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Observatory director high on Martian explorer

August 20, 2012

Jesuit Father Jose Funes is pleased with the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, and he thinks “everybody should be happy with the success.”

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Vatican urges vacations that conserve energy

August 20, 2012

Going on vacation must not be an occasion to relax one’s commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment, the Vatican said.

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Bavarian folk festival comes to papal villa

August 20, 2012

With his 88-year-old brother sitting by his side, Pope Benedict was treated to an evening of Bavarian folk music and dancing, a clear expression, he said, of a “cheerful culture, imbued with joy.”

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Priest deported after preaching on justice

August 20, 2012

Zambian authorities deported a Rwandese Catholic priest after he was detained for two days and questioned for preaching about poverty and justice for the poor during a Mass.

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Pope completes vol. 3 of book on Jesus

August 20, 2012

Pope Benedict has finished the third volume of his opus, Jesus of Nazareth, and perhaps also will publish an encyclical letter during the upcoming Year of Faith, said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state.

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Pro-Beijing bishop incurs excommunication

Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin

August 20, 2012

Chinese Father Joseph Yue Fusheng has been automatically excommunicated for allowing himself to be illicitly ordained a bishop despite repeated warnings from the Vatican.

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Gates spreading untruths about birth control – paper

Melinda Gates

August 20, 2012

Under the headline “birth control and disinformation,” the Vatican newspaper took to task Melinda Gates, wife of the Microsoft founder, who announced in early July that the couple’s foundation would give $560 million during the next eight years to increase women’s access to artificial contraception.

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Vatican boosts efforts at financial transparency

August 20, 2012

As the Vatican continues working to comply with international standards against money laundering and financing terrorism, it still needs to beef up internal inspection and supervisory powers, said a long-awaited report by European finance experts.

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New Auxiliary Bishop named for Edmonton

August 8, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Fr. Gregory Bittman as Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton. He will assist Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith, who is also President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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