Burke determined to restore tradition in liturgy

July 16, 2012

Five years after Pope Benedict lifted most restrictions on celebration of the Tridentine Mass, a senior Vatican official says much work remains to make the traditional liturgy fully accessible to the faithful, and to bring its influence to bear on the form of the Mass most Catholics attend.

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Holy See suffers financial losses in 2011

July 16, 2012

The Holy See sustained its largest budget deficit of the past decade in 2011 as a result of global financial trends, the Vatican said July 5.

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U.S. Church holds 'fortnight for freedom'

July 16, 2012

When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asked Catholics to dedicate 14 days to the preservation of religious freedom through prayer, education and public action, they listened.

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Israeli memorial moderates text on Pius XII

July 16, 2012

New text in an exhibit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial offers a less-critical assessment of the actions of Pope Pius XII in dealing with the Nazi persecution of Jews during the Second World War.

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Vatican offers vocations guidelines for priests

July 16, 2012

In an effort to respond to a "clear and pressing" need for priests, the Vatican released a set of guidelines to help bishops and Church communities promote, recruit and educate a new generation of men for the priesthood.

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Benedict gives Sheen's sainthood cause a boost

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

July 16, 2012

Pope Benedict has approved the heroic virtues of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the Vatican announced June 28, clearing the way for the advancement of his sainthood cause.

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Canadian palliums

July 16, 2012

Pope Benedict presented a pallium to Archbishop Christian Lepine of Montreal during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 29.

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Camp Encounter honours those who built a tradition

July 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Camp Encounter, a 100-acre property set on the eastern shores of Lac la Nonne, has been part of the Catholic scene for more than a century. The Church has been using it in various forms since 1901.

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First Nations elders proclaim education as buffalo of today

July 2, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – "Education is our buffalo," was a phrase shared by Leona Carter, keynote speaker at the annual Wahkotowin Society's students' luncheon.

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CCODP adopts '3-D' process for deciding on overseas partners

Michael Casey

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) is drafting a process to make decisions about overseas partners, especially if controversy arises.

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