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A prophet without honor? The Pope in Germany

The Pope flew into political controversy as he visited his homeland on a four-day tour this last week. Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was pleased to be welcoming Pope Benedict to Germany, and urged Christians to unite against secularism. But … Continue reading

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Let’s pray the news

Pope’s Spain visit marred by protests Up to 1.5 million Catholics celebrated World Youth Day inMadrid, but thousands marched against the Pope’s visit – clashing with police. Many were angry at the cost of the event during harsh economic times, … Continue reading

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Defending the faithful? A few techniques

  Cleric dismisses Irish PM’s attack as a diversion UKnewspapers claim that a Catholic official believes the Irish Prime Minister’s attack on the Church may have been an attempt to distract attention from economic woes. PM Enda Kenny heavily criticised … Continue reading

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Praying the News (July 2011)

  It was heartening to hear  Irish PM Enda Kenny’s robust rebuke of the Vatican last week. He accused the Holy See of ‘dysfunction, disconnection, elitism and narcissism’. Responding to a recent official report that condemned the Vatican’s child abuse … Continue reading

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