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Bishop brokers truce in gang warfare

Bishop Fabio Colindres Abarca

September 24, 2012
EDGARDO AYALA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SAN SALVADOR – Against all odds, as virtually everyone thought that the truce between violent Salvadoran gangs would break at any time, Bishop Fabio Colindres Abarca has proved otherwise.

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Safe Communities REACHes out to city's churches

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The goal of a new coordinating council in Edmonton is to make the city safer within one generation.

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Bishops support bill on unborn human life

September 24, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement in support of MP Stephen Woodworth's private member's motion to recognize the sacredness of unborn human life.

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RCIA aids searchers in giving their gifts to the Church

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus had time for everyone, including society's outcasts. He forged friendships among all types of people, from adulterers and the disabled to lepers and tax collectors.

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Pope watches his words on weekend trip to Lebanon

September 24, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When Pope Benedict stepped off the plane in Beirut Sept. 14, he said he had come to Lebanon, and to the Middle East in general, as a "pilgrim of peace."

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Employment Opportunity

Western Catholic Reporter Administrative/Editorial Assistant

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High holy days

October 1, 2012

An orthodox Jew prays in Cologne, Germany.

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Ancient papyrus referring to Jesus' wife stirs debate

October 1, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Scholars are unlikely to agree anytime soon on the authenticity of a newly published text containing a reference to Jesus' "wife."

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Prayer is the answer to the evil one – preacher

Robert Canton

October 1, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

If you have been cursed by someone or think the "evil one" is after you, pray, attend Mass regularly and spray your house with holy water.

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Archbishop Miller's words calm pro-life dispute

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A Sept. 7 statement by Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller clarifying whether Catholics can support so called "gestational legislation" has helped calm growing tensions within the pro-life movement.

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