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Taizé prayer times need clarification

September 23, 2013

Many thanks to the WCR and Ramon Gonzalez for raising awareness about Taizé Prayer in Edmonton ("Christian voices unite in singing and Taizé Prayer,” Sept. 16).

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Texas-Mexico bishops plan immigration letter

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller

September 23, 2013

After a gut-wrenching visit with young children in the El Paso, Texas, area who are in immigration detention, the bishops of the border region of Texas and Mexico have decided to write a joint pastoral letter on how families are harmed by the current U.S. immigration system.

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New book: Pope saved suspected dissidents

September 23, 2013

While a military-backed dictatorship in Argentina was conducting a clandestine war on suspected dissidents, then-Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future pope, masterminded a secret strategy to save those being targeted, according to a new book.

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French offer ‘charter’ upholding secularism

September 23, 2013

A spokesman for France’s bishops urged the government to ensure a new “charter of secularism” does not impede religious freedom.

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Celebrate anniversary of Baptism, pope suggests

September 23, 2013

Pope Francis gave pilgrims attending his weekly public audience Sept. 11 what he called a “homework assignment” to find out the date they were baptized and celebrate it every year.

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Bishop’s luxurious living comes under scrutiny

September 23, 2013

Germany’s Limburg Diocese pledged “dialogue and transparency” after a former Vatican nuncio was sent to defuse complaints of extravagance against Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst.

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Dolan displeased hospitals caved in on birth control

September 23, 2013

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the Catholic Health Association’s acceptance of rules governing women’s access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act was “less than helpful” to the bishops’ effort to seek changes in the mandate.

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Phoning folks is no big deal – pope

September 23, 2013

Picking up the telephone and calling people out of the blue is no big deal for Pope Francis, according to a Vatican official.

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Kentucky sisters strive to stop natural gas pipeline

September 23, 2013

In the “Holy Land” of central Kentucky, religious communities have joined neighbouring landowners in a campaign to stop a pipeline project they fear will endanger the land they hold so dear.

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Philippine bishops call for release of hostages

September 23, 2013

Bishops in southern Philippines have condemned rebels’ use of hostages as human shields in gunfights with government troops.

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