December 14, 2011

Catholics doubt British review that says no mental health-abortion link

MANCHESTER, England – Catholic medical professionals have questioned the reliability of a British review concluding that women who have abortions have no increased risk of developing mental health problems.
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Mercy High launches global education center, hears from international leader

Thinking globally isn’t just a catchphrase at Mercy High School. It’s a way of life. That has never been truer, as the school has started a Center for Global Education.
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Filipino Catholic has gift of making sacred images appear on rose petals

SANTA MARIA, Philippines – In the early afternoon on a recent Saturday, an endless line of believers gathered at the altar of the Shrine of the Mother of the Eucharist and Grace.
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Will healing of 15-month-old be considered a miracle?

PEORIA, Ill. – Boxes wrapped in ribbon and a happy little boy are Christmas images, but the combination had another joyful meaning Dec. 11 during ceremonies closing the Diocese of Peoria’s inquiry into an alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
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Transparency still lacking

In response to Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien’s column, “Painful Lesson Learned” (CR, Nov. 24), I am grateful for his admission of the obvious similarities between the church and Penn State. I am grateful for the archbishop’s efforts to protect children in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. However, I take issue with his sweeping comments that credit...
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Deacon reaches out to troubled youths at detention center

PARKVILLE – Two years ago, Deacon Russell Matthews was taking Communion to a homebound woman in a tough section of West Baltimore when he saw two teens walking in his direction.
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