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Convert tells pope Islam is not an inherently good religion
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -— The Muslim-born journalist baptized by Pope Benedict XVI at Easter asked the pope to tell his top aide for relations with Muslims that Islam is not an intrinsically good religion and that Islamic terrorism is not the result of a minority gone astray.

Vatican advises psychological evaluations in seminaries
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -— A Vatican document said seminary candidates should undergo psychological evaluations whenever there is a suspicion of personality disturbances or serious doubts about their ability to live a celibate life.

Carmelite monks in Wyoming roast coffee to raise money
WASHINGTON (CNS) -— Something’s brewing in the Wyoming hamlet of Clark. There, a small but growing community of cloistered Carmelite monks has launched a coffee business. Some monks make fruitcake; these monks make coffee.

Jesus promises that society won’t stand if worldly values are chosen
A couple of weeks before the presidential election, I attended a lecture at a local college given by the acclaimed Catholic theologian and author Father Richard John Neuhaus. He said it is imperative for Christians to bring Gospel values into the “public square.” (Word to Life, Seeds of Faith section)

Leaders as servants: Turning the world upside down
Sept. 23 was the fifth anniversary of Dick’s death. Dick was 62 when he died, much too young to my way of thinking and to the thinking of many. (Columns)

Watching your retirement, don’t forget the poor
The worldwide financial roller coaster of the past few weeks has caused legitimate concern and even outright panic among many Americans. Still, now more than ever, the less fortunate among us must not become victims of this unprecedented fiscal turmoil that has touched numerous households. (CNS, Opinions)

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