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Opus Dei journalist gives Vatican PR help

July 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The establishment of a new post of senior communications adviser will help the Vatican deal with the challenges of a sound-bite culture, said the American journalist appointed to the job.

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Philadelphia tries to recover from sexual abuse morass

July 2, 2012
SEAN GALLAGHER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The clergy sexual abuse scandal "has caused terrible suffering for victims, demoralized many of our clergy, crippled the witness of the Church and humiliated the whole Catholic community" in Philadelphia, says Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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Photographer has an eye for churches with a story

July 2, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When Ottawa-based photographer Mark Schacter realized he had amassed an extensive collection of church photographs, he was a bit surprised.

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Faith must be part of politics – Manning

July 2, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Unethical democracy concerns former Reform Party leader Preston Manning. The man credited with reviving conservatism in the country said Canadians suffer from a lack of real political education and a lack of faith in the public square.

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A startling call from within led him to the priesthood

July 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After 50 years serving the people of God, Father Raymond Sevigny is hanging up his hat. The 76-year-old pastor retires in early August and plans to move into Villa Vianney, the retirement facility for priests on the grounds of the Catholic Pastoral Centre.

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Same-sex parenting study blasts prevailing wisdom

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

A new study has blasted the prevailing wisdom that children of same-sex couples do as well or better than those raised in intact biological families with a married mother and father.

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CCODP adopts '3-D' process for deciding on overseas partners

Michael Casey

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) is drafting a process to make decisions about overseas partners, especially if controversy arises.

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First Nations elders proclaim education as buffalo of today

July 2, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – "Education is our buffalo," was a phrase shared by Leona Carter, keynote speaker at the annual Wahkotowin Society's students' luncheon.

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Camp Encounter honours those who built a tradition

July 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Camp Encounter, a 100-acre property set on the eastern shores of Lac la Nonne, has been part of the Catholic scene for more than a century. The Church has been using it in various forms since 1901.

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God's hand moves priest to Calgary

Fr. Joaquim (Jack) Pereira

July 16, 2012
VIRGINIA BATTISTE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

On his way from Goa in India to an assignment at a Portuguese-speaking parish in San Jose, Calif., in mid-1988, Father Joaquim (Jack) Pereira was unexpectedly denied access to the United States and stranded at the Toronto airport.

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