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Ukrainians to mark centennial of arrival of famed Bishop Budka

January 30, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

This year the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of her first bishop, Blessed Nyktyta Budka.

The anniversary will be marked with events that are themselves historically significant, Archbishop Lawrence Huculak of Winnipeg said in an interview Jan. 20.

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Silence key to communication, says pope

January 30, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Amid the deluge of information and nonstop chatter in today's media, the Church needs to help people find safe havens of silence, Pope Benedict said.

Far from being the enemy of calm and quiet, social media and the Internet can lead people to virtual sanctuaries that offer silent reflection, thoughtful dialogue and true meaning in life, he said.

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St. Albert students honour Grey Nuns founder

Sainte Marguerite d'Youville

January 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The life and work of St. Marguerite d'Youville, the founder of the Grey Nuns, is the focus of a new mural at Ecole Sainte Marguerite d'Youville (ESSMY) in St. Albert.

Guest artist Lewis Lavoie and art teacher Pam Wilman worked with 120 students to complete the mural honouring the school's patron saint. The project commemorated St. Albert's 150th anniversary and the work the Grey Nuns did in the community.

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'Radical secularism' threatens core values, Benedict warns

January 30, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
AND SARAH DELANEY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict has warned visiting U.S. bishops that "radical secularism" threatens the core values of American culture.

The pope called on the Church in America, including Catholic politicians and other laypeople, to render "public moral witness" on crucial social issues.

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St. Francis de Sales – Introduction to the Devout Life

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Meaningless innovations lead to woeful Mass

February 6, 2012

Kudos to the writer of "Mass reform is obstacle to evangelization" (WCR letters, Jan. 23).

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Bishops believe Olympics can light flame of faith

Archbishop Vincent Nichols

February 6, 2012

British bishops plan to use the 2012 London Olympic Games to renew interest in the Catholic faith, with initiatives ranging from fighting human trafficking and homelessness to promoting youth ministry and ecumenical dialogue.

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Religion risks oblivion in global faith crisis – pope

February 6, 2012

Christianity and even religious belief are in grave danger across the globe, risking oblivion, Pope Benedict said.

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Nigerian bishops deplore fatal attacks

February 6, 2012

Two Nigerian bishops deplored bloody attacks in a northern city by a radical Islamist group, warning of deep social divisions and displaced populations, the Vatican missionary news agency Fides reported.

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Authority main obstacle to unity, says Episcopalian

February 6, 2012

Ultimate authority is the major impediment to Christian unity, greater than the real and profound differences between churches regarding priestly celibacy and the ordination of women, says the longtime ecumenical officer for the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

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