Mark Pattison

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Actor did St. Ignatius’ spiritual exercises to prepare for priest role

By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Actor Andrew Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, as part of his preparation for […]

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Big lessons to be learned from small actions, departing USCCB head says

By Mark Pattison BALTIMORE (CNS) — In small and often intimate gestures, there are big lessons for bishops to learn as they exercise their ministry, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz […]

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Use of pornography called 'mortal sin' if done with 'deliberate consent'

By Mark Pattison   WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops approved a statement on pornography on the second day of their Nov. 16-19 fall general meeting in Baltimore. “Producing or […]

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Maine voters reject gay marriage; Catholics win two governor races

By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Maine voters Nov. 3 rejected same-sex marriage, overturning a marriage equality law passed in May. But in Washington state, it appeared that a referendum […]

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Bishops' annual Labor Day statement focuses on health reform debate

By Mark Pattison  WASHINGTON (CNS) — It is possible to bring Catholic values to the ongoing debate over health care reform just as it was done earlier this year in […]

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Environmentalists say pope’s words apply to personal, political arenas

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI’s message on environmental protection, found in his new encyclical, “Caritas in Veritate” (“Charity in Truth”), has applications both in individuals’ daily lives as well as in the political arena, according to leading U.S. Catholic environmentalists