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Besieged Haitians want to go home

November 8, 2010
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A tent on a main drag through one of the largest tent camps in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is an ideal spot for Jocelin Benjanor's cell-phone-recharging business. Various phones rest, plugged in, on a table, and power cords hang from an outlet at the top of the tent. more . . .

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Catholic schools are a sign of hope

We are the future! We are the light!

The world that we live in is one filled with many messages. Often we are inundated with messages that are rooted in a spiritual absence or darkness, messages that deny or lack a faith element. However, even within these messages there is other news that fills us with hope, stories that capture the light of faith and shine it into all the corners of our life. more . . .

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Gratitude blesses bishop's journey

Bishop Douglas Crosby

November 8, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Bishop Douglas Crosby only recalls one time that he gave a second thought about what he had given up to be a priest.

"When my brother had his first child, that's when I experienced just a little bit of envy," he said in an interview from his office in the Corner Brook and Labrador Diocese. "Just briefly. It really struck me the commitment I had made." more . . .

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OLPH Parish prepares Catholics for the future

November 8, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is launching an innovative formation program to prepare parishioners for the future. more . . .

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The Church we believe in is one

November 8, 2010
 

In good Catholic form, I want to begin my reflections this evening with a kind of confession: When Archbishop Smith first asked me about being a witness at NMB, I just laughed and said to him, "You're not serious, Your Grace! What could I possibly say to the people of our archdiocese that would inspire a greater faith?" more . . .

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Slaughter in Iraq Cathedral is ‘absurd violence,’ says pope

November 8, 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." more . . .

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MacDonald put gifts at service of theology in Western Canada

November 8, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For some people, he is a beloved teacher and for others, a respected spiritual guide. For those who know him well, he is a delightful friend.

More than 100 people celebrated the 50th anniversary of Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald's priestly ordination. Friends and family, as well as past and present associates and students from Newman Theological College, attended an open house at St. Faith's Anglican Church on Oct. 31. more . . .

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Scarf-waving crowd honours St. Br. André

November 8, 2010
LAURA IERACI
CATHOLIC TIMES MONTREAL

MONTREAL – When Catholics worldwide gave thanks for All Saints Nov. 1, there was a new Canadian saint among the list of holy men and women.

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 48,000 from across Canada and the United States came to the Olympic Stadium Oct. 30 to celebrate the recent canonization of St. Brother André. more . . .

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The prison of unrealistic expectations

November 15, 2010
AUSTIN MARDON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

My wife commented that her family of six thrived in an 800-square-foot home, with only one bathroom. I wondered when we began to believe that we needed so much more. more . . .

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Christ the King wants to reign in our hearts

John Connelly

 

November 15, 2010

Deep in our hearts we all long for a good king. A leader who will reign over us with love and compassion. A leader who will be fair, just and protect us all from evil. more . . .

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