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Pope: Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service – The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said. “How many times we’ve heard in our neighbourhoods, ‘Oh that person over there always goes to church, but he badmouths everyone, skins them alive.’ What a bad [...]

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Church Active in Anti-Trafficking Work

From Mike Pothier, research  coordinator: Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office Colleen Bentley (“Make law against trafficking real”, October 1) asks whether the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) has done any further work on human trafficking since it was addressed in a research paper in 2010.

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Lessons from a Cardinal’s Media Fiasco

Church leaders, especially in the higher levels of the hierarchy, have a particular responsibility to represent the Christian virtues of charity and honesty, especially in public.

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Benedict: ‘My son and friend’

Benedict Daswa was a son and friend to his mother. STUART GRAHAM travelled to Tzaneen diocese and spoke to his mother about the man who might become South Africa’s first saint, and to his friend about the details of the 1990 mob killing.

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There’s Perfection in Imperfection

None of us enjoy it when someone points out our weaknesses to us. Very few of us readily admit that we have weaknesses and imperfections — at least not just to anyone.

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The Dream of One United Church

Every year, from January 18-25, the Church observes a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. How did this come about? Meet Paul Wattson, a “Prophet of Unity”, for the whole story.

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