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‘Frightening’ shift seen toward Down syndrome babies

Many prospective parents are waiting for years to adopt children with Down syndrome, according to a recent news article.

Pope speaks of Orthodox as a sister church

Just as Sts. Peter and Andrew were brothers, the Catholic and Orthodox churches have a special relationship as true sister churches, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Faith leaders join to condemn torture

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick joined with 26 other faith leaders June 13 in calling for a clear U.S. policy against torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of detainees.

Orthodox concerned over ‘patriarch’ deletion

The bishops of the Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople have expressed concern over Pope Benedict XVI

Synod’s secretariat to present outline

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops will soon hand Pope Benedict XVI an outline which he will use to write an apostolic exhortation on the Eucharist.

9 consultors named to dicastery

Pope Benedict XVI has named a bishop, seven priests and a nun as consultors for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

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