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2010-11-02 08:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the 100-year-old social service network working to reduce poverty in America, has presented specially-commissioned Centennial Medals to national and international Catholic leaders and organizations in recognition of their deep commitment to the vision and mission of the organization. The awards were presented during Catholic Charities USA's 2010 Centennial Celebration. (Logo:...

2005-11-29 20:56:12

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The Vatican's tougher stand on homosexuality has divided American Catholics, with some welcoming it as a renewal of a Church plagued by scandal and others warning it would further alienate Catholic leaders. Reflecting the divisions foreseen by some churchmen and scholars, a Catholic priest in Arizona announced his resignation because of "aggressive anti-gay positions" at the Vatican and the U.S. Church. "I could no longer stay in that institution...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.