From the monthly archives: April 2013

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St. Francis emphatically not a layperson

April 15, 2013

Thank you for the excellent coverage of this grace-filled moment of transition in the Church.

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Warning against yoga absurdly fundamentalist

April 15, 2013

I recently read the article by Chris Miller reviewing Father Denis Phaneuf’s recent statements about New Age practices (“Prairie priest warns against yoga, herbal medicines” WCR, March 25).

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Tutu wins Templeton Prize in religion

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu

April 15, 2013

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu was named the 2013 Templeton Prize winner for his work in advancing the ideals of love and understanding in his native South Africa and around the world.

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Archdiocese uses eBay to try to sell church

April 15, 2013

The Berlin Archdiocese is continuing to try to sell unused churches and even listed a church on eBay.

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Pope names replacement in Buenos Aires

April 15, 2013

Pope Francis has named Argentine Bishop Mario Aurelio Poli as his replacement in Buenos Aires.

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Traditional marriage good for society – bishop

April 15, 2013

Traditional marriage between one man and one woman is really about the good of children and families, and the “good of families” is about “the good of society,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.

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Pope Francis to live in Vatican guesthouse

April 15, 2013

Pope Francis has decided not to move into the papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, but to live in a suite in the Vatican guesthouse where he has been since the beginning of the conclave that elected him, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman.

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Resist the ‘dark joy’ of gossip, pope urges

April 15, 2013

Gossiping about someone is a “dark joy” that Christians must resist because it is a betrayal like Judas’ betrayal of Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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Pope’s election puts new focus on Jesuits

April 15, 2013

The election of Pope Francis, the first member of the Society of Jesus to rise to the papacy, “has been one long infomercial” for the order, said Jesuit Father Brian Paulson, rector of the Jesuit community at Loyola University Chicago.

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Judge rules children can buy contraceptives

April 15, 2013

An April 5 decision by a New York federal judge to lift age limits on purchases of over-the-counter emergency contraceptives should be “appealed and overturned,” says an official of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.

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