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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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Kairos has kept the faith despite loss of CIDA funding

Jennifer Henry

May 28, 2012
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG – When Kairos, the Canadian ecumenical justice group, suddenly lost $7 million of funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, the organization returned to its roots and moved forward.

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At 96, John XXIII's secretary keeps his boss' memory alive

May 28, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When the freshly named patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, chose 37-year old Father Loris Capovilla as his personal secretary in 1953, a skeptical adviser told the cardinal that the priest looked too sickly to bear the strain of his new job.

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Msgr. Michael Koch conducted RCIA workshops here, abroad

Msgr. Michael Koch

May 28, 2012
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Msgr. Michael Koch, the director for Christian initiation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, died May 10. He was 78.

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Centre Catholic education on Jesus

Thomas Groome

May 28, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Catholic religious educator Thomas Groome called for a "new awareness of the centrality of Jesus to the Catholic faith."

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Did a slave pick the coffee beans you ground for breakfast?

May 28, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Consumers need to ensure the products they buy are not produced by modern day slaves, says the American ambassador-at-large who monitors and combats human trafficking.

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Smith calls for prayer for human life

May 28, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – A conscience that's active, alert and is properly formed will never justify the killing of an innocent life, said Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Pastor, teacher, chancellor and vicar-general

May 28, 2012
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Msgr. Jack Hamilton has been a fixture in the life of the Edmonton Archdiocese for 50 years, serving as a parish pastor, chancellor of the Edmonton Archdiocese, vicar general and friend to many.

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Debate continues today over 1920's Mexican Catholic revolt

May 28, 2012
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Even as modern-day Church-state relations improve, the impact of Mexico's three-year Cristero Rebellion in the 1920s on the Catholic Church remains widely debated in Mexican society.

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