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JP2's visit helped to loosen Cuba's iron grip on the Catholic Church

April 9, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Cuba that Pope Benedict visited March 26-28 is a country where the Catholic Church enjoys significantly more freedom and official recognition than it did when Blessed John Paul II made the first papal visit to the island in 1998.

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Are you blessed? Not in Ontario, apparently

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – You may be blessed, but Ontario's Ministry of Transportation wants nothing to do with it. The provincial government won't allow drivers to be randomly blessed on Ontario highways and byways.

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iPhone app provides guide to Marian shrines

April 9, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Mother Mary has gone mobile in the form of an app on iTunes.

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Let the people decide where gov't overseas dollars go

WCR Logo

April 9, 2012

One reason Canadians took pride in their nation in recent decades was Canada's assistance to the poorest people in the world's poorest nations to improve their own living conditions. This commitment was expressed not only through the donations of tens of millions of dollars by individuals, but also by our governments' matching of the donations that individuals made to non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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Each of us will face the moment of being a stone's throw away

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 9, 2012

Truth finds us in different ways. Sometimes we learn what something means, not in a classroom but in a hospital.

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Jesus wants whole world to know his mercy

Maria Kozakiewicz

April 9, 2012
Second Sunday of Easter
April 15, 2012

The Second Sunday of Easter is celebrated as the feast of Divine Mercy. There is a natural logic of the placement of that feast in the liturgical calendar – what greater mercy could God show than by what transpired on the Great Night of Easter?

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Moments of Silence highlight liturgies during Holy Week

Fr. Raymond de Souza

April 9, 2012

Holy Week is not a particularly tranquil time for a priest. In the midst of all the activity, I find Good Friday is the most resonant.

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Quebec's call for legalized euthanasia erodes public trust

April 9, 2012
PETER STOCKLAND
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

A Quebec legislative committee's call for legalized euthanasia might be a grave danger to Canada's health care system. Its immediate and unquestionable menace, however, is the damage it does to democracy.

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Government slammed for overseas aid cuts

Joe Gunn

April 9, 2012

I admit I was wrong. I couldn't imagine it would happen. Why would the federal government decimate the budget of the official overseas aid agency of the country's largest religious constituency, at the same time as Conservative Party leaders were availing themselves of every opportunity to ingratiate themselves to Catholic voters?

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Public rallies for MS mother threatened with losing children

Mark Pickup

April 9, 2012

There was a television news story recently that told of a young single mother they called Marie (not her real name) who has a severe case of multiple sclerosis. Her condition has degenerated so quickly that she needs a nanny to care for her two small children.

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