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iPhone app provides guide to Marian shrines

April 9, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Mother Mary has gone mobile in the form of an app on iTunes.

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Are you blessed? Not in Ontario, apparently

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – You may be blessed, but Ontario's Ministry of Transportation wants nothing to do with it. The provincial government won't allow drivers to be randomly blessed on Ontario highways and byways.

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JP2's visit helped to loosen Cuba's iron grip on the Catholic Church

April 9, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Cuba that Pope Benedict visited March 26-28 is a country where the Catholic Church enjoys significantly more freedom and official recognition than it did when Blessed John Paul II made the first papal visit to the island in 1998.

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Fidel asks pope to send books

April 9, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

HAVANA – Pope Benedict met former Cuban President Fidel Castro in the apostolic nunciature in Havana March 28 and answered the ailing former leader's questions, the Vatican spokesman said.

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Traditional African religions remain attractive to Cubans

April 9, 2012
WALLICE DE LA VEGA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA – In this Caribbean nation of 11.3 million, one of the greatest challenges to Catholic evangelization comes from Cubans who practise traditional African religions.

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Cuba needs religious freedom

April 9, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In his largest event during his three-day trip to Cuba, Pope Benedict pulled no punches and called for full religious freedom and greater respect for human rights on the island.

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Politics fingered in CCODP cuts – experts

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Canada's bishops are asking the government to explain a 68 per cent cut in CIDA funding to Development and Peace, but development experts and opposition politicians are offering explanations the bishops are unlikely to hear from the government.

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Canadian Anglicans to unite with Rome

April 9, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – On Divine Mercy Sunday April 15, two bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) – Bishop Peter Wilkinson in Victoria, and Bishop Carl Reid in Ottawa - will lead their clergy and people into the Catholic Church.

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Prayer sustains at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

April 9, 2012
JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

As Easter approaches, it can be a daunting task to find a quiet moment of contemplation at any of Jerusalem's holy sites, but it is especially so at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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The Star of the North retires

Sandy Prather

April 9, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Sandy Prather being the director of the Star of the North Retreat House in St. Albert "is like running a small hotel, only with God at the centre."

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