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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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Tales of 4 Deacons: Deacon Rollie Comeau

June 11, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Ronald (Rollie) Comeau always knew God expected more of him. He just didn't know what it was. When he thought God might have been calling him to the priesthood, he met his wife Joanne.

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Tales of 4 Deacons: Deacon Carlos Lara

June 11, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

According to Carlos Lara, everybody has a calling from God. The Holy Spirit has allowed him to not only understand his call but to act upon it. On June 2 he answered the call and was ordained a deacon at St. Joseph's Basilica.

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Tales of 4 Deacons: Deacon Wesley Turton

June 11, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Some men entering the diaconate receive clear signs or hear a dramatic call. Wesley Turton's experience was not as noteworthy.

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Tales of 4 Deacons: Deacon Randall Abele

June 11, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Dr. Randall Abele, one of four recently ordained permanent deacons in Edmonton, never felt rushed by God in his vocation.

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Vatican II launched new era – theologian

Fr. Gilles Routhier

June 11, 2012
PETER NOVECOSKY, OSB
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

MONTREAL – The Second Vatican Council and changes in society in the last 50 years have deeply affected the life of the Church and that of religious communities, 290 leaders of Canadian religious congregations were told.

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Leave a planet for your children

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

June 11, 2012
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Twenty years ago, a 12-year-old girl stood before government officials from most of the world's countries and pleaded for her future. Worried about pollution and overuse of natural resources on her finite planet, she begged, "If you don't know how to fix it, please don't break it."

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Catholic artist-writer honoured for powerful witness

Michael O'Brien

June 11, 2012
ERIN MORAWETZ
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The Catholic Civil Rights League has named Michael O'Brien, a world-renowned Canadian author and artist, the 2012 recipient of the Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life.

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CCODP seeks to curtail starvation

June 11, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A looming humanitarian crisis in West Africa's drought-ravaged Sahel region has prompted Canada's Catholic bishops to join forces with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace to appeal for donations.

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