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Students 'Race for your life' to stop suicide

June 3, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hanging on the wall of principal Greg Hall's office are T-shirts depicting past Grade 12 service projects – team uniforms of sorts.

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Local students studying at Ont. Catholic college

June 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

BARRY'S BAY, ONT. – Six students from the Edmonton Archdiocese were among those receiving first, second and third-year certificates from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy at its recent graduation ceremony.

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Vatican organizes global hour of Eucharistic Adoration

June 3, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Vatican officials are making strategic phone calls to some of the world's most far-flung dioceses, trying to verify that in each of the world's inhabited time zones there will be an organized hour of Eucharistic Adoration coinciding with 5 to 6 p.m. Rome time June 2.

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Life of St. Clare goes on stage

June 3, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Clare of Assisi fought passionately with the Church hierarchy, gave generously to people in need and helped to launch the world's first peace movement that ended a 300-year war.

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Disciples should respond to the needs of the crowd, pope says on Corpus Christi

June 10, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – The Eucharist should be a moment of communion with the Lord and also with "my many brothers and sisters who share at this same altar," Pope Francis said May 30.

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Abortion worker converted by prayer and love

June 10, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Abortion clinic workers should not be seen as the enemy and they can be converted to the pro-life cause, says the founder and national director of 40 Days for Life.

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Fetuses experience pain in first trimester, says neurobiologist

June 10, 2013
ZOEY DI MAURO
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – The fetal nervous system and brain structures that communicate pain are already in place by the 18th week of gestation, a neurobiologist told a congressional hearing May 23.

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Feed those hungry for love a Gospel diet, says Smith

June 10, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus, who once told his disciples to give the hungry crowd something to eat, is now asking us to feed the hungry a Gospel diet, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Pope marks 50 years since John XXIII's death

June 10, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - The life of Blessed John XXIII is a lesson in how obedience and trust in God lead to interior peace that is recognized by and shared with others, Pope Francis said.

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Bishops mourn Morgentaler's death

June 10, 2013
CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

OTTAWA – Archbishop Richard Smith has expressed the condolences of the Canadian bishops to the family of Dr. Henry Morgentaler who died May 29.

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