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The Vatican has to change

George Weigel

March 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Threats to religious freedom around the world, the human costs of globalization, media transformed by the revolution in information technology – these are some of the challenges that the next pope is bound to face in leading the Church.

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Kielburger says 'thanks' to Jesuits

March 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

If you want to make people believe in something they've never seen and half the world says is impossible, start young. The Kielburger brothers learned that lesson from the Jesuits at Brebeuf College in Toronto.

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Quebec docs oppose euthanasia

March 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

A growing group of Quebec physicians is rallying opposition to the province's plans to bring in euthanasia under the euphemism "medical aid in dying."

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Little-known facts about papal elections

March 4, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ambrogio Piazzoni, vice prefect of the Vatican Library and author of the book, History of Papal Elections, shared facts and curiosities with journalists at the Vatican Feb. 20:

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Teach with joy, laughter

David Wells

March 4, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Catholic school teachers in danger of losing their passion for teaching need a dose of joy, says David Wells.

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Benedict's last Angelus: Prayer does not mean isolating yourself

Pope Benedict

March 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In one of his last public appearances, Pope Benedict told an overflow crowd in St. Peter's Square Feb. 24 that his upcoming retirement does not mean he is abandoning the Church, but that he will serve it in a new way, through prayer and meditation.

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Cardinals get their home away from home

March 4, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When they are not in the Sistine Chapel, seated under Michelangelo's frescoes to vote for the next pope, the cardinal-electors will stay in a modern guesthouse that offers them both privacy and space to gather for relaxed conversation.

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State unravels society's moral fabric

Andrea Mrozek

March 4, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada's (IMFC) new executive director says the think tank's next project will examine the strength of marriage among middle class Canadians.

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Explosion of aging boomers unravels social safety net

March 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Canada's social safety net could be in trouble as the population continues to age, warns a new study by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC).

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Vision TV may get bumped off basic cable

March 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Cardinal Thomas Collins is joining thousands who want Vision TV to remain on basic cable so that its religious programming continues to be available to the widest possible audience.

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