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French Jesuit suffered martyrdom in Madagascar

Blessed Jacques Berthieu

October 15, 2012
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Blessed Jacques Berthieu was a 19th-century French Jesuit missionary murdered because of his faith during an indigenous uprising in Madagascar.

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Blessed Marianne answered call to help leprosy patients

Blessed Marianne Cope

October 15, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Blessed Marianne Cope, as the head of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in Syracuse, N.Y., led the first group of sisters to the Hawaiian Islands in 1883 to establish a system of nursing care for leprosy patients.

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Pope opens synod of bishops

Pope Benedict

October 15, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – To evangelize means to help people understand that God himself has responded to their questions, and that his response – the gift of salvation in Jesus Christ – is available to them as well, Pope Benedict said.

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Only Divine Mercy can save world – theologian

Dr. Robert Stackpole

October 15, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Divine Mercy is a Catholic devotion to the merciful love of God and the desire to let that love and mercy flow through one's own heart toward those who need it.

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Beloved Northern priest – healer of souls – dies

October 15, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – There isn't always a direct path from altar server to pastor. Father David Daws certainly proved that, walking one of the more obscure paths as he turned from a life of addiction to become a priest.

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Racist agenda may fuel abortion, says Turkson

Cardinal Peter Turkson

October 15, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Programs promoting contraception and abortion in the developing world under the guise of women's health care and "reproductive rights" may have an underlying racist agenda, says Cardinal Peter Turkson.

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Rare fine art Bibles grace St. Mary's

October 15, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY – St. Mary's University College has acquired two volumes of the rare fine art edition of The Saint John's Bible – Pentateuch and Psalms – thanks to the generosity of G.J. (Gerry) and Anna Maier.

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Nobel Prize recognizes value of adult stem cells

October 15, 2012
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Catholic leaders in Europe hailed the decision to give a Nobel Prize to two pioneers of adult stem-cell research as a triumph for ethics.

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Parishes, school to celebrate Kateri's canonization

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

October 15, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Parishes in and around Edmonton are planning special celebrations in conjunction with the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, the young maiden who, despite objections from her clan, came to know and love Jesus.

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Welcome Home links 'friends' with the formerly homeless

Debbie Jodoin

October 15, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Debbie Jodoin spent a year living in a shelter and begging for change on the streets. Her situation improved dramatically five months ago when she moved into a brand new apartment through the Housing First program.

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