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Liturgy stills stokes fires of controversy

June 25, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Half a century after the start of the Second Vatican Council, the reform of the liturgy initiated there has not lost its power to stoke controversy.

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Read the Bible and pray with it

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

June 25, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast urged Catholics to keep a Bible in their home, read it alone or with family and friends and pray with it, especially through the practice of lectio divina.

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Lay students dip their toes in the deep waters of theology

June 25, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Newman Theological College's year-long Certificate in Catholic Studies program, an online program that offers students the basics of the faith, was so successful it will be expanded in the fall.

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Elderly, handicapped at risk – Canada's bishops

Archbishop Richard Smith

June 25, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada's bishops have expressed dismay over a B.C. Supreme Court decision June 15 to strike down Canadian Criminal Code provisions against euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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Synod document says put evangelization first

Archbishop Nikola Eterovic

June 25, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Church structure that is more bureaucracy than service is an impediment to the Church's ability to proclaim faith in Jesus, said the working document for the next world Synod of Bishops.

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From coach to counsel, McCrank put service first

June 25, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Former Alberta deputy attorney general Neil McCrank is this year's recipient of the Msgr. Bill Irwin Award of Excellence.

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Sr. Ada leads the parade

June 25, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After many years of serving schools, parishes and retreat centres across Canada, Sister Ada Toner was "deemed too old and too deaf to do anything."

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15M refugees

July 2, 2012

A girl from Tawargha, Libya, draws as she celebrates World Refugee Day at a refugee camp hosted by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Benghazi, Libya, June 20.

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Marriage is a covenant, an unbreakable bond – evangelist

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Catholic Church is one of the few remaining churches that teaches marriage is a covenant, evangelist Craig Hill said June 9.

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Prayer heals union despite the wife's adultery and baby

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When one partner in a marriage commits adultery, finding healing may seem impossible, especially if the affair results in a pregnancy and the baby's biological father is of a different race.

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