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Open-door policy helps to encourage lapsed Catholics to return home and into the fold

By • Catholic Explorer • 1/15/2008

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (Catholic Explorer) - Matt Gross of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Joliet recently shared his inspiration for initiating a welcoming program for non-practicing Catholics at his parish. A nagging question persists in the mind of the senior citizen almost every time he attends church ...

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Walk for Life West Coast backed by popular Baptist preacher, Dr. King’s niece

By • Catholic San Francisco • 1/15/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Catholic San Francisco) - The Walk for Life West Coast, the annual march against abortion that has drawn thousands of demonstrators to San Francisco every January since 2005, plays a growing role in America’s debate over the rights of the unborn, says a nationally known ...

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'Domestic partnerships’ definition out of order, says Maryland Catholic Conference

By • The Catholic Review • 1/15/2008

BALTIMORE, Md. (The Catholic Review) - In a move described by Catholic leaders as “startling,” a legislative committee approved regulations defining domestic partnerships Jan. 10. The regulations were approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review during a brief ...

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Vocations calendar gets faithful involved in praying for seminarians, clergy, religious

By • Catholic Explorer • 1/15/2008

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (Catholic Explorer) - Over the last several months, the members of the Serra Club of DuPage County, an organization aimed at fostering vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and affiliates of the Joliet Area Vocation Association and the Vocation Office of the Diocese of ...

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Q&A: Is ‘Bodies’ educational or unethical? Review of Catholic teaching on the body

By • Pittsburgh Catholic • 1/11/2008

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Pittsburgh Catholic) - Catholic Online editor’s note: The following is provided as a teaching tool by the Diocese of Pittsburgh regarding “Bodies… The Exhibition,” an exhibit presently running at the Carnegie Science Center. “Bodies” is a display of human bodies and organs intended ...

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‘Bodies’ exhibition using human corpses raises questions regarding human dignity

By • Pittsburgh Catholic • 1/11/2008

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Pittsburgh Catholic) - The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh is presently hosting “Bodies ... The Exhibition,” an exhibit featuring dozens of cadavers that have been skinned and “plastinated” in poses meant to illustrate the human body. Premier Exhibitions of Atlanta, ...

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Parents find facts on sexually transmitted diseases, power to speak to teens on Web site

By • The Catholic Witness • 1/11/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa. (The Catholic Witness) - Every day, youth are bombarded with misleading, confusing and dangerous messages about sex that can lead to devastating repercussions. What is the truth about sexually transmitted diseases? What is the link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer? What ...

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Pro-family groups seek abortion-notification law, repeal of statute for gay rights in schools

By • Catholic San Francisco • 1/10/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Catholic San Francisco) - A coalition of pro-family groups based in Sacramento hopes to gather enough signatures for a statewide initiative to strike down SB 777, a new law stating that public schools may not discriminate against students on the basis of disability, gender, ...

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New Catholic radio station in San Francisco hits the airwaves; may be nation’s largest

By • Catholic San Francisco • 1/9/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Catholic San Francisco) - KSFB-AM 1260 signed on Dec. 10 as Immaculate Heart Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area, the newest outlet in a prospering Catholic radio network and possibly the largest single Catholic radio station in the country. KSFB, formerly KOIT, is the ...

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Parishioners lend a hand, begin new legacy at 125-year old church with Irish, German roots

By • The Criterion • 1/9/2008

GREENSBURG, Ind. (The Criterion) - Eighty families in a small farming and railroading community in south central Indiana gathered together as one to leave behind a legacy. Families of Irish and German descent, bound together by their Catholic faith, sacrificed their time, talent and treasure to ...

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