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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.

Commandments are God’s recipe for a good life, says Benedict

September 17, 2012

The Ten Commandments are a gift from God to help people live a correct relationship with God and with others, Pope Benedict said.

“God gave us the commandments to educate us about true freedom and authentic love so that we could be truly happy,” he said in a video message played Sept. 8 in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo.

Solidarity criticizes Romney for using JP2 in TV ad

September 17, 2012

Poland’s Solidarity trade union criticized U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for using images of the country and Blessed John Paul II in his campaign.

Parish gun buyback nets 365 firearms

September 17, 2012

An Aug. 30 gun buyback program conducted by the Detroit Police Department at a westside Detroit parish netted 365 guns.

Pope asks Africans to defend faith, culture

September 17, 2012

Pope Benedict encouraged lay Catholics in Africa to defend Christian and traditional African values, share their faith in Jesus and transform African society.

Loving Jesus leads one to prayer – pope

Pope Benedict

September 17, 2012

The more people love Jesus, the more they will want to spend time with him in prayer; and the more they pray, the more they will resemble him, Pope Benedict said.

Film of Catholic high school depicts teens’ faith

September 17, 2012

Filmmakers seeking to capture American high school students as they balance the demands of the Catholic faith with life as a teenager chose a Catholic high school in Draper, Utah, for their pilot documentary.

Bishop convicted of failing to report abuse

Bishop Robert Finn

September 17, 2012

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., was convicted Sept. 6 of one count of failing to report suspected child abuse and acquitted on another count in a brief bench trial.

Whole Church must help to heal sexual abuse

September 17, 2012

The “most tragic wound” of clerical sexual abuse will not heal without a response from the entire Catholic Church – hierarchy and laity together – said the chief Vatican investigator of abuse cases.

Official learned value of dialogue the hard way

September 17, 2012

Living in a war zone taught Comboni Father Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot the importance of interreligious dialogue “as an instrument for overcoming conflict and drawing together from the source of peace.”

Philippines in prayer

September 17, 2012

Residents of Borongan, Philippines, pray during a Mass of thanksgiving Sept. 1 after a magnitude-7.6 quake struck off the Philippines’ east coast Aug. 31.

Cardinal Martini, biblical scholar, dies at 85

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini

September 10, 2012

Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a renowned biblical scholar and former archbishop of Milan, died Aug. 31 at the age of 85 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Shevchuk greets Canadians on eve of Ukrainian synod

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

September 10, 2012

The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church sent greetings to Canada’s Ukrainian Catholics as he prepared for a multicity visit that includes leading the Church’s Synod of Bishops.

Benedict signs up for WYD Rio 2013

WYD 2013 Logo

September 10, 2012

Germans are known for being punctual, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Pope Benedict was the first person signed up for World Youth Day 2013.

Philadelphia CFO gets 2 to 7 years in jail

September 10, 2012

The former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will spend the next two to seven years in state prison for embezzling more than $900,000 from the Church over seven years.

Prelate apologizes for drunken driving charge

September 10, 2012

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, to be installed in October as archbishop of San Francisco, was arrested in San Diego early Aug. 26 for driving under the influence.

Pope says Christians must not compromise

Pope Benedict

September 10, 2012

Marking the feast of the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, Pope Benedict said Christians must not bow to the pressure of the powerful who demand a denial of Christ or of the truth he taught.

Pope packing his bags for Lebanon trip

September 10, 2012

When Pope Benedict travels to Lebanon Sept. 14-16 – assuming spillover from the civil war in neighbouring Syria doesn’t force a last-minute cancellation of the trip – his purpose will be above all pastoral.

Displaced Congolese

September 10, 2012

Civilians displaced by fighting wait for food rations at a camp near the eastern Congolese city of Goma July 31.

Ukrainian Catholic leader also wants reconciliation

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

September 3, 2012

The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said he hopes to follow up a Polish-Russian joint message by pursuing a similar reconciliation process with Russian Orthodox leaders.