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Due to the recent attacks on the Holy Father from the mainstream T.V. media and Print media,
I've listed a set of postings that may help confused Catholics on this and related issues.

I highly recommend you read all postings in this section.

Favorites Recent News and Events
On issues dealing with the Holy Father's book: Light of the World
James Akin The Pope Said WHAT about Condoms??? by James Akin
Our postings Is the Holy Father mistaken on this condom issue? I'm confused!
  How can the Church can teach that contraception is a sin when AIDS is rampant?
  As an atheist, why would the Pope say condoms don't prevent AIDS when it would save lives?
Replies from members at AskACatholic.com
Mike/Eric How would your Pope reply to this?
Eric, Mary Ann, Mike Why is the media in a feeding frenzy against the Church?
Mike and
Mary Ann
Why doesn't the Pope resign?
Mary Ann How can my confidence be restored in the Catholic Church after these sex scandals?
Mike and
Mary Ann
On the sex abuse scandal: Why is my reasoning and conclusion erroneous?
From the Vatican and the USCCB, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Vatican Abuse Of Minors. The Church's Response from the Vatican going back to 1962!
(last document on this page.)
Vatican Guide to Understanding Basic CDF Procedures concerning Sexual Abuse Allegations from the Vatican
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People — Essential Norms

Statement of Episcopal Commitment — June 2005 from the USCCB.
 

Dateline: Spring 2010 from the Catholic Answers Newsletter.

Vatican: Catholic Church Growing

The Catholic Church is growing according to the Annuario Pontificio (Pontifical Yearbook), a work that is published annually by the Vatican.

The 2010 edition was presented to Pope Benedict XVI in February.  It contains statistics on the world's Catholic population for 2008.

Number of Catholics Up

The Annuario revealed that from 2007 to 2008 the number of Catholics worldwide rose by 19 million, for a total of 1.166 billion.

That number represents 17.4 percent of the global population, up from 17.33 percent the previous year.

The Catholic population increased not just in raw numbers but also relative to the world population as a whole. In other words, The Catholic population grew faster than the non-Catholic population.

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