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Religious silence won’t mean peace, Pope Benedict says

In the name of peace, many people are tempted to think it is better not to speak about religion or their specific faith.

Mideast Church leaders pray for peace, dialogue

Catholic Church leaders prayed for peace and dialogue as Mideast violence escalated, and churches and local government buildings opened their doors to the displaced.

Valencia prelate says families are in a new ‘stage’

A new stage has begun: that of the evangelized and evangelizing family, says the archbishop of Valencia.

Dioceses feeling crunch talk money, strategies

Catholic dioceses in the United States

Vatican ledger has $12M surplus

Despite the $8.9 million of extraordinary expenses related to the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican closed its 2005 budget with a surplus of more than $12 million, officials said.

Eucharistic Congress seeking composers for its theme song

The general secretariat of the International Eucharistic Congress has invited musical composers to submit entries for the congress

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