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Vision TV tackles religious persecution in War on Faith series

May 13, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Religious persecution, whether by mob violence, popular prejudice or state-imposed restrictions on religious practice, is significant in 163 countries, with Christianity being the number one target.

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Pornography addicts must retrain brain

May 13, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In our highly sexualized culture "sexual immorality is running rampant" with literally millions of people struggling with porn and sexual addictions daily, say Bruce and Jennie Hannemann.

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Ecumenical conference unites students

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – For 60 years, the Canadian Theological Students Association has been drawing together those studying in preparation for ministry in a cross-section of Canadian churches.

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Migration shapes culture, stirs conflict – theologian

Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christian theology today must take into account realities such as the increase in global migration that result from the end of colonialism, says a Presbyterian theologian.

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Much-beloved Fr. Johnson goes to his eternal reward

Fr. Jacques Johnson

May 13, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – When asked to describe Oblate Father Jacques Johnson, the words beloved, likeable and sociable spring to mind.

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WYD pilgrims fly to Brazil or celebrate at home

May 13, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Just because you cannot go to Brazil for World Youth Day does not mean you have to miss the experience altogether.

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Catholic psychotherapists unite science and faith

Melissa Guzik

May 13, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The people best equipped to support Catholic families in their struggles with mental health "are Catholic psychologists who are practising in faithfulness to the best aspects of their science and the teachings of the Church."

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Fair exchange

May 20, 2013

Pope Francis exchanges skull caps with a young girl.

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Tranquility, calm staff enhance palliative care

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For everyone born into this world, death is inevitable. But one's outlook on death changes drastically when the date of death is penciled in on a calendar.

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L'Arche led Hunt to see service as a 2-way street

Carmel Hunt

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Carmel Hunt was born into a ready-made community. As the youngest of nine children, she grew up learning that although everyone in her busy home was of the same family, everyone was different.

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