Vatican guidebook offers tourist tips

February 11, 2013

The official Vatican City travel guide was released, aimed at making life easier for pilgrims and tourists, and offering accurate and exhaustive details for scholars and historians.

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Orphanage delves into organic gardening

February 11, 2013

Dressed in her brown habit, Sister Elsy Gaytan walks through a field among rows of cabbages, pointing to the crisp green crop sprouting from the earth.

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School district rising to confront problems

February 11, 2013

I was disheartened and disappointed to read Father Leo Floyd’s letter, “New beginnings would benefit Catholic education” (WCR, Feb. 4).

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Cuts to CCODP kill Catholic vision of politics

February 11, 2013

It is perhaps the death of a Catholic vision in Canadian politics, and the Conservative government has been driving a stake through its heart. The latest blow is slashing the foreign aid budget of the CCODP, reducing that aid to a for-profit business venture (“Ottawa had no reason to slash CCODP funding,” WCR, Jan. 28).

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Council agitated minds of the faithful

February 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In his memoirs, Joseph Ratzinger, a young theologian advising Cardinal Josef Frings at the Second Vatican Council and who is today Pope Benedict XVI, recalled the atmosphere in Germany when he returned home after each of the four sessions of the council:

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Mali bishops back resistance to Islamic insurgents

February 4, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Mali's Catholic bishops praised efforts by their acting head of state to hold the country together and backed his appeal for a "general mobilization" against Islamist insurgents.

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Porn addiction reaching epidemic proportions

February 4, 2013
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Most Catholics know making and viewing pornography is sinful. Many also know that viewing it can become an addiction.

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Smith: Failure to unite churches undermines Christian mission

February 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christians are called to give witness to the world that real reconciliation, real peace and real unity are in fact possible, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Faith: Our trust in God's revelation

Fr. Sylvain Casavant

February 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

With its purpose to act as a yardstick of correct belief, the Nicene Creed is the profession of faith most widely used in Christian liturgy.

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McNamara retires as STAR superintendent

Jamie McNamara

February 4, 2013
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jamie McNamara, superintendent of the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools (STAR) since 2005, will retire Aug. 31.

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