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Vatican imposes reform on U.S. religious

April 30, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life," the Vatican announced a major reform of an association of women's religious congregations in the U.S.

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All are created in God's image

Dr. Moira McQueen

April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The foundational beauty of moral theology is that it stands on the belief that every person is made in God's image, a leading Catholic ethicist told the annual convention of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League.

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Archbishop seeks end to 'hysteria' over CCODP

April 30, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Controversy over the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has created "an awful lot of hysteria" on both sides of the issue, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Living a morally good life is beautiful, says primate

Nothing More Beautiful Logo

April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The moral life of a Christian is beautiful because it is inspired by communion with the aspirations of humanity to goodness and happiness, said the primate of the Church in Canada.

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Cockburn's nomadic journey to Christ

Bruce Cockburn

May 7, 2012
ALLISON HUNWICKS
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When talking to Bruce Cockburn, one is reminded of a line from a Charles Bukowski poem: "I am not even near to being one of them, but they are there and I am here."

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Sask. Exorcism reports overblown – bishop

May 7, 2012
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Media outlets recently speculated about possessions and exorcism after reports of an incident in which a priest blessed a distraught man with holy water and prayed with the family.

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CCODP urged to remain faithful to its mission

Sara Michel

May 7, 2012
PAT ACHESON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has expressed his support for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace at what he called a critical point in its history.

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The Beauty of the Moral Life

May 7, 2012
Following is the witness talk given by moral theologian Moira McQueen at the April 19 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

I am honoured to be here tonight with you in this beautiful cathedral. The whole endeavour of Nothing More Beautiful is a wonderful model of prayerful evangelization, and, having watched several previous sessions, I find it truly inspirational.

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Fear a barrier to vocations, says pope

Pope Benedict

May 7, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – People often do not hear God's call to dedicate themselves to him because they are either too distracted or afraid they would no longer be free if they answered the call, Pope Benedict said.

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Forgiveness holds the key to freedom

Jack Klemke

May 7, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – We must confess our sin when we do wrong and must forgive others when they do wrong.

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