Seminarians urged to rely on Church teaching

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

September 24, 2012

In a letter to seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl encouraged them to rely on authentic Catholic teaching in their preparation for the priesthood, so that they will be able to share the truth of the Church’s teachings with the people they will one day serve.

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Accepted invitation

September 24, 2012

Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople will join Pope Benedict’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

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Philadelphia archbishop’s residence sold for $10M

Philadelphia archbishop's home

September 24, 2012

St. Joseph’s University will buy the archbishop of Philadelphia’s residence for $10 million, the university announced Sept. 7.

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Swiss bishop calls for Church reforms

September 24, 2012

A spokesman for the Swiss bishops’ conference defended its newly elected president, Bishop Markus Buchel of Sankt Gallen, after he called for local bishops to have a greater say on Church reforms.

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Vatican firmly condemns U.S. deaths in Libya

September 24, 2012

The Vatican firmly condemned the recent attack against a U.S. consulate in Libya, which led to the death of a U.S. ambassador, three U.S. personnel and at least 10 Libyans.

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Football coach formed by ‘faith-filled’ nuns

Tom Coughlin

September 24, 2012

Growing up, the toughest person in Coach Tom Coughlin’s life was not the local playground bully, the wise guy at the school bus stop, or any one of his rough and tumble friends. Not even close.

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John XXIII: A most unlikely pope had diverse experiences

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Angelo Giuseppi Roncalli, the pope who convoked the Second Vatican Council, was a pope like no other in the 20th century. He rose to become Pope John XXIII basically under the radar and was formed by a unique set of experiences that helped him understand that the action of the Holy Spirit is not confined to the Catholic Church.

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Smith unveils plans for year of faith, centennial

Archbishop Richard Smith

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Archbishop Richard Smith has announced an array of activities over the next 14 months to celebrate the Edmonton Archdiocese's centennial and the worldwide Year of Faith.

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Otterson made huge mark on students, Catholic education

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Msgr. Felix Otterson, a pillar of Catholic education who touched thousands of young people through decades as a teacher and school administrator, died Sept. 9. He was 89.

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Institute raises warning about children raised away from parents

September 17, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Ottawa-based Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) warns government-sponsored early learning programs may harm the integrity of developing children.

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