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Ancient papyrus referring to Jesus' wife stirs debate

October 1, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Scholars are unlikely to agree anytime soon on the authenticity of a newly published text containing a reference to Jesus' "wife."

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Prayer is the answer to the evil one – preacher

Robert Canton

October 1, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

If you have been cursed by someone or think the "evil one" is after you, pray, attend Mass regularly and spray your house with holy water.

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Archbishop Miller's words calm pro-life dispute

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A Sept. 7 statement by Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller clarifying whether Catholics can support so called "gestational legislation" has helped calm growing tensions within the pro-life movement.

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Author calls on Catholics to evangelize

André Regnier

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Catholic Church has an identity crisis, says Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) co-founder André Regnier, who offers a clear but urgent prescription for recovery in a new book.

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Churchill Diocese marks 100 years in North

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October 1, 2012
LORRAINE BRANDSON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CHURCHILL, MAN. – In early September, Bishop Reynald Rouleau retraced the steps of Bishop Arsène Turquetil, who co-founded the first parish in the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay 100 years ago.

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De Roo recounts run-ins with Church leaders

Bishop Remi De Roo

October 1, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop Remi De Roo is well known for his enthusiastic support of the renewed vision of the Second Vatican Council, which he says transformed him and the Church.

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Chalice Tanzanian medical mission gratifying

October 1, 2012
ERIN MORAWETZ
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

After a successful three-week medical mission trip to Tanzania in August, Chalice Canada is already planning two further trips, as well as a significant fundraising project.

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Bishops put breaks on CCODP campaign

October 1, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The traditional fall education campaign of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is on hold until Oct. 15 while staff and volunteers scramble to come up with less political material that will gain the backing of all of Canada's bishops.

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Bishops to update sexual abuse guidelines

October 1, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADÈLE, QUEBEC – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is examining the prevention of clerical sexual abuse during the bishops' Sept. 24-28 assembly.

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Shevchuk sees secularism at root of spiritual, economic crises

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADELE, QUEBEC – Western secularism is challenging Ukraine's post-Communist future and underlies the worldwide economic crisis, said the leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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