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Catholic stuents travel to Rome

June 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Eight Shanley High School seniors will leave today with about 80 other students from North Dakota’s four Catholic high schools, including students from Trinity High School in Dickinson, for a two-week trip to Italy that includes two visits with the pope. Continue Reading

Pope urges end to Syria bloodshed, peace worldwide at Christmas Eve Mass

December 25, 2011 in West Central Tribune

VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in his Christmas message Sunday, an appeal for peace that was challenged by deadly attacks on two Nigerian churches. Continue Reading

Pope: Care needed in pre-marriage counseling, says marriage is not an absolute right

January 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Pope Benedict XVI told priests Saturday to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last and said no one has an absolute right to a wedding.
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Pope: Church must reflect on what allowed abuse

December 20, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican officials Monday that they must reflect on the church’s culpability in its child sex-abuse scandal, but he also blamed a secular society in which he said the mistreatment of children was frighteningly common. Continue Reading

Vatican: Everyone can use condoms to prevent HIV

November 23, 2010 in West Central Tribune

VATICAN CITY Using a condom is a lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner even if that means a woman averts a possible pregnancy, the Vatican said today, signaling a seismic shift in papal teaching as it explained Pope Benedict XVI’s comments. Continue Reading

PNewsBreak: Vatican insider: Pope seeks to start debate on condom use to prevent AIDS spread

November 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune

VATICAN CITY – A Vatican insider says Pope Benedict XVI is seeking to “kick-start a debate” with his suggestion that using condoms could be acceptable in some cases as a means of fighting AIDS.
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