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Benedict's last Angelus: Prayer does not mean isolating yourself

Pope Benedict

March 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In one of his last public appearances, Pope Benedict told an overflow crowd in St. Peter's Square Feb. 24 that his upcoming retirement does not mean he is abandoning the Church, but that he will serve it in a new way, through prayer and meditation.

Teach with joy, laughter

David Wells

March 4, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Catholic school teachers in danger of losing their passion for teaching need a dose of joy, says David Wells.

Little-known facts about papal elections

March 4, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ambrogio Piazzoni, vice prefect of the Vatican Library and author of the book, History of Papal Elections, shared facts and curiosities with journalists at the Vatican Feb. 20:

Quebec docs oppose euthanasia

March 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

A growing group of Quebec physicians is rallying opposition to the province's plans to bring in euthanasia under the euphemism "medical aid in dying."

Kielburger says 'thanks' to Jesuits

March 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

If you want to make people believe in something they've never seen and half the world says is impossible, start young. The Kielburger brothers learned that lesson from the Jesuits at Brebeuf College in Toronto.

The Vatican has to change

George Weigel

March 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Threats to religious freedom around the world, the human costs of globalization, media transformed by the revolution in information technology – these are some of the challenges that the next pope is bound to face in leading the Church.

The Canadian who might become pope

March 4, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Irish bookies are giving him great odds, Edmontonians are answering urgent media producers' calls asking for memories about him, and inquiring journalists sometimes hear a "no comment" barked into their cellphone or texted instantly back.

Collins packs his bags and heads to Rome to vote in the conclave

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 4, 2013
JIM O'LEARY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The College of Cardinals may be poised to break with 1,300 years of tradition and elect a non-European pope but the passport of the pontiff is "essentially not relevant," said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

More Papabile

March 4, 2013
In our Feb. 18 issue, the WCR identified eight cardinals who could be considered possible successors to Pope Benedict. Here are another eight cardinals who might also be in the running during the conclave.

Monastery threatened

March 4, 2013

Father Ibrahim Shomali celebrates an outdoor Mass in an olive grove outside the Salesian Monastery in Beit Jalla, West Bank, Jan. 18.