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An online repository and discussion site for working papers on the relation of Catholic social teaching to economic life and thought.
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Two Roman Catholic priests have been accused of stealing $800,000 from the collection plate of their church in the US state of Florida.

2009-01-22

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Women are prouder than men, but men are more lustful, according to a Vatican report which states that the two sexes sin differently. A Catholic survey found that the most common sin for women was pride, while for men, the urge for food was only surpassed by the urge for sex. The report was based on a study of confessions carried out by Fr Roberto Busa, a 95-year-old Jesuit scholar.

2009-02-18

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Hell is a place where sinners really do burn in an everlasting fire, and not just a religious symbol designed to galvanise the faithful, the Pope has said.

2007-03-27

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Pope Benedict was in charge of Roman Catholic doctrine in 1990 when, as Cardinal Ratzinger, he commented on the 17th-Century Galileo trial. In the speech, he quoted Austrian-born philosopher Paul Feyerabend as saying the Church's verdict against Galileo had been "rational and just". Galileo's inquisitors maintained the scriptures indicated the Earth was stationary. Galileo, a devout Catholic, was forced to renounce his...

2008-01-15

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A very clever cleric and scientist. He agrees with Dawkins to an incredible degree, throwing away most religious dogmas, agreeing with evolution, God having no designer role, etc. -- but he did not manage to explain why does he still believe in any god, if everything can be so well explained by the laws of nature (both known and probable)! Tomáš J. Fülöpp...

2008-12-09

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Benedict XVI, who is on a tour of Africa, said handing out condoms only increased the problem of HIV/Aids. The Roman Catholic Church says marital fidelity and sexual abstinence are the best way to prevent the spread of HIV. But France, echoing the reaction of some aid agencies, said it "voices extremely sharp concern over the consequences of the Pope's comments". While it is not up to us to pass judgment on Church doctrine,...

2009-03-18

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The Vatican has brought up to date the traditional seven deadly sins by adding seven modern mortal sins it claims are becoming prevalent in what it calls an era of "unstoppable globalisation"...
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The Vatican has urged all Catholics to stop donating money to Amnesty International, accusing the human rights group of promoting abortion.

2007-06-14

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St Thérèse's relics date from her death in 1897 at the age of just 24, and consist of a thigh and a foot. She is apparently in three parts, some in Lisieux and some on perpetual tour of France. Who conducted this gruesome dismemberment is not clear, but her penning of a best-selling autobiography made her patron saint, among others, of aviators, florists, Aids victims and "little things in life"...

2009-09-17

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The Shroud of Turin has been reproduced by an Italian scientist in another attempt to prove that the cloth bearing an image of Christ's face is a fake...

2009-10-06

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Pope Benedict has moved two of his predecessors, Pius XII, and John Paul II, closer to Roman Catholic sainthood.
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Researchers have used X-ray techniques to uncover the cause of death of a 700-year-old Italian saint. Santa Rosa - who died when she was 18 or 19 years old - was most likely killed by a blood clot in the heart, say the Italian research team.

2010-06-11

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