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The holiday that lasts forever

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A great holiday should bring one peace and tranquility as well as nourish one's body, mind and spirit.

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This year, take a holiday to renew your spirit

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

You would love to take a trip somewhere nice but you don't have the time, right? However, it's best to make time because regular holidays are a vital necessity.

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Take a jubilee tour of the Edmonton Archdiocese

April 29, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Perhaps booking flights or taking an expensive excursion to distant locales is not in your summer budget. Or maybe you just want to enjoy a more faith-filled holiday.

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Alta. Catholics (and the pope) suggest summer reading

April 29, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Irritating isn't it? The homily the priest gives hits home and he cites the book and author. Or you tune into CBC's Tapestry Sunday afternoon and host Mary Hyne's interview with a spiritual author stops you in your tracks.

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The folly of 'good sense Christians'

April 29, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Christians need to avoid the temptation to show so much common sense that they fail to follow Jesus, Pope Francis told pediatric clinic volunteers who work at the Vatican.

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Don't domesticate the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis

April 29, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

While some Catholics would like to undo the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, others basically are trying to build a monument to it rather than fully live its teachings, Pope Francis said.

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Pope Francis reaffirms call for reform of U.S. nuns' group

April 29, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican's call for reform of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

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The battle with the devil

April 29, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In the teaching of Pope Francis, the devil has a more dastardly agenda than just convincing people to break one of the Ten Commandments; "the enemy" wants them to feel weak, worthless and always ready to complain or gossip.

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Church will go forward with the Spirit, says Prather

Sandra Prather

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Sandra Prather, when we talk about honouring and engaging the spirit of Vatican II we are thinking about an open Church, a welcoming Church, a Church engaged in the world.

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Anglican Use parish visited by Canadian head

April 29, 2013
MARY SKELTON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - Father Lee Kenyon, the Canadian head of ex-Anglicans who have become Roman Catholic, made his first visit to the Edmonton community April 15.

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