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Bill to make April 2 Pope John Paul II Day goes to Heritage Committee

February 28, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A bill that would make April 2 every year Pope John Paul II Day has been referred to the Heritage Committee, after passing a second reading vote in the House of Commons Feb. 14. more . . .

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Anawim feeds the body and soul

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Outside of the Anawim Place food bank, men and women lined up to collect their food hampers. With the temperature dipping below –20C, they shivered, hunching their bodies against the wintry cold. more . . .

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Invest in poverty, not prisons — Catholic MP

February 28, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When Tony Martin entered federal politics in 2004, representing the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., riding, he had a long history of helping the poor and disadvantaged. more . . .

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Give your time, talents to the global poor

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — It doesn’t take a lot of money, resources or political influence to change the world. Even the smallest talent can have life-changing results. more . . .

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Knight denied second term as Caritas head

February 28, 2011
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Vatican officials have prevented the secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis from seeking a second four-year term. more . . .

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Caritas reveals Church’s catholicity

February 28, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Caritas Internationalis is a sign of God’s love in this world, says the president of the organization that oversees the Catholic Church’s international development efforts. more . . .

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Cardinal pleads for global justice

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Church’s leader in Central America’s second poorest nation has challenged Canadians to combat global injustice.

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, said in the developed world, there is a tendency to “be happy with what you have.” more . . .

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Miners say, 'Thank you, Jesus'

March 7, 2011

Chilean miners, who were trapped in a collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile, for 69 days before being rescued in October, touch the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City Feb. 24.

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Pope's theology can be debated, cardinal says

Cardinal Georges Cottier

March 7, 2011

As the second volume of Jesus of Nazareth was about to be published, a Swiss cardinal said it's important that people realize the book was written by the theologian Joseph Ratzinger and not by Pope Benedict.

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Doctors lead women into abortion, says pope

March 7, 2011

Pope Benedict said that pregnant women facing difficulties due to their personal circumstances or to health issues of the fetus can be misled by doctors or people close to them into believing that abortion is the best solution.

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