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Truth in Fiction

  I enjoy reading medieval mysteries. I recently discovered the writing of Judith Rock whose protagonist Charles du Luc is a Jesuit scholastic in late seventeenth century Paris. After earning a Ph.D. in Theology and Art from the Graduate Theological Union with research that later became the root of the Charles du Luc books, Judith Rock moved to New York City. She danced and taught as an independent artist, and was also half of a tap-dance-and-talk duo A Loose Association with cabaret performer Tom Knudsen. After her knees decided they’d danced long enough, she spent several years as a...
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Forum: Our hopes for new catholic times sensus fidelium

Please take some time over the holiday season to let us know what you are thinking and feeling about the abuse scandal that has engulfed the Roman Catholic Church ; the response of Pope John Paul II; the response of the current pope Benedict XVI; the response of the Canadian bishops, American bishops, Irish bishops, German bishops and individual bishops, priests and commentators in the media. If you talk about it in your family, community, parish, school invite others to respond also. You are the “sensus fidelium” and it is important to hear from you The Abuse Scandal in the Roman Catholic...
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Church Notes April 9th 2012

   New funeral rites: Vatican bans scattering of ashes New funeral rites: Vatican bans scattering of ashes | New funeral rites, Vatican bans scattering of ashesThe second Italian-language edition of the ‘Funeral Rites’, produced by the Vatican Publishing House, was presented recently at the headquarters of Vatican Radio. Among other things, the new edition contains fully revised biblical texts and prayers. The first innovation refers to the visit to the family, which was not part of the earlier edition. Msgr Angelo Lameri of the National Liturgical Office of the Italian Episcopal...
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Documents Show Vatican Knew of Legion Founder’s Abuse

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Mexico this week to a very public reminder of one of the Catholic Church’s most egregious sex abuse scandals: A new book says internal Vatican documents show the Holy See knew decades ago of allegations that the Mexican founder of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order was a drug addict and pedophile. For full story click on Thanks to Voice Of The Faithful   ...
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Press Briefs 9th April 2012

  Christ is found in sitting with those who sufferBy April Gutierrez        ...
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