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Doctor seeks conversion of 'enemies of life'

Dr. Nick Pavlovsky

April 2, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Evil and the culture of death thrives because good people do nothing.

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Oppose injustice through non-violence

Fr. Simon Harak

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus never hurt or killed anyone, but took dramatic, direct non-violent action against injustice and state oppression, says Father Simon Harak.

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Workshops foster native, non-native reconciliation

Susan Campbell

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The reason most attempts at reconciliation between aboriginals and non-aboriginals fall short is because of blaming and victimization in the conversation that takes place, says Susan Campbell, director of adult faith formation in the Prince George Diocese.

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Catholic Trustees pushed for changes to Education Act

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Alberta's new Education Act may be on hold due to the provincial election but it's still very much on the minds of Catholic trustees.

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In Cuba, the pope challenges world's spiritual crises

Raul Castro

April 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict began his three days in Cuba with a call for greater freedom and human rights, including increased liberty for the Catholic Church to proclaim the Gospel and serve the Cuban people.

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Benedict asks Mary to help suffering Cubans

April 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

EL COBRE, CUBA - Entrusting people to Mary's maternal care is a normal Catholic practice, but when Pope Benedict prayed that Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre would wrap her golden mantle around the people of Cuba, it was particularly poignant.

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Pope brings message of truth, love

April 2, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Celebrating Mass in the Catholic heartland of Mexico, Pope Benedict told a nation and a continent suffering from poverty, corruption and violence, to trust in God and the intercession of Mary.

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Gregorian chant enchants two parishes

April 2, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – For centuries, Gregorian chant remained at the heart of Church music. Then the style of music mostly fell into disuse after the Baroque period, before experiencing a revival in the 19th century.

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CCODP shudders as Ottawa cuts dollars, only funds 7 nations

Michael Casey

April 2, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Development and Peace is facing significant program reductions and staff cuts after the Catholic lay movement was hit by a 65 per cent cut in government funding.

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Once Homeless, now lonely

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Three years into the implementation of Edmonton's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, about 1,600 people have made the journey from homelessness to home.

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