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Monk's prayer life aided by Buddhists, Muslims

Fr. William Skudlarek

October 1, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Benedictine Father William Skudlarek said Buddhists have helped him learn to listen more when he prays, and Muslims have helped him show deeper reverence in prayer.

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Erosion of family will bear bitter fruit for society

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Figures from the 2011 census showing a continued decline in married couple families and a hefty rise in lone parent and common-law arrangements are "sad and worrisome" and "nothing to celebrate," say pro-family organizations.

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Psalms enrich our experience of God

Fr. Daniel Francis

October 8, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The psalms teach us what people in other eras believed and help us enrich our own experience of God, says Father Daniel Francis.

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Vatican synod to discuss Christian unity

Bishop Brian Farrell

October 8, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The potential power, but also the limits, of an ecumenical proclamation of the Gospel and defence of Gospel values is likely to be a key topic during October's world Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization.

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Pope John Paul I sainthood cause

October 8, 2012

Promoters of the sainthood cause of Pope John Paul I, who served as head of the Church for just over a month, met Pope Benedict Sept. 26 to bring him up to date on their work.

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WCR holds line on expenses, but has small deficit

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October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
EDITOR

The Western Catholic Reporter showed a small deficit of $6,353 in its fiscal year that ended March 31, 2012.

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WCR strives to form and inform readers

Glen Argan

October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WCR EDITOR

Forty years ago, a major Vatican document stated, "It is hard to see how people can keep in touch with what is happening in the Church without the Catholic press."

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Apostolic nuncio warns bishops of religious freedom threats

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The pope's representative in Canada has warned Sept. 24 of threats to Catholic education in Canada and urged Canada's bishops to "remain aware of developments in our society that jeopardize religious freedom."

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Pope's butler 'feels guilty,' but claims he's innocent

Paolo Gabriele

October 8, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
AND CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Paolo Gabriele, the papal butler charged with stealing and leaking papal correspondence, said he is innocent of charges of aggravated theft, but "I feel guilty for having betrayed the trust the Holy Father placed in me."

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Youth encouraged to make WYD pilgrimage to Brazil

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

So much could have gone wrong at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto.

The event was only months after the terror of 9/11, sex abuse scandals involving the Church were erupting, Pope John Paul II was very ill, and a garbage strike was looming in Toronto.

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