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True Christians try to think like Christ, act like him, love like him, says pope

April 22, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Christian isn't a person who simply follows some commandments, but is a person who tries to think like Christ, "act like him, love like him," Pope Francis said at his April 10 weekly general audience.

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Francis and Vatican II

April 22, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The election of Pope Francis marks a new phase in the Catholic Church's process of fully understanding, responding to and living out the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, said Cardinal Walter Kasper.

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Women are born to love, TV host tells conference

Colleen Carroll Campbell

April 22, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

What is passed off as women's spirituality these days is downright absurd. Peruse the women's section of any religious bookstore, and the selection focuses on diets, boosting self-esteem and looking pretty for Jesus.

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Aboriginal people 'paid the bill' for Canada's prosperity

April 22, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In the early years of Canada, it was aboriginal people who paid the bill for the country's growing prosperity, says the head of an ecumenical institute for indigenous theology.

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History prof eager to learn more about residential schools

April 22, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – For Indre Cuplinskas the April 12 Social Justice Institute was an opportunity to learn more about the legacy of residential schools.

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Justice is possible; it just needs people working together

April 22, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When people think injustice cannot be overcome, it is important to look at the things in history that have changed, says the research and advocacy officer for Development and Peace.

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Life-Family Week events aim to give practical help

April 22, 2013
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – The archdiocesan Week for Family and Life will offer a wide variety of sessions for families at different ages and stages on their journey.

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Holy Land pilgrimage of faith will wrap up archdiocesan jubilee

April 22, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Catholics in the Edmonton Archdiocese are being invited to mark the conclusion of the archdiocese's 100th anniversary year by walking in the footsteps of Jesus.

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Creed tells us that Church is one, holy, catholic, apostolic

Archbishop Richard Smith

April 22, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Church is the creation of God and we are called to be stewards of this creation, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Landry: When family life got tough, Church filled the breach

Mike Landry

April 22, 2013
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

STONY PLAIN – As a kid, Mike Landry thought his family was amazing. Highlights include the way the house would smell when his mom baked bread, camping with his dad, and going to Oilers games and family vacations to the East Coast.

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