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Cuba's Marian feast

September 24, 2012

A statue of Mary and the Christ Child is carried through the streets of Havana.

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Ukrainian or English liturgy? It depends on the congregation

Archbishop Lawrence Huculak

September 24, 2012
BARB FRAZE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WINNIPEG – Many Ukrainian Catholic leaders serving the faithful outside the homeland face a dilemma: Do they serve the needs of the new immigrants and elderly by using Ukrainian in liturgies, or do they minister in English to keep younger people coming to church?

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Build vibrant parishes, not museums

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ukrainian Catholic bishops from four continents gathered for a final celebration Sept. 16 as they closed their weeklong Synod of Bishops.

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Fr. Wilf Murchland made vicar superior of Holy Cross order

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – Father Wilf Murchland has been appointed vicar superior of his order, Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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Msgr. Patsula gives the precious gift of guidance

Msgr. Francis Patsula

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Although Msgr. Francis Patsula has never been a pastor, his goodwill and helpful contributions at two churches in the Edmonton Archdiocese for almost half a century are deeply valued.

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Award-wining liturgy magazine ceases publication

Bernadette Gasslein

September 24, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After more than five decades providing high-quality pastoral and liturgical resources to Catholic parishes and people in ministry, Celebrate! Magazine is shutting down due to increasing publication costs.

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Prelate faces death threats for his crusade against gambling

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Outspoken Archbishop Oscar Cruz said he continues to receive death threats because of his campaign against an illegal numbers racket known locally as jueteng.

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Bishop brokers truce in gang warfare

Bishop Fabio Colindres Abarca

September 24, 2012
EDGARDO AYALA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SAN SALVADOR – Against all odds, as virtually everyone thought that the truce between violent Salvadoran gangs would break at any time, Bishop Fabio Colindres Abarca has proved otherwise.

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Safe Communities REACHes out to city's churches

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The goal of a new coordinating council in Edmonton is to make the city safer within one generation.

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Bishops support bill on unborn human life

September 24, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement in support of MP Stephen Woodworth's private member's motion to recognize the sacredness of unborn human life.

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