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Support erodes for Ont. Catholic schools

June 4, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The majority of Ontarians are opposed to the public funding of the Catholic education system, according to a survey by Forum Research.

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Danger surrounds sex outside of marriage

Pam Stenzel

June 4, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Pam Stenzel, who calls herself "the Sex Lady" has made it her mission to make sure no teenager or young woman ends up with a sexually-transmitted disease or unwanted pregnancy.

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Vatican bank dumps president who 'abandoned' meetings

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi

June 4, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus and secretary of the Vatican bank's board of supervisors, said a commitment to promoting transparency led the board to fire Ettore Gotti Tedeschi as bank president.

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Pope's leaked letters prompt aide's arrest

Paolo Gabriele

June 4, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Vatican said it is committed to restoring a sense of trust and transparency as it seeks the truth behind leaks of letters written by Vatican officials to each other and Pope Benedict.

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New retreat house director has deep Alberta roots

Lucie Leduc

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – Lucie Leduc has come full circle.

Born and raised in nearby Morinville, she has spent the last 14 years in Saskatoon. Now she has returned to Alberta, taking over as the director of the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert.

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Father of suicide son pleads for general anti-bullying bill

Allan Hubley

June 4, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The father of suicide victim Jamie Hubley made an emotional plea May 22 at an Ontario government social policy committee hearing that legislators adopt an anti-bullying bill that does not single out any group for special treatment.

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Collins blasts Ont. anti-bullying bill

Cardinal Thomas Collins

June 4, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

TORONTO - Cardinal Thomas Collins has strongly criticized Ontario legislation that gives special status to homosexual students in an effort to halt bullying in the province's schools.

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Faith-filled family gave birth to Irizar's priestly vocation

Deacon Miguel Irizar

June 4, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Who said dreams don't come true? In a few weeks, Miguel Irizar will fulfill his biggest dream ever – becoming a priest for the Edmonton Archdiocese.

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Take Catholicism's wisdom out into the world

June 11, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In five speeches over a period of six months, Pope Benedict warned visiting U.S. bishops of the threats that an increasingly secularized society poses to the Catholic Church in America.

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Divine Festival

June 11, 2012

Musicians take part in a parade during the Festa do Divino, or Festival of the Divine, in Sao Luiz do Paraitinga, Brazil, May 27.

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