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Are you the person you want to be?

Joe Gunn

July 15, 2013

Do you live an ethical life? Most of us would certainly answer "yes" right away. We'd like to think that we have fine values and that we always make good decisions to act in the world based upon these.

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Disaster calls forth the human desire to help others

Lasha Morningstar

July 15, 2013

Massive disaster slipped by our province in recent times. Then the tornado tore its murderous path through Edmonton in 1987. After that, the Pine Lake tornado ripped through a campground in 2000. Now flood waters have rampaged through southern Alberta drowning homes, towns, livelihoods, wildlife, people, landscapes, infrastructure, farm animals . . . and more.

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Pope rejects global indifference to migrants

July 15, 2013

Before saying a word publicly, Pope Francis made the sign of the cross and tossed a wreath of white and yellow flowers into the Mediterranean Sea in memory of the estimated 20,000 African immigrants who have died in the past 25 years trying to reach a new life in Europe.

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Quebec must rise again, pope tells Lacroix

Archbishop Gerald Lacroix

July 15, 2013

Quebec must "rise again" and recover its traditional faith, Pope Francis told Quebec Archbishop Gerald Lacroix, who recently visited Rome.

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Egypt's Catholic leaders welcome Morsi's ouster

July 15, 2013

Egypt's Catholic leaders welcomed the military overthrow of the country's Islamist president and voiced confidence that Christians and Muslims can work together to build a "real" democracy.

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Pope reported heading to Africa, Asia in 2014

July 15, 2013

Chilean Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago told his people he hoped Pope Francis would visit Argentina on a South American tour in 2015, but he said the pope told him the 2014 trip schedule was already full.

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Beware the superficial and the rigid, says pope

July 15, 2013

Christianity isn't a school for teaching a superficial form of being nice to everyone, but it's also not a boot camp where everything is rigidity, rules and long faces, Pope Francis said.

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Polish, Ukrainian Church leaders ask forgiveness

July 15, 2013

Catholic leaders in Poland and Ukraine pledged mutual forgiveness for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians during the Second World War.

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Catholics can learn from the East – pope

July 15, 2013

Pope Francis told a delegation of Orthodox leaders June 28 that the Catholic Church can learn from the synod structure of the Eastern Christian churches.

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling 'a tragic day'

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

July 15, 2013

U.S. Catholic bishops said the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on same-sex marriage was a "tragic day for marriage and our nation."

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