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Religious orders look to the next generation

March 26, 2012
SARA FRANCIS
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Finding and forming the next generation of religious in Canada was a popular topic at this year's National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors Conference.

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Theologian takes his ministry to the mall

Fr. Antoninus Wall

April 2, 2012
ED LANGLOIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PORTLAND, ORE. – Amid a thrum of commercialism, an amiable priest waits patiently. His hope is to talk about faith and life with anyone who takes an interest.

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Quebec report backing euthanasia 'a betrayal'

April 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A network of anti-euthanasia groups in Quebec has condemned a National Assembly committee report supporting euthanasia as a "profound act of political betrayal."

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Collins critical of Ont. Plan for expanded gambling

Cardinal Thomas Collins

April 2, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Citing the addictive and potentially destructive nature of gambling, Cardinal Thomas Collins has expressed "real concerns" about an Ontario government proposal to open more casinos and slot machines and to take its lottery business online.

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Christian unity is a mandate from Christ

Sr. Lorelei Fuchs

April 2, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Ecumenical dialogue is not about sitting around a table, splitting theological hairs and talking until everyone is in agreement.

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CCODP staffer tries to stamp out poverty

April 2, 2012
JOHN LONGHURST
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

MONTREAL – Francois Gloutnay is stamping out poverty – one stamp at a time.

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Subjective view of gender leading to societal collapse

April 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – One of civilization's pillars – the objective recognition of sexual difference – is collapsing, a psychoanalyst priest warned the Catholic Organization for Life and Family March 22-23.

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Doctor seeks conversion of 'enemies of life'

Dr. Nick Pavlovsky

April 2, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Evil and the culture of death thrives because good people do nothing.

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Oppose injustice through non-violence

Fr. Simon Harak

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus never hurt or killed anyone, but took dramatic, direct non-violent action against injustice and state oppression, says Father Simon Harak.

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Workshops foster native, non-native reconciliation

Susan Campbell

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The reason most attempts at reconciliation between aboriginals and non-aboriginals fall short is because of blaming and victimization in the conversation that takes place, says Susan Campbell, director of adult faith formation in the Prince George Diocese.

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