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Leave a planet for your children

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

June 11, 2012
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Twenty years ago, a 12-year-old girl stood before government officials from most of the world's countries and pleaded for her future. Worried about pollution and overuse of natural resources on her finite planet, she begged, "If you don't know how to fix it, please don't break it."

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Catholic artist-writer honoured for powerful witness

Michael O'Brien

June 11, 2012
ERIN MORAWETZ
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The Catholic Civil Rights League has named Michael O'Brien, a world-renowned Canadian author and artist, the 2012 recipient of the Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life.

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CCODP seeks to curtail starvation

June 11, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A looming humanitarian crisis in West Africa's drought-ravaged Sahel region has prompted Canada's Catholic bishops to join forces with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace to appeal for donations.

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Catholic doctors urged to be courageous in face of moral challenges

Archbishop Michael Miller

June 11, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Catholic doctors have to be not only intelligent and compassionate, but also courageous.

Moral Courage in the Practice of Medicine, was the topic of the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies' annual conference, held here April 27-28.

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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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