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Young adults open hearts at Adoremus

March 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Daniel Jodoin was a seminarian in Mission, B.C., he was involved with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), a student ministry for evangelization on university campuses. This group hosted an event called Summit, which involved adoring the Lord, confessing one's sins and reading the Bible.

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Jesus' resurrection is the guarantee of his divinity

Fr. Don MacDonald

March 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Jesus went to the cross, his disciples lost their faith. "The idea of a messiah that would die on the cross was totally foreign to them," Franciscan Father Don MacDonald said in a lecture on the Nicene-Constantinople Creed Feb. 27.

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Bishops sing Benedict's praises

March 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope Benedict XVI was one of history's greatest cooperators of the truth, Archbishop Richard Smith said Feb. 28 at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the gift of the retired pope.

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Ouellet simply trying to live day to day, he tells the CBC

March 11, 2013
CAROL ZIMMERMANN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Marc Ouellet says he is "just trying to live . . . day after day in obedience to God and his word," fulfilling his duties and leaving the next day to God.

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St. Joseph icon marks Church's centennial

March 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The icon of St. Joseph written for the 100th anniversary of the Edmonton Archdiocese is simple and colourful, and strives to invite the faithful to be open to God's work in their lives.

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Lectors prepare for Holy Week

March 18, 2013
ALISTAIR BURNS
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

As Holy Week and Easter Week approach, Catholics in the pews will pay closer attention to one particular ministry: the lectors.

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Polish blessing

March 18, 2013

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek of Sosnowiece, Poland, blesses the congregation.

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CCODP helped prevent Niger famine

Fr. Isidore Ouedraogol

March 18, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There was severe hardship but no famine in West Africa last year. Crops failed, locusts and other insects consumed farmers' fields and at least 18 million people suffered through a food shortage.

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You cannot have healthy people on a sick planet

March 18, 2013
Kiply Lukan Yaworski
Prairie Messenger

Human health depends on the health of the planet, says a theologian who also works as a naturopath and chiropractor.

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Italian newspapers rife with papal predictions

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 18, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Online betting and trending sites were not the only outlets posting their papal predictions. Italian newspapers are historically the boldest and most confident in their daily speculations and conclave scenarios.

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