Pledging peace

February 4, 2013

Masked members of El Salvador's Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang participate in a pledge to reduce violence near San Salvador Jan. 24.

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Coalition fights human trafficking at Super Bowl

February 4, 2013

Across the world, there are between 100,000 and 250,000 children who are victims of sex trafficking, said Laura Lederer, founder of the Global Centurion Foundation, which seeks to target trafficking by focusing on demand.

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Christian unity key to proclaiming Gospel

February 4, 2013

Christians must work together to offer the faith they share to a world that seems to find it more and more difficult to believe, Pope Benedict told Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant leaders.

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Witnessing abortion results awakened future prelate

Archbishop Samuel Aquila

February 4, 2013

Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila’s own awakening “to the truth of the dignity of human life” came while he was a college student considering a career as a doctor.

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Balasuriya, 88, praised for theological legacy

Fr. Tissa Balasuriya

February 4, 2013

Church officials and social activists in Sri Lanka praised Oblate Father Tissa Balasuriya, 88, a prominent theologian who died Jan. 17 in Colombo.

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Vatican launches Pope App for iPhone, iPad

February 4, 2013

The Vatican launched a new “Pope App” on the eve of the release of the pope’s World Communications Day message, which is dedicated to social networks as important spaces for evangelization.

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Cardinal Glemp dies at 83

Cardinal Jozef Glemp

February 4 2013

Retired Cardinal Jozef Glemp of Warsaw, who served as primate of the Catholic Church in Poland during the final years of communism and during the restoration of democracy, died Jan. 23 at the age of 83.

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Rally spurs new thoughts in Irish abortion debate

February 4, 2013

In the wake of the largest pro-life demonstration ever held in Ireland, cracks have begun to emerge in the coalition government’s plans to legislate for abortion.

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Church condemns slaughter of elephants

February 4, 2013

The Catholic Church has never encouraged anyone to use ivory for religious devotional objects and, in fact, teaches that animals must be treated with respect, the Vatican spokesman said in a letter to “friends of the elephants.”

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Christianity must weave its fibre through all of life

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February 4, 2013

One characteristic of the modern world is the propensity to separate. We separate work from home, both of those from recreation, and the economy from the environment. More than anything, we separate faith from life. Faith, we are frequently told, can only be acceptable if kept in a private realm that touches nothing else.

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