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EWTN acquires National Catholic Register

January 31, 2011

The Eternal Word Television Network, based in Irondale, Ala., has signed a letter of intent to acquire the National Catholic Register, which describes itself as "the nation's leading Catholic newspaper."

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Ecumenism already has borne fruit, pope says

January 31, 2011

The search for Christian unity has not been easy, but it already has drawn Christians closer to one another and made Christianity more attractive to those who do not believe, Pope Benedict said.

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Church has opportunities in new digital landscape

January 31, 2011

Today's model of "consuming" journalism bears little resemblance to the old-time model of perusing the newspaper for 20 or 30 minutes at a time at the breakfast table and after work, the head of a journalism think tank told members of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Communications Jan. 12.

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Catholic voices helped to pass nuclear arms pact

January 31, 2011

As Democratic and Republican senators in the U.S. pressed their divergent views on the New START agreement with Russia outlining the next phase of nuclear disarmament during final debate in December, a wide array of Catholics played a major role in getting the pact ratified.

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Jesus was a refugee, says Benedict

January 31, 2011

Jesus was a refugee — a fact that should be remembered as societies deal with modern issues of emigration and immigration, Pope Benedict said.

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St. Albert Parish: Fr. Lacombe launches 150th jubilee

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT — Father Albert Lacombe, the dynamic Oblate priest who devoted his life to helping the Metis and First Nations through smallpox, war, starvation and the arrival of European civilization, made a personal appearance Jan. 16 at St. Albert Church. more . . .

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John Paul II to be beatified May 1

Pope John Paul II

January 24, 2011
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession, clearing the way for the late pope's beatification on May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday. more . . .

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Sign of Hope raises $2,556,626

Jeananne Kirwin

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Catholic Social Services has once again surpassed its Sign of Hope campaign goal, this year raising a record $2,556,626. more . . .

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St. Angela’s first pastor was ‘the perplexing padre’

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Any written account of Father Joseph McGrane appears jumpy. That's because he lived such an eventful life, always pressing forward into something new, something unpredictable. more . . .

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Earthquake gives Haiti a clean slate

January 24, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

In 1983 Pope John Paul II put a scare into Haiti's rulers. The pope stepped off his Alitalia plane and, disdaining the red carpet, the banquet and all the pomp Haiti's royal household could muster, he kissed the ground and spoke directly to the people. more . . .

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