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Citing health reasons, Pope Benedict announces he will resign

Pope Benedict XVI

February 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ AND
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Saying he no longer has the strength to exercise ministry over the universal church, Pope Benedict announced Feb. 11 that he will resign at the end of the month after an eight-year pontificate.

"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the pope told cardinals gathered for an ordinary public consistory to approve the canonization of new saints.

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Archdiocese dedicates day to Sacrament of Peace

February 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics will soon have a day in which priests across the Edmonton Archdiocese will be waiting to hear their confessions.

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Anglican leader opposes same-sex marriage

February 11, 2013
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – A day before the House of Commons was to vote on a bill on same-sex marriage, the new archbishop of Canterbury restated his opposition.

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Jesus is our Lord and our God

Fr. Don MacDonald

February 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Based on the experience that certain chosen people had during Jesus' public ministry, especially the Apostles, the Jesus we see in the Gospels is fully human, says Father Don MacDonald.

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Teens get the straight goods on love

February 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For the third straight year, Alexandria Blunt, a Grade 9 student, made the trip from Sherwood Park to the youth rally at Holy Trinity Church in Spruce Grove/Stony Plain.

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Peru's bishops fight smelter for clean air

February 11, 2013
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Development and Peace is supporting the Peruvian bishops' conference in its work with local communities to fight for a cleaner environment in which to raise their children.

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Faith is only real when it leads to charity – Pope Benedict

February 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Faith and charity can never be separated nor opposed to each other, just as faith by itself isn't genuine without charity, Pope Benedict said.

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Collins advises B.C. lawyers to serve the common good

Cardinal Thomas Collins

February 11, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Wise decision-making is founded on conscience, prudence and concern for the common good, Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto told Vancouver lawyers Jan. 24.

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St. Thomas More – a model for lawyers

February 11, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - St. Thomas More was a man of great integrity and character, and his virtuous life should be a model for lawyers, said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

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L.A. prelate bars predecessor from all public duties

Cardinal Roger Mahony

February 11, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Cardinal Roger Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties" as retired archbishop of Los Angeles because of past failures to protect children from clergy sex abuse, Archbishop Jose Gomez announced Jan. 31.

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