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The Beauty of the Moral Life

May 7, 2012
Following is the witness talk given by moral theologian Moira McQueen at the April 19 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

I am honoured to be here tonight with you in this beautiful cathedral. The whole endeavour of Nothing More Beautiful is a wonderful model of prayerful evangelization, and, having watched several previous sessions, I find it truly inspirational.

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Fear a barrier to vocations, says pope

Pope Benedict

May 7, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – People often do not hear God's call to dedicate themselves to him because they are either too distracted or afraid they would no longer be free if they answered the call, Pope Benedict said.

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Forgiveness holds the key to freedom

Jack Klemke

May 7, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – We must confess our sin when we do wrong and must forgive others when they do wrong.

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Sheptytsky was centred on the Lord

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

May 7, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky was a model of sacrificial love that every generation needs to discover, says his current successor as head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church,

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Knights urged to slam the door shut on casino fundraisers

Fr. Henry Rosenbaum

May 7, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – In 2004, the Alberta bishops publicly identified casinos as destructive to individuals and families. Profiting from gambling addiction was deemed unacceptable.

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Saskatoon cathedral links worship with prairie landscape

May 7, 2012
NED POWERS
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

The cross atop the new Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon is a distinctive skyline feature and visible symbol elevating the character and spirit of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

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Artist Hank Zyp had a radical faith

Hank Zyp

May 7, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Hank Zyp was no ordinary man. The capital region artist, teacher and social justice advocate was a radical who praised the virtues of the likes of Archbishop Oscar Romero, Ernesto "Che" Guevara and socialist Salvador Allende.

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K of C reminded of original mission

State Deputy Gary Johnson

May 7, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Knights of Columbus strive to keep their commitment to God, the clergy and the Church. They help the needy and less fortunate in their communities. They support youth, families and those in need.

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'Ladies get together' to celebrate CWL centennial

May 7, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Katherine Hughes, while living in Edmonton 100 years ago, took an interest in the Catholic Women's League after travelling through England. Upon her return to Canada, she told Bishop Emile Legal about this benevolent women's organization.

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Science needs the guidance of faith – pope

May 14, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Excluding truth and the transcendent from scientific debate and research has impoverished modern thought and weakened the intellect's ability to understand reality, Pope Benedict said.

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