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Art gave a young artist her voice

February 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Meghan Burnside has been painting proficiently for seven years - about as long as she has been able to speak more than a few words.

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Collins links red robes with persecuted Church

February 27, 2012
JIM O'LEARY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

ROME – Canada's newest cardinal, resplendent in shimmering scarlet vestments, was still adjusting to his new look on Feb. 18 when he arrived at a reception in his honour.

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U.S. contraception debate won't happen here

March 5, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A fiery debate over contraception and religious freedom has pitted the U.S. Catholic bishops against President Obama's health care policy, but a Canadian Catholic health expert said such a debate is unlikely in Canada.

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Evangelicals' charm casts a shadow on Caribbean Church

March 5, 2012
EZRA FIESER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Trinidad's only Catholic seminary educated future clergy members for six decades, sending graduates to ministries throughout the Caribbean.

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Ont. Theologian raises bloggers' profiles

March 5, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Colin Kerr has discovered his "initial assumption that Canadian Catholic bloggers are a bunch of cranks didn't add up" - but he has discovered a Canadian content problem.

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Guatemalan babies give local Catholics taste of compassion

March 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Roxanne Dias says her life changed after she spent 14 days in a Guatemalan orphanage interacting with small children with HIV/AIDS.

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Blind man led rapper to see the light

Fresh IE

March 5, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Rapper Fresh IE could be pursuing a lucrative recording career in Hollywood, but instead the two-time Grammy nominee is "flying in the world's smallest planes" to some of the most remote communities of the North.

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Kateri canonization wins acclaim

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

March 5, 2012
WCR NEWS SERVICES

The decision to canonize Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was the first decision approved by the College of Cardinals following their Feb. 18 installation.

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Priest was youth ministry pioneer

March 5, 2012
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Father Tom McKillop, who dedicated much of his life to youth ministry, died in Toronto Feb. 15. He was 83.

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New Church coalition head seeks to bring hope

March 5, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO - As she takes over as executive director of KAIROS, Jennifer Henry's priority is keeping the ecumenical social justice organization close to its roots in Canada's churches.

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