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Europeans dominate new cardinals

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November 1, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – “The universality of the Church,” proclaimed the headline across the top of the Vatican newspaper, as it announced Pope Benedict’s choice of 24 new cardinals from 13 different countries. more . . .

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Raise your voice in deciding the WCR's future

November 1, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Do you have opinions, pro or con, about the Western Catholic Reporter? Well, now is the time to voice them. more . . .

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Centenarian calls the basilica home

November 1, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — There has always been a deep connection between Frances Cover and St. Joseph’s Basilica.

Born in Edmonton 100 years ago, Cover was baptized, and received First Communion and Confirmation at St. Joachim’s Church. In those days, from 1910 until 1925, St. Joseph’s Parish shared Mass times with St. Joachim’s until the completion of the cathedral in 1925. more . . .

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Kamloops bishop beaten in break-in

November 1, 2010
WCR NEWS SERVICES

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Kamloops Bishop David Monroe, 69, has been removed from the intensive care unit of Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital, where he continues to recover after being viciously beaten at Sacred Heart Cathedral Oct. 22. more . . .

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The Church belongs to Christ

November 1, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

We must strive to maintain and deepen the unity of the Church, Archbishop Richard Smith said at the Nothing More Beautiful series Oct. 21. "If the Church is one, it must be united." more . . .

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Run with the crowd and you stumble over your own ethics

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 1, 2010

In the Gospels the word "crowd" is nearly always used pejoratively, so much so that nearly every time the word is used you could preface it with the adjective "mindless." more . . .

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To God, all are alive forever and ever

Maria Kozakiewicz

November 1, 2010

As leaves fall and even the brightest of flowers fade, as Canada geese cry out their farewell in the sky, and we shiver thinking about the months of snow and ice ahead, thoughts of death and dying seem more natural, if not quite welcome. more . . .

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God was the 34th trapped coal miner

Mark Pickup

November 1, 2010

The world watched with rapt attention as 33 trapped Chilean coal miners were rescued from 2,000 feet below the ground. They had been captive for 68 days. Many rescue experts were skeptical a rescue could be accomplished. But one by one the miners were lifted to the surface, in a capsule that slowly travelled through a long, narrow tunnel the equivalent distance of two hundred storeys. more . . .

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Russ William's criminal rampage depicts the vortex of sin

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November 1, 2010

In an article in the Oct. 23 Globe and Mail about former Col. Russell Williams, "How a psychopath is made," reporters Anne McIlroy and Erin Anderssen, write, "A growing number of (scientists) now see psychopathy as a neurodevelopmental disorder, one in which a combination of genetic and environmental factors, such as neglect or poor bonding with parents, lead to deficits in the brain. And if biology is to blame, can society hold the psychopath responsible?" more . . .

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Militant attack on Baghdad cathedral leaves dozens dead

November 1, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A deadly militant siege of a Catholic cathedral in Baghdad, Iraq, was a "savage" act of "absurd violence," Pope Benedict said.

The pope urged international and national authorities and all people of good will to work together to end the "heinous episodes of violence that continue to ravage the people of the Middle East."

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