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Angry mob attacks Indonesian churches

February 21, 2011

An angry mob attacked three Christian churches, including a Catholic parish, and a Catholic-run school in Central Java in Indonesia.

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Hunter-priest donates meat for life

February 21, 2011

In Alaska's Yukon Delta, 220 km from any hint of civilization, Father Joe Classen and a friend worked for "hours and hours and hours" in September 2009 lugging meat from a moose he shot out of a swamp and into a holding place.

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Olds parishioners make trek to Edmonton seminary

February 21, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Distance normally prevents Catholics from St. Stephen’s Parish in Olds from taking part in activities centred in Edmonton, the seat of the archdiocese. more . . .

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Shortage of priests led youth to ponder his vocation

Fr. Ireneus Prystajecky

February 21, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When he heard about the shortage of priests at school in Grade 5, Basilian Father Ireneus Prystajecky asked himself, “Isn’t anybody going to do something about this?” more . . .

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Irish Church on verge of collapse, says O’Malley

February 21, 2011
MICHAEL KELLY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

DUBLIN — Cardinal Sean O’Malley reportedly will tell Pope Benedict that the Catholic Church in Ireland is “on the edge” of collapse due to the fallout from clerical abuse scandals.more . . .

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Ukrainian prelate plays critical role in resolving tensions

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar

February 21, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — The election of a new archbishop for a Church with 6.5 million Catholics could hold the key to determining if or when Pope Benedict may meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. more . . .

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‘This place is magnificent’

February 21, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hundreds of curious Catholics from across the Edmonton Archdiocese turned out for the second open house of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College Feb. 12.

“This is absolutely phenomenal,” said Theresa Coupal, part of a 25-member group from Olds who were bused to the Catholic Pastoral Centre grounds. “You can spend a week looking around here.” more . . .

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Transgender bill passes, goes to Senate

Michele Boulva

February 21, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A bill that could reshape society’s understanding of human sexuality by granting protected status to transgendered and transsexual people passed a final vote Feb. 9 in the House of Commons and has gone to the Senate. more . . .

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Save heritage churches — Quebec bishops

February 21, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — Quebec’s Catholic bishops have asked the province to consider better ways to help maintain the churches and religious buildings associated with the provinces’ cultural heritage. more . . .

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New missal translation is needed, says Jesuit

Fr. Charles Pottie-Pâté

February 21, 2011
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG — The new Roman Missal is a necessary change in the life of the Church, says Jesuit Father Charles Pottie-Pâté. more . . .

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