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Benedict says predecessor's faith, courage were signs of holiness

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The risen Jesus, not money or power, is the source of life, pope says

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Funeral held for Monsignor Kerin, Charlotte diocese's second chancellor

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Bishop Jugis: Sin 'doesn't have a chance'

'Christ's love redeems us,' he preaches at Easter Vigil Mass
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James Cooney: The ethic of life and the death penalty

James Cooney: The ethic of life and the death penalty

In November 1998, I sat in a small room at Central Prison in Raleigh, my knees up against the chair in front of me. Less than eight feet away lay my friend and client, John Noland, strapped to a gurney so that he could not move. He turned to...

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Allison Schumacher: A beautiful exchange

Allison Schumacher: A beautiful exchange

Last fall the Diocese of Charlotte sent 22 seminarians off to school. For most it was a return to their academic studies, spiritual formation and human development. For eight it was the beginning of their first year, an introduction to seminary...

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The Poor Clares: Forming beauty: Raising women of God

The Poor Clares: Forming beauty: Raising women of God

As women, when we are born, we carry the bodily marks of femininity as designed by God, and the attributes of soul which are the natural characteristics of the female sex. But if we believe that our womanliness is a "given" as a result, we are...

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'American Bible Challenge' game show revs up for third season

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America still loves a good TV game show, as "The American Bible Challenge" has demonstrated. It's the highest-rated program on cable's Game Show Network, which specializes in this kind of thing. The third season of "The...

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Vatican DVDs let everyone see things even most serious tourists don't

VATICAN CITY — Some 5.5 million visitors toured the Vatican Museums last year, and the numbers continue to grow. "The popularity of Pope Francis has reverberated onto the museums," Antonio Paolucci, the museums' director, told journalists. Now,...

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St. Matthew author applies Theology of the Body to help heal poor body image

St. Matthew author applies Theology of the Body to help heal poor body image

Book 'meant for all, not just Catholics' CHARLOTTE — Let's be honest. Each one of us has struggled with our body image at some point in our lives. Whether it was the painful journey through adolescence, coming to terms with "middle aged spread"...

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