuts in services to poor

April 30, 2012

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has expressed its concerns over proposed cuts in federal programs serving the country's poorest and most vulnerable people in a series of letters to congressional leaders.

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Philippine priest wins environmental prize

Fr. Edwin Gariguez

April 30, 2012

Father Edwin Gariguez thought it was a joke when he received the call from the office of the Goldman Environmental Prize that he was one of six international winners of a $150,000 award.

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Sisters in the French Quarter

April 30, 2012

With St. Louis Cathedral in the background, Dominican nuns enjoy ice cream during the annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans April 14.

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Cleveland bishop to reopen 12 parishes

April 30, 2012

Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland said he will reopen 12 parishes as directed by the Vatican to promote "peace and unity" in the diocese.

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Vatican 'widget' offers papal news updates

April 30, 2012

Marking the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict, the Vatican is offering a "widget" – a software application – that will allow anyone with a website or blog to provide readers with automatically updated news and documents from the Vatican.

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Traditionalists' response marks 'step forward'

April 30, 2012

In what the Vatican described as an encouraging "step forward," the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has revised its response to a Vatican document laying out basic principles and criteria for interpreting Church teaching.

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Pope gives Collins another assignment

April 30, 2012

Pope Benedict has named Cardinal Thomas Collins to the Congregation for Catholic Education, which supports and guides the work of Catholic schools, universities and seminaries.

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