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Chalice Tanzanian medical mission gratifying

October 1, 2012
ERIN MORAWETZ
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

After a successful three-week medical mission trip to Tanzania in August, Chalice Canada is already planning two further trips, as well as a significant fundraising project.

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Bishops put breaks on CCODP campaign

October 1, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The traditional fall education campaign of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is on hold until Oct. 15 while staff and volunteers scramble to come up with less political material that will gain the backing of all of Canada's bishops.

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Bishops to update sexual abuse guidelines

October 1, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADÈLE, QUEBEC – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is examining the prevention of clerical sexual abuse during the bishops' Sept. 24-28 assembly.

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Shevchuk sees secularism at root of spiritual, economic crises

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADELE, QUEBEC – Western secularism is challenging Ukraine's post-Communist future and underlies the worldwide economic crisis, said the leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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St. John Parish contributes to Corpus Christi Church

October 1, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – St. John the Evangelist Parish has become the first parish to contribute to the building of the new Corpus Christi Church in Edmonton's Millwoods region.

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Pioneering work in interfaith relations earns sister honour

Sr. Rosaleen Zdunich

October 1, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Deemed a Canadian pioneer for her work in fostering strong ecumenical and interfaith connections between diverse people and communities, Sister Rosaleen Zdunich will receive the highest honour the Province of Alberta has to offer.

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Monk's prayer life aided by Buddhists, Muslims

Fr. William Skudlarek

October 1, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Benedictine Father William Skudlarek said Buddhists have helped him learn to listen more when he prays, and Muslims have helped him show deeper reverence in prayer.

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Erosion of family will bear bitter fruit for society

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Figures from the 2011 census showing a continued decline in married couple families and a hefty rise in lone parent and common-law arrangements are "sad and worrisome" and "nothing to celebrate," say pro-family organizations.

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Psalms enrich our experience of God

Fr. Daniel Francis

October 8, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The psalms teach us what people in other eras believed and help us enrich our own experience of God, says Father Daniel Francis.

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Vatican synod to discuss Christian unity

Bishop Brian Farrell

October 8, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The potential power, but also the limits, of an ecumenical proclamation of the Gospel and defence of Gospel values is likely to be a key topic during October's world Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization.

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