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Civilization of love offers hope amidst bombings – O'Malley

Patty Campbell

April 29, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Without the civilization of love, there will be no civilization at all, said Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley in his homily at a Mass offered for the repose of the souls of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath.

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Prayer community puts down roots in Winnipeg

May 6, 2013
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG - Chemin Neuf, an international Catholic community, has put down roots here thanks to the Missionary Oblate Sisters of St. Boniface's gift of its former residence.

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Canadian brother murdered in Haiti

May 6, 2013
EZRA FIESER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Marianist Brother Richard Joyal, who was murdered in Haiti after withdrawing money at an ATM in late April, was a dedicated missionary who had worked in trying circumstances around the world.

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Murdered bishop

May 6, 2013

A woman prays at the casket of Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera in observance of the 15th anniversary of his murder before it is moved to a new crypt at the cathedral in Guatemala City April 25.

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Confession is not dry cleaning – Francis

May 6, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Going to Confession isn't like heading off to be tortured or punished, nor is it like going to the dry cleaners to get out a stain, Pope Francis said in a morning Mass homily.

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New superintendent got his start in inner-city Baltimore

Troy Davies

May 6, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Ad majorem Dei gloriam. All things for the greater glory of God.

The Latin motto for the Society of Jesus is what Troy Davies, strongly influenced by the Jesuits, strives to live his life by.

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Swim against tide, pope advises the newly confirmed

May 6, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Administering the sacrament of Confirmation to 44 people, Pope Francis encouraged them to "swim against the tide; it's good for the heart."

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Solidarity an essential part of Catholic life, liturgist tells CCODP

Bernadette Gasslein

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – For Catholics, solidarity is not an option, but an obligation. That's according to Bernadette Gasslein, who led a workshop on Baptism and Eucharist at the regional retreat and meeting of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace April 27.

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CCODP is part of the Church – Smith

Archbishop Richard Smith

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The reason for the existence of Development and Peace lies in the nature of the Church itself, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Amerongen had a passion for justice

Gerard Amerongen

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Gerard Amerongen, the speaker of the Alberta legislature during the Peter Lougheed era, will be remember as a dedicated husband and father and a devoted Catholic with a lifelong commitment to fairness and justice.

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