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Social networks can point people towards authentic questioning, silence and prayer (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI, in an apparent reference to Twitter, says profound thoughts can be communicated even in concise phrases

About 7,000 members of the Neocatechumenal Way attended a papal audience on Friday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI explains that the celebrations “are not strictly liturgical, but are part of an itinerary of growth in the faith”

Etsuro Sotoo is completing the main sculptures of the Sagrada Familia

St Agnes (January 21) went to the place of execution ‘more cheerfully than others go to their wedding’

Daily readings: January 22 – 28

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Third Sunday of the Year: Jonah 3:1-5 & 10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (AP)

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan says that decision draws “an unprecedented line in the sand”

Catholic education chief steps down

Catholic Education Service confirms resignation of Oona Stannard, director for 12 years

Print edition 20.01.12

Print edition 20.01.12

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Addressing more than 7,000 people of the Neocatechumenal Way, Pope Benedict XVI has approved the celebrations marking the itinerary of Christian initiation