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Jesus is eager to forgive sinners, says Francis

September 2, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Jesus told his disciples that the entrance to heaven is like a "narrow gate," not because God has made salvation difficult, but because people find it difficult to recognize their sinfulness and accept God's mercy, Pope Francis said.

Doctors dump resolution on euthanasia study

September 2, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) general council has voted not to change its policy against euthanasia and assisted suicide – for now.

Changing of guard in archdiocesan deacon program

Ron Woytiuk

September 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Following a lot of prayer, Deacon Lynn Pion decided to apply for a new role as the director of the Edmonton Archdiocese's permanent diaconate formation and study program.

Winski combats gender discrimination

Linda Winski

September 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

"The reality is that gender discrimination still exists in so many different forms in our world. We all need to continue to work to eliminate that," said Linda Winski.

Benedict's secretary dismisses report pope resigned due to a mystical experience

September 2, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Archbishop Georg Ganswein, retired Pope Benedict XVI's longtime personal secretary, said a story about the pope resigning after a "mystical experience" was completely invented.

Young teacher makes giant leap into the Great White North

Pamila Jesuthasan

September 2, 2013
VANESSA SANTILLI
CATHOLIC REGISTER SPECIAL

Pamila Jesuthasan knows teaching is her vocation. Because of this, she took a leap of faith by moving more than 2,000 kilometres away from the comforts of her Toronto home to the isolated village of Ivujivik, Que.

Rock-throwing teacher takes shot at Sochi Olympics

Krista McCarville

September 2, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Catholic elementary school teacher Krista McCarville is taking one more crack at competitive curling before giving it up to focus on her career and family.

Website gives exposure to Catholic rock musicians

September 2, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Catholic musicians looking for publicity have found a new home at CatholicBands.com – and music lovers are benefitting.

Coptic Catholic bishop denies civil war rages in Egypt

September 2, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A Coptic Catholic bishop who served as a member of the assembly that drafted Egypt's 2012 constitution said his country will not have a civil war, and foreign powers – including the United Nations – should not interfere.

Canadian nun tells of Muslims protecting church buildings

Sr. Darlene DeMong

September 2, 2013
JAMES MARTONE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

CAIRO – Churches and other Christian properties around Egypt had already been looted, so when Catholics in Berba were tipped off that their southern village could be next, they acted fast.