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October 10, 2012 Catholic News Service LOS ANGELES — The Catholic Church’s mission to evangelize “is ever ancient and ever new,” and every member of the church has a duty to carry out this mission, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in a pastoral issued to coincide with the

October 10, 2012 Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In a survey of Catholics age 14 and older, about 12 percent of males and 10 percent of females said they considered a religious vocation at least “a little seriously,” a study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at

If Aristotle’s Kid Had an iPod: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents by Conor Gallagher.

October 5, 2012 Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The dialogue between faith and science will take center stage during the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization, when a Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist addresses some 250 bishops from around the world.  

October 5, 2012 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics who participate in events connected with the 2012-2013 Year of Faith can receive a special indulgence, the Vatican said.  

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Republicans’ and Democrats’ national conventions bookending the Labor Day holiday, it seemed as if each campaign asked questions that ended with the words “better off.”  

October 5, 2012 Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — At the Synod of Bishops, which opens Oct. 7 with a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Square, some 250 prelates from around the world will meet for three weeks to talk and pray about the new evangelization.  

October 5, 2012 Catholic News Service SHANGHAI — Priests and nuns in the Shanghai Diocese were forced to attend compulsory “study classes,” which observers believe were imposed by Chinese authorities in response to the new Shanghai auxiliary’s renunciation of the Catholic Patriotic Association.  

October 5, 2012 Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS — It has been more than 12 years since Blessed John Paul II promulgated Ex Corde Ecclesiae, an apostolic constitution that clarified the relationship between the diocesan bishop and the Catholic colleges and universities within his diocese.  

October 5, 2012 Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori and other religious leaders Sept. 26 asked supporters of traditional marriage to join efforts to overturn Maryland’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage.