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U.S. bishops favour gun control

January 14, 2013
DENNIS SADOWSKI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

As momentum builds to implement new limits on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, the U.S. Catholic bishops say they want "reasonable restrictions" on gun ownership without infringing upon Second Amendment rights.

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Former CCCB official faces child porn charges

January 14, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

MONTREAL – William Kokesch, a Montreal permanent deacon who served nearly 10 years as a communications director for Canada's Catholic bishops, faces child pornography charges.

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Quebec nun's book wins rave reviews in Japan

Sr. Jeanne Bossé

January 14, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

One of the best-selling living Canadian authors over the last four months has been a 96-year-old nun who lives in Chofu City, Tokyo, and teaches women's Bible study classes.

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Education's feminization short-changes the boys

January 14, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Education is for girls, or at least that's how the majority of young boys see it, says Jim Brown.

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Sign of Hope raises $2.87M for programs

John Caputo

January 14, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Catholic Social Services has had its most successful Sign of Hope Campaign yet, raising more than $2.87 million.

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Donations pour in for Corpus Christi Church

January 14, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Today's churches were built by our parents and grandparents. Now is an opportune time for us to do the same, said Father Jim Corrigan, and contribute to building a new church for our children and grandchildren.

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Two faith voices unite to praise one God

January 14, 2013
SHARON ESPESETH
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the Lord" (2 Chronicles 5.13).

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Wiesner returns home to Sask.

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

January 14, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop Gerald Wiesner has retired as Bishop of Prince George and is already living at the retirement home of the Oblate Fathers in Saskatoon.

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Retired Ottawa prelate helped set up Development and Peace

Archbishop Joseph-Aurèle Plourde

January 14, 2013
CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

OTTAWA – Archbishop Emeritus Joseph-Aurèle Plourde of Ottawa died Jan. 5 in Ottawa, one week short of his 98th birthday and after almost 49 years as a bishop.

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False philosophies threaten the family, says Benedict

Pope Benedict

January 14, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The family in Western society is undergoing a "crisis that threatens it to its foundations," said Pope Benedict in his annual talk to the Roman Curia.

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