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December 8, 2016
Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105. Credit: Catholic Charities/Jeffrey Bruno (CC BY 2.0).

.- The updated version of the Vatican's document on priestly formation, released Wednesday, deals with issues of clericalism, homosexuality, and the protection of minors, among other things.

Pope Francis meets with President Park Geun-hye of South Korea at the Vatican on Oct. 17, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

.- Pope Francis gave an interview to a Belgian magazine in which he cautioned media to avoid several major temptations, including the desire to always focus on scandal – which he compared to “coprophilia,” a mental illness in which a person has an abnormal interest in feces.

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.- Citing the prospect of a more favorable Supreme Court, Ohio legislators have passed a ban on abortions once an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.
.- Beauty, under the care of artists, has the ability to transform even the everyday lives of men and women, Pope Francis said in a message for the annual meeting of the Pontifical Academies on Tuesday.
.- A new association for women working in the Vatican announced Wednesday provides a personal and professional network for women to offer support to each other and to the community.
.- A cloistered nun in India came out of her convent for an extraordinary reason: to attend a graduation ceremony for her doctorate in Aerospace Engineering.