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  • Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting

    LAFAYETTE, La. (CNS) -- Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette in which two were killed and nine wounded. "On behalf of the Catholic faithful in the Diocese ...

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  • Church leaders want Israel to step up protection of Christian sites

    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Although Israeli officials have publicly criticized the June arson attack that seriously damaged the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha, anti-Christian violence is not new, said a representative of the religious order. Benedictine ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    We learned with great sadness yesterday that, William Cardinal Baum, the former Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, had passed away. In addition to his ministry in Washington, he had been the former Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education ...

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Overtime, overhauls and the ordinary: 2013 goes down in Vatican history


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When the Vatican publishes its annual report detailing its activities and operations, the 1,400-page volume is filled with references to the every day and the exceptional. Each Vatican congregation, council, office and organization creates a summary of its ongoing projects, original publications, new equipment and technology, and major renovations in the "Attivita della Santa Sede" ("The Activity of the Holy See").

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


We learned with great sadness yesterday that, William Cardinal Baum, the former Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, had passed away. In addition to his ministry in Washington, he had been the former Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and the former Grand Penitentiary.

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