Quebec's call for legalized euthanasia erodes public trust

April 9, 2012
PETER STOCKLAND
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

A Quebec legislative committee's call for legalized euthanasia might be a grave danger to Canada's health care system. Its immediate and unquestionable menace, however, is the damage it does to democracy.

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Government slammed for overseas aid cuts

Joe Gunn

April 9, 2012

I admit I was wrong. I couldn't imagine it would happen. Why would the federal government decimate the budget of the official overseas aid agency of the country's largest religious constituency, at the same time as Conservative Party leaders were availing themselves of every opportunity to ingratiate themselves to Catholic voters?

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Public rallies for MS mother threatened with losing children

Mark Pickup

April 9, 2012

There was a television news story recently that told of a young single mother they called Marie (not her real name) who has a severe case of multiple sclerosis. Her condition has degenerated so quickly that she needs a nanny to care for her two small children.

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Blessed are those who are persecuted

April 2, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Caiaphas, presumably, was a well-respected man. To become the high priest, his integrity must have been valued by others.

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Once Homeless, now lonely

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Three years into the implementation of Edmonton's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, about 1,600 people have made the journey from homelessness to home.

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CCODP shudders as Ottawa cuts dollars, only funds 7 nations

Michael Casey

April 2, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Development and Peace is facing significant program reductions and staff cuts after the Catholic lay movement was hit by a 65 per cent cut in government funding.

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Gregorian chant enchants two parishes

April 2, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – For centuries, Gregorian chant remained at the heart of Church music. Then the style of music mostly fell into disuse after the Baroque period, before experiencing a revival in the 19th century.

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Pope brings message of truth, love

April 2, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Celebrating Mass in the Catholic heartland of Mexico, Pope Benedict told a nation and a continent suffering from poverty, corruption and violence, to trust in God and the intercession of Mary.

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Benedict asks Mary to help suffering Cubans

April 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

EL COBRE, CUBA - Entrusting people to Mary's maternal care is a normal Catholic practice, but when Pope Benedict prayed that Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre would wrap her golden mantle around the people of Cuba, it was particularly poignant.

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In Cuba, the pope challenges world's spiritual crises

Raul Castro

April 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict began his three days in Cuba with a call for greater freedom and human rights, including increased liberty for the Catholic Church to proclaim the Gospel and serve the Cuban people.

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