Canadian Anglicans to unite with Rome

April 9, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – On Divine Mercy Sunday April 15, two bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) – Bishop Peter Wilkinson in Victoria, and Bishop Carl Reid in Ottawa - will lead their clergy and people into the Catholic Church.

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Politics fingered in CCODP cuts – experts

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Canada's bishops are asking the government to explain a 68 per cent cut in CIDA funding to Development and Peace, but development experts and opposition politicians are offering explanations the bishops are unlikely to hear from the government.

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Cuba needs religious freedom

April 9, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In his largest event during his three-day trip to Cuba, Pope Benedict pulled no punches and called for full religious freedom and greater respect for human rights on the island.

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Traditional African religions remain attractive to Cubans

April 9, 2012
WALLICE DE LA VEGA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA – In this Caribbean nation of 11.3 million, one of the greatest challenges to Catholic evangelization comes from Cubans who practise traditional African religions.

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Fidel asks pope to send books

April 9, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

HAVANA – Pope Benedict met former Cuban President Fidel Castro in the apostolic nunciature in Havana March 28 and answered the ailing former leader's questions, the Vatican spokesman said.

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JP2's visit helped to loosen Cuba's iron grip on the Catholic Church

April 9, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Cuba that Pope Benedict visited March 26-28 is a country where the Catholic Church enjoys significantly more freedom and official recognition than it did when Blessed John Paul II made the first papal visit to the island in 1998.

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Are you blessed? Not in Ontario, apparently

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – You may be blessed, but Ontario's Ministry of Transportation wants nothing to do with it. The provincial government won't allow drivers to be randomly blessed on Ontario highways and byways.

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iPhone app provides guide to Marian shrines

April 9, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Mother Mary has gone mobile in the form of an app on iTunes.

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Let the people decide where gov't overseas dollars go

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April 9, 2012

One reason Canadians took pride in their nation in recent decades was Canada's assistance to the poorest people in the world's poorest nations to improve their own living conditions. This commitment was expressed not only through the donations of tens of millions of dollars by individuals, but also by our governments' matching of the donations that individuals made to non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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Each of us will face the moment of being a stone's throw away

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 9, 2012

Truth finds us in different ways. Sometimes we learn what something means, not in a classroom but in a hospital.

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