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Churches line up to support fasting aboriginal chief

January 14, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

As Chief Theresa Spence passed three weeks living on nothing but water, fish broth and herbal tea, churches and Christian organizations were lining up behind her request for a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gov.-Gen. David Johnston and aboriginal leaders from across Canada.

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New generation taps into the world of C.S. Lewis

January 21, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In a wooded suburb of the fabled university city of Oxford, England, a battered typewriter sits on a desk beside a bay window that overlooks a tangled landscape of oaks and beeches.

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Miracle statue

January 21, 2013

Pilgrims climb to touch the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila, Philippines, Jan. 7.

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Vatican supports annual Week of Prayer

January 21, 2013
FR. THOMAS RYAN, CSP
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Each year the churches throughout the world observe a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from Jan. 18 to 25. How did this come about?

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The paradoxes of faith and science

January 21, 2013
MEGAN ENGEL
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Two stars dance together. Electromagnetic fields undulate in invisible light waves forging their silent way through the vacuum of space. When they reach Earth, the same waves become discrete particles and violently eject electrons in atoms inside a camera, recording telescope images like those I have analyzed.

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Bishops urge pilgrims to visit the Holy Land

January 21, 2013
JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

JERUSALEM – Bishops who traveled to the Holy Land to assess the local Church's needs noted the "profound anxiety" the "dark and dramatic events" of the past year have caused in the region.

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Week of Prayer gives voice to the voiceless

January 21, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The focus of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is on Christianity in India.

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Murchland is a priest formed by Vatican II

January 21, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Becoming a priest is never an absolute choice. "It's always conditioned," maintains Holy Cross Father Wilfrid Murchland. "There are always influences that help you decide."

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Bishops urge `constructive efforts` to resolve native issues

January 21, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Canada's Catholic bishops offered prayers and encouragement prior to the meeting Jan. 11 between First Nations leaders and the prime minister amid signs of growing polarization.

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French take to the street to protest same-sex marriage

January 21, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PARIS – A French bishops' spokesman urged politicians to "listen to the streets" after hundreds of thousands of people rallied against same-sex marriage.

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