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Pope urges Catholics study, be familiar with Scripture

November 22, 2010
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — God constantly tries to enter into dialogue with the people he created — speaking through creation and even through silence, but mainly in the Church through the Bible and through his son Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict said. more . . .

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Local school unites in rosary with kids around the world

November 22, 2010
DENISE NOEL
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON — École/Escuela Father Leo Green students joined children from all over the world in participating in a prayer campaign, called One Million Children Praying the Rosary — For Unity and Peace, an event that takes place every Oct. 18. more . . .

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Kamloops kids make quilt for bishop

November 22, 2010
THE DIOCESAN NEWS

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Some 165 students and staff from Our Lady of Perpetual Help School gathered in the parish centre to pose with the quilt they made for Bishop David Monroe.

"For seven years now, the staff and students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School have been making prayer quilts for people in their community, young and old, who are in need of prayers," says Principal Rose Nowicki.more . . .

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Remembrance Day stirs desire for peace

November 22, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — After an interdenominational prayer service, held on the evening of Remembrance Day, an elderly woman approached Werner DeJong, senior pastor at Holyrood Mennonite Church.

The woman was in tears. She told him that her grandfather was killed and her grandmother, at age 68, was raped during the war. Those circumstances led her to a pacifist, anti-war belief. more . . .

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Critics fear new Ont. Law guts school board's power

November 22, 2010
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO - Critics are predicting a provincial bill on student achievement and school board governance will change the face of Ontario's school boards when newly elected trustees take office in December.

Rather than leave it to school boards to act in the best interest of students, Bill 177 legislates boards to "promote student achievement and well-being" and "ensure the effectiveness of the board's resources." more . . .

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Don't let mass translation annoy you — liturgist

November 22, 2010
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON - A loving spirit of unity is called for in implementing the new English translation of prayers and instructions for celebrating Mass, says the director of the national liturgy office.

Father Bill Burke called on pastoral leaders to set aside any annoyance and frustration with parts of the new translation to examine it as a whole. more . . .

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Abortion coercion bill faces rough ride in House of Commons

MP Rod Bruinooge

November 22, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A bill that would make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion faces a rough ride in the House of Commons.

The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) is calling upon Catholics to contact their members of Parliament and ask them to support Bill C-510.

"Violence and coercion against women, whether they are pregnant or not, betrays a profound disrespect for the dignity and integrity of women," said COLF director Michele Boulva. more . . .

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Advocates drafted into leadership roles

November 22, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — When Lia Mills gave a speech on abortion to her seventh grade Toronto class two years ago, she never expected it to go viral on YouTube.

Rebecca Richmond intended to bake cookies to support her university pro-life group. She never thought she would become the group's leader and eventually the executive director of the National Campus Life Network, mentoring leaders across the country. more . . .

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Whitehorse bishop among those who maintain that sending criminals to lengthy prison terms is wrong

Bishop Gary Gordon

November 22, 2010
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — Don Trembley started committing armed robbery when he was 12. He grew up to be an honest-to-God Montreal bank robber.

The last time he was incarcerated he split seven years between Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ont., and Warkworth Institution near Campbellford, Ont., for armed robbery, dangerous weapons and assault causing bodily harm. more . . .

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World food system called unsustainable

right

November 22, 2010
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The growing adoption of industrial farming practices worldwide puts too much stress on the planet.

It also deceives people into thinking that the world will be able to keep feeding a growing population, currently 6.8 billion. more . . .

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