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Life stories told on The Park Bench

Jim Soetaert

May 14, 2012
COLLEEN SOETAERT
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

ST. ALBERT - Sandra Brenneis, composer and playwright of Mary's Veil and Lost Apostle, is pleased to present her latest musical, The Park Bench.

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Catholics reeling as evangelicals continue to grow

May 14, 2012
EZRA FIESER
and LISE ALVES
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The World Church of the Power of God opened an L-shaped, one-storey, corrugated metal megachurch on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on New Year's Day, expecting around 100,000 people to attend. Few were prepared for the more than two million people who actually showed up.

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Children reach out to help children

May 14, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Students from across the archdiocese belong to a special and longstanding association, one in which children help children in faraway nations.

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Sisters cared for orphans, wayward girls

Sr. Norma Johnson

May 14, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In the early part of the last century, religious sisters worked in the province's schools, hospitals and parishes.

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Madrid WYD report issues failing grades

May 14, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Lack of Holy Communion, the unavailability of water and a failed media structure were only some of the problems faced by Canadians at World Youth Day in Madrid.

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Vatican's 'Italian village' spills secrets

May 14, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

At first it seemed only Italians could possibly care about petty office politics in the Vatican. But three months into the Vatileaks scandal, non-Italians are beginning to wonder.

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Volunteers welcome isolated people home

Sr. Mary Clare Stack

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Nearly 30 volunteers will soon undergo training to work with newly housed people who now find themselves somewhat socially isolated in their new communities.

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Recovery house guided her to the Church after years of abuse

May 14, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – In 2008 Tsara Davis sat in her jail cell in despair. She had been arrested after committing a number of crimes and abusing drugs. She prayed for help and God answered.

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Swiss Guards look to Facebook for new recruits

May 14, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In an effort to boost recruitments through more modern methods of outreach, the Pontifical Swiss Guard has opened a page on Facebook.

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Northern bishop honoured for spreading the Gospel

Archbishop Peter Sutton

May 14, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – If it hadn't been for Catholic Missions in Canada, many northern missions would not have survived, said Archbishop emeritus Peter Sutton of Keewatin-Le Pas.

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