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Priest attacked in robbery attempt

Nov 22, 2006

About 20 unidentified people attacked a Catholic priest around midnight Nov. 19 and left him for dead in what Church... Read more

Pope receives Anglican chief, offers challenge on episcopal ordinations

Nov 22, 2006

Receiving Archbishop Rowan Williams, the head of the Anglican Church, Pope Benedict XVI offered words of welcome today, but challenged... Read more

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Holy Father and Archbishop of Canterbury sign common declaration

Nov 22, 2006

Following their private meeting this morning, the Pope and the archbishop of Canterbury signed a Common Declaration in the presence... Read more

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US Congressmen tell Amnesty Int'l to stay neutral on abortion

Nov 21, 2006

Seventy-four U.S. congressmen on Monday urged Amnesty International to remain neutral on the issue of abortion, saying that a pro-abortion... Read more

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Catholic-Orthodox disagreements will be overcome, says Russian Catholic leader

Nov 21, 2006

Catholic Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, head of the Diocese of the Mother of God in Moscow, says he is certain that... Read more

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Catholic Charities faces more requests for help this Christmas

Nov 21, 2006

A new survey of Catholic Charities agencies across the country shows requests for help, especially among the working class, are... Read more

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Scottish Cardinal laments Darfur situation, praises work of charity

Nov 21, 2006

Celebrating a Mass in memory of Fr. Werenfried van Straaten, the Dutch Norbertine priest who founded international charity Aid to... Read more

Saint Paul reveals the greatness and nobility of the Church, Pope Benedict says

Nov 21, 2006

Offering the last of his reflections on St. Paul during his weekly General Audiences, Pope Benedict XVI explained the special... Read more

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Pope condemns assassination of leading Catholic politician

Nov 21, 2006

Speaking at the conclusion of his weekly General Audience this morning, Pope Benedict XVI strongly criticized the recent assassination of... Read more

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Pontifical Council for Health Care completes study on condom use and AIDS

Nov 21, 2006

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, announced on Tuesday his dicastery has finished a... Read more

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Archbishop of Oaxaca renews call for solution to crisis in the region

Nov 21, 2006

Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Oaxaca has renewed his call for a solution to the crisis that has gripped... Read more

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Chilean scholars reflect on main themes of Papal speech in Regengburg

Nov 21, 2006

A group of renowned Chilean scholars have offered a series of reflections about the main themes of Pope Benedict XVI’s... Read more

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Holy See Press Office director calls Pope’s new book “very wonderful news”

Nov 21, 2006

The director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, said it was “very wonderful news” that Pope Benedict... Read more

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Pope trying to restore world's sense of faith and reason, Weigel says at U.N. conference

Nov 20, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has been reflecting upon the relationship of faith and reason and warning about the dangers that come... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI completes first book of Pontificate, "Jesus of Nazareth"

Nov 20, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has finished work on the first book of what he hopes will become a two volume exploration... Read more

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Santa Rosa bishop offered counseling in lieu of criminal charges

Nov 20, 2006

Bishop Daniel Walsh of Santa Rosa will follow a four-month counseling program, rather than face criminal charges, for failing to... Read more

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Cardinal Poupard heads meeting on Catholic culture in Goa

Nov 20, 2006

Cardinal Paul Poupard is in Goa, India this week to promote what he calls, a sincere and authentic intercultural and... Read more

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Anti-celibacy sect attracts Catholic priests, ex-seminarians in Kenya

Nov 20, 2006

A Kenyan sect, opposed to mandatory priestly celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church, is quietly wooing former and suspended Catholic... Read more

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Cardinal Bertone: Church’s social teaching enriches research and formation in Catholic universities

Nov 20, 2006

In a message to Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, for the closing of... Read more

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“Architecture should point to the transcendent,” says Chilean designer

Nov 20, 2006

One of Chile’s top architects said this week that architecture in both religious and civil structures should “point to the... Read more