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Maronite spiritual leader a man of peace

Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi

May 21, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Christian presence in the Middle East is a presence of dialogue, especially with the Muslim faith, says the new worldwide head of the Maronite Catholics.

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Catholic communicators create fellowship

Joe Sinasac

May 21, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – The Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC) is aimed at fostering a common purpose among Catholic communicators across the nation.

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Catholics called to New Evangelization

Archbishop Richard Smith

May 21, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The message of salvation through Jesus has always been and will continue to be the most important message ever.

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Wuerl driving force for renewing Church through Catechesis

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For 40 years, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been a prominent force in promoting Catholic education in the faith of both young and old.

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Pilgrim physician finds self, becomes proud of his faith

Dr. Jose Pereira

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Exhausted from his busy schedule as a palliative care doctor in Ottawa, Dr. Jose Pereira arranged to walk the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, last September.

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WCR an award winner in 7 categories

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May 21, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

TORONTO – The Western Catholic Reporter has won four first place awards in the annual competition among Canada's Christian newspapers and magazines put on by the Canadian Church Press.

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Bishops issue plea for religious freedom

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics have an obligation to oppose unjust laws even if it means making heroic sacrifices, say Canada's Catholic bishops.

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Priest-scholar offers views on sacred art

May 28, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

There's no time like the present, except of course the past. Dominican art historian Father Marius Zerafa knows the past and refuses to romanticize it.

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Benedict travels to world family meeting

May 28, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict will meet with families at a time when the institution of the family is under threat and many are still struggling with a worldwide economic crisis.

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Our Eternal Destiny

Dr. José Pereira

May 28, 2012
Dr. José Pereira

I have given many talks over the years, but this is by far the most difficult I have had to prepare. It is relatively easy for me to put together an academic presentation on a palliative care-related topic, but it has been difficult to put to paper and to speak about something that is much more personal.

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