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Montreal school goes to court so it can teach faith

Paul Donovan

November 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Supreme Court challenge of a Quebec government ruling by Montreal's Loyola High School may have implications for the rest of Canada, says school principal Paul Donovan.

Pope Francis offers a demanding faith

Pope Francis

November 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

No matter how some media may want to spin it, Pope Francis won't fit into the political categories of left or right, and he will challenge everyone with the truth of the Gospel, said the Vatican's media adviser.

'September pope' had many similarities with Pope Francis

Pope John Paul I

November 11, 2013
ROBERT DUNCAN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – "May God forgive you for what you have done," the new pope told the cardinals who elevated him to the highest office in the Catholic Church.

Fear is what drives men away from the priesthood

November 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Fear, not the demands of celibacy, hold men back from becoming Catholic priests, the Detroit Archdiocese's director of priestly vocations told a conference of vocations directors here Oct. 28.

NDP MPs promote palliative care

November 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Two New Democratic Party MPs have launched initiatives to address the gaps in access to good palliative, long-term and home care to meet the needs of Canadians.

Mercy Ships fueled by campus donors

November 11, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Mercy Ships is building a Canada-wide network of students as its first step in a global fund and awareness campaign to bring health care to the poorest areas of the world.

'Woman clothed with the sun' a challenge to the forces of evil

November 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The most dramatic "Marian" passage in the New Testament is the story in Revelation 12 describing "a woman clothed with the sun" who gives birth to a son "who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron."

Mary venerated by Muslims, Christians

November 11, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The three Abrahamic faiths have all sorts of things in common, in addition to their significant differences. But the unique meeting point for Islam and Christianity may be their shared memory of a Jewish peasant girl who gave miraculous birth to Jesus.

Peruvian procession

November 11, 2013

Men carry a replica of Peru's most revered religious icon, the Lord of Miracles, during a procession in Lima Oct. 28.

Saints aren't superheroes, they just never strayed from God – pope

November 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Saints aren't superheroes, they are regular people who just never left God's side after encountering him and his love, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.

 
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