Married priests have an expanded view of family

November 26, 2012

In Eastern Christianity – among both Catholics and Orthodox – a dual vocation to marriage and priesthood are seen as a call to broaden the boundaries of what a priest considers to be his family, said Russian Catholic Father Lawrence Cross.

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Catholics are called to share faith, says Wuerl

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

November 26, 2012

The Church’s New Evangelization and its call to share the faith is the responsibility of all Catholics, said Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington.

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Faith is an encounter with love – Benedict

Pope Benedict

November 26, 2012

Far from being just a moral or ethical code, Christianity is “an experience of love; it’s welcoming the person of Jesus,” Pope Benedict said.

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Pope sets up pontifical Latin Academy

November 26, 2012

Pope Benedict has established the Pontifical Academy of Latinity to promote the study of the Latin language and culture, and not just within the Catholic Church.

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Liturgy of the Hours to undergo revision

November 26, 2012

Just a year after Catholics began using the new English translation of the Roman Missal at Masses, the U.S. bishops agreed Nov. 13 to have work begin on a revision of the Liturgy of the Hours.

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Hospitals need Catholic identity – archbishop

November 26, 2012

In their mission to serve all people, Catholic health care facilities also must be vigilant in maintaining their Christian identity and protecting the life and dignity of the human person, said the head of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry.

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Dorothy Day called a saint for our time

Dorothy Day

November 26, 2012

The U.S. bishops endorsed the sainthood cause of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, who was famously quoted as saying, “Don’t call me a saint.

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New shepherd appointed to Timmins Diocese

November 26, 2012

The Timmons, Ont., Diocese’s long wait for a new shepherd is now over with the Nov. 10 announcement of Pope Benedict’s appointment of Msgr. Serge Poitras.

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Defending marriage

November 26, 2012

Opponents of same-sex marriage demonstrate in Paris Nov. 18 against the French government’s draft law to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples.

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Prayers for Gaza

November 26, 2012

Palestinians take part in a prayer service to show solidarity with Gaza at a Catholic church in the West Bank village of Beit Jala Nov. 18.

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