Vatican supports annual Week of Prayer

January 21, 2013
FR. THOMAS RYAN, CSP
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Each year the churches throughout the world observe a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from Jan. 18 to 25. How did this come about?

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Miracle statue

January 21, 2013

Pilgrims climb to touch the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila, Philippines, Jan. 7.

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New generation taps into the world of C.S. Lewis

January 21, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In a wooded suburb of the fabled university city of Oxford, England, a battered typewriter sits on a desk beside a bay window that overlooks a tangled landscape of oaks and beeches.

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Pope to diplomats: Openness to God essential to peace

Pope Benedict

January 21, 2013

Deploring war, civil conflict and poverty around the world, Pope Benedict told foreign ambassadors to the Vatican that peace-building requires charity, religious liberty, a proper understanding of human rights and openness to divine love.

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Politics without God can only fail – Muller

Archbishop Gerhard Muller

January 21, 2013

Politicians who want to act as if God did not exist and as if there was no such thing as objective moral truths are bound to fail in their efforts to promote the common good, said the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Jobs might have saved lives of youths – cardinal

January 21, 2013

Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie criticized oil pipeline vandalism that led to the death more than two dozen youths, saying if they had had jobs, their deaths might have been avoided.

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New business school has ethical focus

January 21, 2013

The Catholic University of America in Washington is spinning off its current economics and business curriculum from its School of Arts and Sciences and fashioning a new business school with the idea of infusing ethics into all course offerings.

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Catholic doctors oppose unprescribed birth control

January 21, 2013

Some Catholic physicians, including those who do not prescribe contraceptives, are questioning the safety of allowing oral contraceptives to be sold over the counter, as the largest body of obstetricians and gynecologists in the U.S. recommended in December.

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Haitian rebuilding focuses on ending poverty

January 21, 2013

Soon after a monstrous earthquake devastated much of Haiti three years ago, the mantra among Haitian government leaders and a good share of relief and development agencies was “build back Haiti better.”

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Parishes called to support people with mental illness

Deacon Tom Lambert

January 21, 2013

When Deacon Tom Lambert’s wife was hospitalized for open heart surgery, friends brought unsolicited meals to the family’s door in Fall River, Mass.

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