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Health care is new source of Canadian values

Margaret Somerville

March 19, 2012
MARY DEUTSCHER
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Health care encompasses the only experiences all Canadians have in common, birth and death, said bioethicist Dr. Margaret Somerville.

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Today's psalm: 'Be unplugged and know that I am God'

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Unplug from the Internet, take out those ear buds, take some time to be still and rediscover the love of God – and make that prayer time and stillness a habit if you want to effectively share the Good News with young people.

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Youth leaders called to stir encounter with Christ

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Youth ministers are "agents of that encounter with the Lord that changes everything," the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops told a youth ministry conference in Ottawa March 10.

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Stop busloads of suicidal youths!

March 19, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Jerome is a young man with post-traumatic stress disorder who attempts to cope by self-medicating with marijuana. Diana is suffering from depression and has low self-esteem. And Melanie is a youth caregiver whose mother has schizophrenia.

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New evangelization begins with Confession, pope says

March 19, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Confession can help Catholics build lives filled with hope and holiness, which are needed for effective evangelization, Pope Benedict said.

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Unite to evangelize Europe – Williams

March 19, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Remembering the common roots of the Christianity they share, Roman Catholics and Anglicans should renew their commitments to praying and working for Christian unity, Pope Benedict said.

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Canadian bishops defend Haitian rehabilitation group

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian bishops take concerns about its development agency's overseas partners "very seriously," but also point out that a Haitian group criticized in a recent online report has the support of local bishops.

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Summer program dips into treasury of sacred music

March 19, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

DERWENT - In response to the revised translation of the Mass, many Catholic choirs have responded with musical arrangements that embrace the Church's past.

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Silence offers its gift after the struggle to abandon noisiness

March 19, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

They say silence is golden. Well, silence is also tough. I learned just how challenging it is to be completely silent during a recent young women's weekend retreat with the Sisters of Life in Stamford, Conn.

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Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage cuts back

March 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For several days each July, thousands of aboriginal Catholics from across Western Canada gather on the shores of Lac Ste. Anne. They come to visit old friends, to seek healing and to be renewed in their faith.

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