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Bishops denounce call for religious violence

June 11, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A call by an influential Saudi Sheikh to destroy all churches on the Arabian Peninsula has led the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' (CCCB) human rights committee to express concern to the government of Saudi Arabia.

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Saskatoon schools attack poverty with clinics

June 11, 2012
MARIELLE GAUTHIER
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Doctors' offices are popping up in some Saskatoon Catholic schools as the school district tries to meet the unique needs of families in poverty.

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Women religious' conference digs in its heels

June 11, 2012
CAROL ZIMMERMANN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The board of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious said it feels the assessment that led to a Vatican order to reform the organization "was based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency."

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Catholics step in to lend a hammer

June 11, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Donning hardhat, goggles and steel-toed boots, Catholic Pastoral Centre staff have been hard at work assisting Habitat for Humanity build affordable housing units for low-income Edmontonians.

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Parish workers urged to show compassion

Dr. Margaret Clark

June 11, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Parish workers, including pastoral assistants, parish secretaries and cooks, are drawn together by "a commitment to caring in the spirit of Jesus Christ," said Dr. Margaret Clark.

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Native people seek understanding from the Canadian majority

June 11, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The bitter history of Canada's attempt to wipe out aboriginal culture through a system of Church-run schools has come to Canada's largest and most invisible native community – and its biggest city.

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Diaconal ordinations 'a happy moment' for local church

June 11, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a moving celebration at St. Joseph's Basilica, Archbishop Richard Smith ordained four married men to the permanent diaconate June 2.

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Papal Mass

June 18, 2012

A nun holds a ciborium in the offertory procession during Mass.

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Young women hit RIO+20 Summit on solidarity visit

Janelle de Rocquigny

June 18, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt's understanding of the Holy Spirit is a huge motivating factor in her going to the People's Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15-23.

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Photos capture spirit of Lamont churches

June 18, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christian George and Christophe Potworowski met, appropriately enough, in church about three years ago.

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