Ignorance of faith opens door to secularism

Pope Benedict

October 29, 2012

Ignorance of the faith puts Christians at risk of following a “do-it-yourself” religion, Pope Benedict said.

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Church teachings give women freedom – law prof

Helen Alvare

October 29, 2012

Helen Alvare, former U.S. bishops’ pro-life spokeswoman, is the co-author and editor of a new book, Breaking Through, Catholic Women Speak for Themselves.

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The making of saints should not be used for partisan interests

Fr. Raymond de Souza

October 29, 2012

The making of saints is a joyous affair, with a gracious spirit abounding toward all, and a determined effort to ignore any discordant notes.

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Farm co-ops better than profit-making, says pope

October 29, 2012

Farm co-ops can provide the world with an “alternative vision” to government or international agriculture policies that place too much emphasis on profits, protecting certain markets or employing new technology that could prove dangerous, Pope Benedict said.

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Canonization rite moved out of Mass

October 29, 2012

In a continuing effort to preserve the integrity of the liturgy, Pope Benedict has decreed that the rite of canonization of a saint will now be held prior to the Mass.

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Salvador tourists can follow route of Romero

October 29, 2012

The Salvadoran government will open a tourist route in honour of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was killed by death squads in March 1980.

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Nigerian bishop honoured for peace efforts

Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan

October 29, 2012

Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, is the 2012 Pax Christi International Peace Laureate.

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Water of life

October 29, 2012

A two-year-old girl from Germany drinks water from a fountain just outside St. Peter’s Square.

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Council fathers turn their attention to liturgical reform

October 22, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

All of the preliminaries were now over and the Second Vatican Council got down to business. But what business would that be? Of the 70 schema (proposed documents), the council fathers had seen only seven. Of those seven, by far the most important were those on divine revelation and on the liturgy.

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Fr. Terrio named bishop of St. Paul

Fr. Paul Terrio

October 22, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The phone call to Father Paul Terrio inviting him to come to Ottawa to meet with the apostolic nuncio came on the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day.

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