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Three Days That Changed the World: A Reflection on Death by Pope Benedict XVI
Last edited 4th November 2011

On Thursday 3 November, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the three days that change the world – and our relationship with death – forever, as he presided over a Mass in honour of the Cardinals and Bishops who have died in the past twelve months.


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Bishops Blast Catholic Governor's Role in Abortion Award Ceremony
Last edited 3rd November 2011

Illinois' six Catholic bishops have deplored Catholic governor Pat Quinn's role as the presenter of a “Pro-Choice Leadership Award” at an abortion advocacy group's upcoming ceremony.


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The New Translation of the Mass - Frequently Asked Questions
Last edited 4th November 2011

Catholics around the world are starting to use the New Translation of the English Missal during Mass. The entire Church has been blessed with this opportunity to deepen its understanding of the Sacred Liturgy, and to appreciate its meaning and importance in our lives.


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As Through Fire - Reflection for All Souls Day, 2 November
Last edited 2nd November 2011

Catholics are often criticized for the practice of praying for the dead. However this is a valuable part of our faith, as we are all united through the Communion of Saints, and are therefore called to pray for those trying to make their way to Heaven - living and dead. Watch this video to find out more.

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Sacraments 101: Anointing of the Sick
Last edited 22nd October 2012

Who can receive the Anointing of the Sick? How often? Where is it done? These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101.”


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Fr. Robert Barron on "Why We Pray for the Dead"
Last edited 14th November 2011

November 2nd is All Souls Day - a day to pray for those who have passed away. But why do we pray for the dead... what good can it do? In this video, Father Barron answers the question, "Why do we pray for the dead?"


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Fr. Robert Barron Comments on All Saints Day
Last edited 1st November 2011

November 1st is All Saints Day. Why does the Catholic Church celebrate this feast day? Isn't it a bit old fashioned? In this video, Fr. Robert Barron reflects on the famous quote: "there is only real sadness in life - not to be a saint", in light of the feast of All Saints.

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Believers of Many Faiths Seek One Truth
Last edited 2nd November 2011

Pilgrims of all faith traditions who gathered at Assisi for the interfaith summit agreed that it was a historic event of great importance.

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Novena for the Holy Souls in November
Last edited 1st November 2011

The month of November is dedicated to praying for the dead. The souls in purgatory need our help. They are no longer able to merit for themselves, and it is only through the prayers of the all of us that they can be released from their torments. We are assured by our Holy Faith that they will be eternally grateful to those who pray for their release.


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Justice and Reconciliation in Africa - Pope's Mission Intention for November 2011
Last edited 1st November 2011

In addition to asking Catholics to pray for the Eastern Churches this month, the Holy Father has also asked us to pray: "That the African continent may find strength in Christ to pursue justice and reconciliation as set forth by the Second Synod of African Bishops." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict XVI's mission intention for November 2011.

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