From the monthly archives: September 2013

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Teachers’ strike affects Mexico City cathedral

September 16, 2013

They come and go, running riot in the Mexican capital, but they always return to a tent city in the central Zocalo Square – right in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, which Catholic officials say has been negatively affected by the presence of so many protesting teachers.

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Dominican Republic nuncio faces sexual abuse claims

September 16, 2013

The Dominican Republic’s top prosecutor said Sept. 4 that he plans to investigate claims of sexual abuse allegedly committed by the apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, just a day after the Vatican confirmed its own investigation into the allegations.

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N. Mexico diocese to file for bankruptcy protection

September 16, 2013

When Bishop James Wall became the bishop of the Diocese of Gallup in 2009, he knew there were festering issues regarding allegations of priest sex abuse, but not to the extent that has brought the sprawling southwestern diocese to the doors of U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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WYD a great party of faith, says pope

September 16, 2013

Pope Francis recalled his July 22-28 visit to Rio de Janeiro, thanking his Brazilian hosts for their warm welcome, and describing World Youth Day celebrations there as a great party of faith.

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Pope Benedict celebrates Mass with former students

September 16, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI emerged briefly from prayerful retreat to celebrate Mass with a group of his former doctoral students.

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Mexican train derailment leads to calls for action

September 16, 2013

The Mexican bishops’ ministry for people on the move called for prayer, reflection and action after a train carrying northbound Central Americans derailed in southern Mexico, killing 11 migrants.

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Smith thanks Bertone, welcomes his replacement

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

September 16, 2013

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) president has thanked the retiring Vatican secretary of state and welcomed his replacement.

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Displaced in Congo

September 16, 2013

Civilians displaced by recent fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels carry their belongings as they walk along a road in Kibati village near Goma, Congo, Sept. 2.

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Candidates needed for difficult, but noble art of politics

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September 16, 2013

Capable Catholics should not be reticent about becoming candidates in the civic elections held across Alberta Oct. 21. Serving in public office is one way lay Catholics can help to renew the "temporal order," the life and breath of society.

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Atheism reveals religion's blind spots, hypocrisy

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 16, 2013

In his monumental study of atheism, Michael Buckley suggests that atheism is invariably a parasite that feeds off bad religion. It feeds off bad religion, picks on bad religion and picks apart bad religion.

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