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Lebanon prepares

September 17, 2012

Workers hang a poster of Pope Benedict Sept. 4 in Jounieh

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Marian devotion Collapsed after Second Vatican council

September 17, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Devotion to Mary "collapsed" in many regions after the Second Vatican Council even though the council fathers had upheld her critical place within the Catholic faith, said an expert in Marian studies.

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Brother Kilowatt blows out 100 candles

September 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Have you ever wondered what a birthday cake would look like with 100 candles on it? Then perhaps you should be at Franciscan Brother Casimir Kolodychuk's 100th birthday party Sunday, Sept. 16.

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Revised liturgy: A work in progress

Composer Peter Togni

September 17, 2012
ALLISON HUNWICKS
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Sept. 25, 2011 marked the launch of the newly minted musical settings that followed the complete liturgical overhaul of the Roman Missal.

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New Catholic Insight editor wants to encourage Catholics

September 17, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Going into its 21st year as Canada's right-leaning, conservative journal of ideas, Catholic Insight is writing a new chapter in its history. But the man writing that chapter promises it will be just like the first chapter.

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Scientist challenged on his push for designer babies

United for Life BC - logo

September 17, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – So-called designer babies should be a "moral obligation," writes the editor-in-chief of the international Journal of Medical Ethics.

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Ontario gov't pressured to pay for in vitro fertilization

Moira McQueen

September 17, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO - A lobby group pushing for government funding of in vitro fertilization (IVF) has stepped up its campaign.

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Prayers of gratitude let God's presence be acknowledged

Robert John Gaudet

September 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Robert John Gaudet maintains the grace of God abounds in our lives even when we fail to recognize it.

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N. American Ukrainian churches lead the ecumenical way

September 17, 2012
BARB FRAZE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MAN. – Catholic and Orthodox churches in Canada and the United States can be an example for their counterparts in Ukraine, said Canada's top Ukrainian Orthodox leader.

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Ukrainian Catholic bishops hold global gathering in Winnipeg

September 17, 2012
BARB FRAZE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ukrainian Catholic bishops from around the world gathered here to discuss how to make their parishes more vibrant – especially through the involvement of laypeople.

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