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Peru's bishops fight smelter for clean air

February 11, 2013
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Development and Peace is supporting the Peruvian bishops' conference in its work with local communities to fight for a cleaner environment in which to raise their children.

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Teens get the straight goods on love

February 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For the third straight year, Alexandria Blunt, a Grade 9 student, made the trip from Sherwood Park to the youth rally at Holy Trinity Church in Spruce Grove/Stony Plain.

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Jesus is our Lord and our God

Fr. Don MacDonald

February 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Based on the experience that certain chosen people had during Jesus' public ministry, especially the Apostles, the Jesus we see in the Gospels is fully human, says Father Don MacDonald.

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Anglican leader opposes same-sex marriage

February 11, 2013
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – A day before the House of Commons was to vote on a bill on same-sex marriage, the new archbishop of Canterbury restated his opposition.

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Archdiocese dedicates day to Sacrament of Peace

February 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics will soon have a day in which priests across the Edmonton Archdiocese will be waiting to hear their confessions.

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Citing health reasons, Pope Benedict announces he will resign

Pope Benedict XVI

February 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ AND
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Saying he no longer has the strength to exercise ministry over the universal church, Pope Benedict announced Feb. 11 that he will resign at the end of the month after an eight-year pontificate.

"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the pope told cardinals gathered for an ordinary public consistory to approve the canonization of new saints.

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Recycled churches

February 18, 2013

Visitors tour the new St. Raphael the Archangel Church in Old Mill Creek, Ill., during a Jan. 27 celebration marking completion of the first phase of construction of their new church.

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Archbishop Guimond had a passion for teaching theology

Archbishop Emeritus Arthé Guimond

February 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – Archbishop Emeritus Arthé Guimond died on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Youville Home in St. Albert, at the age of 81.

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Dolphin made his mark in Church and in journalism

Frank Dolphin (1987)

February 18, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Frank Dolphin will be remembered as a great journalist, family man and member of the Catholic community.

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Evangelizing the Workplace

February 18, 2013
(Following is the text of the talk by Archbishop Gerard Pettipas of Grouard-McLennan at the Feb. 7 session of Nothing More Beautiful.)

Benedict of Nursia (480-547 AD), otherwise known simply as St. Benedict, was born into and lived through different times than our own. Benedict was part of a very popular movement in the early Church that might well be termed, "the pursuit of holiness" movement.

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