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The Coffee/Conscience Connection

By Carol Ann Morrow

The best part of waking up for those who harvest coffee in Central America is the Fair Trade movement. Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini of San Marcos, Guatemala, explains how this offers these workers a living wage.

How the Church Convalidates Civil Marriages

By Msgr. Joseph M. Champlin

Couples who are not married Catholic often want their union officially recognized by the Church at a later date. Here's what that involves.


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