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Where is this church being built? (Click for bigger, better-proportioned version) Answer after the jump

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On Friday Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) will meet with the Dalai Lama in a private audience on October 13. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will be in Rome to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Rome. […]

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Catholic News Service: Pope Benedict XVI is preparing to expand permission to use the Tridentine Mass, the pre-Vatican II rite favored by traditionalist groups, said an informed Vatican source. The pope is expected to issue a document "motu proprio," or […]

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How and why: Seems that he basically kept all the cash given in the collections and never reported it. Skehan appeared to operate under a system of greed and generosity. He routinely kept $1,000 to $3,000 a week for himself, […]

A few weeks ago, Bishop Tod Brown of Orange County issued a pastoral letter which is called The Pastoral Letter or, in the DVD produced to accompany it The Letter – both of which are so pretentious as to be […]

The Diocese of Davenport files for bankruptcy The Catholic Diocese of Davenport filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday afternoon, effectively putting 25 claims of sexual abuse by priests in the hands of a judge. “I and the leadership of the diocese […]

Late last week, the NYTimes ran an article featuring the research (which many question) of Ron Luce, who suggests that only 4% of youth involved in evangelical youth ministry will "stay" Christian. Christianity Today links the piece, provides commentary and […]

In today’s General Audience, Benedict continued his catechesis on the apostles with a focus on Simon and Jude – dialogue being the key concept. Pressing ahead with his illustration of the personalities of the apostles, the pope today dealt with […]