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Life-size bronze statue to honour modest Br. Anthony

Br. Anthony Kowalczyk

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A modest, shy man, Oblate Brother Anthony Kowalczyk must be puzzled by all the fuss the Church and the faithful are making about him.

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Two summer camps moved under archdiocesan tent

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Following an extensive review of the operations of Camp Encounter and Our Lady of Victory Camp, the two archdiocesan summer camps are now under the jurisdiction of the Edmonton Archdiocese through the office of Youth Evangelization.

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Income splitting would bring fairer taxes for families, says study

Jack Mintz

May 6, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A new study on income-splitting shows how different family types can achieve tax fairness – so families with dual-income earners or a single-income will pay the same amount of tax.

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Speculation running wild on Curia reform – official

The Vatican bank

May 6, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Amid widespread speculation about a complete and quick reorganization of Vatican departments and rumours in the Italian media that Pope Francis was going to close the Vatican bank, a top Vatican official told everyone to calm down.

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Griffiths' suicide no basis for changing Canadian Law

May 6, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Susan Griffiths' highly-publicized assisted suicide in a Swiss clinic April 25 should not prompt Canada to change its laws, says Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

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Advocates oppose killing Canada Health Council

May 13, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – A federal government attempt to kill off the Health Council of Canada has Catholic health care advocates upset and disappointed.

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Martyrs' Shrine needs more than a facelift

May 13, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

With some of its buildings deteriorating and a lack of awareness about the shrine outside southern Ontario, the Martyrs' Shrine is developing a strategic plan to carry it into the future.

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Waiting for Shimon

May 13, 2013

A Franciscan monk holds his cameras as he waits for the arrival of Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy, May 1.

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One year stint gives taste of mission life

Mary Olenick

May 13, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Hoping to win over more young people to mission life, Scarboro Missions is betting that a one-year commitment compared to three will be its lucky number.

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Francis leads rosary, urges letting Mary help us grow

May 13, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Mary is a mother who helps Christians grow, face the difficulties of life and use their freedom to make lasting commitments, Pope Francis said.

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