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A new pope tries to get bishops rowing in unison

March 4, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In September 1962, shortly before the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII learned that he had inoperable cancer. Throughout the first session of the council, he knew that his life was drawing to a close.

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Crowds come out to wish Benedict a fond farewell

February 25, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Catholic faithful have given Pope Benedict a warm reception in his two major public appearances since his Feb. 11 announcement that he will resign from the papal office on Feb. 28.

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Peruvian prelate defied death to defend life, environment

Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto

February 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno isn't easily intimidated. But when a coffin bearing his name was found inside an American mining firm's closed smelter in La Oroya, Peru, in 2009, he felt a chill in his spine.

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Cramer looks for signs of God's Call

Fr. Marc Cramer

February 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In the eyes of Father Marc Cramer, a call to the priesthood "freaks out most young men."

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Rite of Election sparks enthusiasm of new Catholics

February 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Alina Thul started attending Mass at St. Margaret's Parish in Rimbey with her future husband, it was like going to a foreign country.

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Crowe brought focus to CWL, 1984 papal visit

Mitzi Crowe

February 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

She knew what she wanted and if she had a goal, you had to help her get it. Mitzi Crowe knew how to get things done.

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MacDonnell worked for Social Justice

February 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

He was a gentle soul and a patient pastor who was always present to his people. Father Duncan MacDonnell typified what every Catholic wants in their spiritual shepherd.

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Benedict's faith encyclical faces uncertain future

February 25, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict's historic decision to resign at the end of February has astonished and perplexed the world in many ways, not least because of what might be called the mystery of the missing encyclical.

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Pope disheartened in last 6 months, says biographer

February 25, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

OXFORD, ENGLAND – Pope Benedict was "exhausted and disheartened" well before his Feb. 11 resignation announcement, according to his German biographer, Peter Seewald.

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Benedict walks in the footsteps of mediaeval Pope Celestine

February 25, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME - The halls of history might hold some clues as to what kind of impact Pope Benedict's resignation will have on the Church and how to navigate a smooth transition, said a U.S. scholar.

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