January 9, 2012

French president praises Joan of Arc for forging ‘national conscience’

DOMREMY, France – French President Nicolas Sarkozy praised his country’s patron, St. Joan of Arc, for helping “forge the national conscience.”
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Pope baptizes 16 infants, says sacraments help parents raise kids right

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI baptized 16 infants and told their parents and godparents that prayer and the sacraments will give them the strength and guidance they need to promote a child’s true well-being.
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Maryland bishops speak out against poverty

Sounding the alarm about poverty in Maryland, the state’s bishops called on Catholics to urge lawmakers to “make decisions, pass legislation and appropriate public money in a manner that is charitable, just and reflective of our shared human dignity.”
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