July 17, 2009

With mail-in ballots counted, bishops approve liturgical translations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced July 17 that four liturgical texts for use in English-speaking countries have been approved by the bishops, nearly a month after their spring meeting in San Antonio.
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Permission to kill: Can a nation ever justify assassination of enemy?

WASHINGTON – Whenever a nation’s leader dies in office, conspiracy theories abound as to what – or who – caused the death.
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Christian, Muslim leaders condemn Indonesian bomb blasts

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Christian and Muslim leaders condemned two bomb blasts in Jakarta as “uncivilized acts” and urged the police to immediately apprehend the culprits.
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Assumption College drops SAT, ACT admission requirements

WORCESTER, Mass. – Assumption College officials announced that they will no longer require prospective students to provide SAT or ACT standardized scores when applying to the 105-year-old Worcester college founded by the Assumptionists.
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Basque bishops apologize for 1930s deaths of priests by Franco troops

VITORIA, Spain – Catholic bishops from Spain’s Basque region have apologized for keeping quiet about the killing of priests by right-wing forces during the Spanish Civil War.
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