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State deputy relies on the power of prayer

April 30, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Knights of Columbus State Deputy Gary Johnson's credo is simple, direct and packed with the power of faith.

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Insuring members crucial to Knight's reason for existence

Kevin Paish

April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

From its beginning in 1882, the primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to protect families from financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner.

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Spirit inspires biblical interpretation

April 30, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – While the text of the Bible is fixed, the same Holy Spirit that inspired its writing continues to inspire its proclamation and interpretation in the church, Pope Benedict said.

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Mass translation still sparks debate

Fr. Paul Kavanagh

April 30, 2012
BETH GRIFFIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

BRONX, N.Y. - The language used in the new translation of the Mass has evoked a variety of responses, from highly enthusiastic to deeply distressed, according to speakers at an April 16 symposium.

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Cultivate a life-long thriving spiritual life

Sr. Nancy Kehoe

April 30, 2012
VIRGINIA BATTISTE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CAMROSE – Until Dr. Nancy Kehoe came on the scene, few people had thought to ask mental health patients about their spiritual lives. Nor had they done well asking aging residents in care facilities about their ongoing spirituality.

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Speculation that the pope will resign holds little water

Pope benedict

April 30, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict's 85th birthday, April 16, and the seventh anniversary of his election, April 19, were obviously occasions for wishing the pope well and reflecting on the events of his reign thus far.

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Abuse crisis needs more talk, less secrecy, says Kenny

April 30, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Catholic Church has done more than any other organization in the world to establish protocols and policies to prevent sexual abuse, says Sister Nuala Kenny.

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The Beauty of the Moral Life

Archbishop Gerald Lacroix

April 30, 2012
NMB - text of the talk by Archbishop Gerald Lacroix

Let me begin by saying how proud and happy I am to be standing before you today to speak about the beauty of the moral life. Not only does the subject appeal to me for its importance in our lives but also for the timing of this presentation.

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Changes in Quebec episcopacy pave way for evangelization

Archbishop Christian Lepine

April 30, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine is installed April 27 in Canada's second largest diocese, the event inaugurates a new era for the Quebec episcopacy.

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Dismissal from Mass hands you a mission

Fr. Huy Nguyen

April 30, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Growing up in Vietnam, Father Huy Nguyen, was one of 13 children, 10 of whom were girls. He always looked forward to Mass because he could socialize afterwards with other boys. He felt so good being at church that he was in no hurry to return home.

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