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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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Sturgeon School Division will open secular school this fall

David Keohane

March 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

MORINVILLE – Parents here who wanted an alternative to the Catholic public school system will get their wish next fall when the Sturgeon School Division will open a permanent secular school.

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Pope's big brother tells of life among the Ratzingers

March 5, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Recounting their rural Bavarian childhood and subsequent lifelong friendship, the elder brother of Pope Benedict offers a privileged look at the personal side of the spiritual leader of 1.3 billion Catholics.

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Canadians see Collins receive biretta

March 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

About 150 Canadians, including an Edmonton contingent, ventured to the Vatican to see an old friend receive his red hat.

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Catechumens ready to enter Church with Easter sacraments

March 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Matthew Kellert was elated at the opportunity to meet Archbishop Richard Smith and shake his hand. "It was a great moment for me; I was really happy," said the 29-year-old man, his wife Shaleen by his side.

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Bishops, theologians urged to work in harmony

March 12, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Theologians and bishops have complementary roles in furthering understanding of the Catholic faith, says a new report from a Vatican panel of theological advisers.

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