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Painting project has been a journey of inner healing

Marilyn Hodysh

November 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

About six years ago a photo taken by a Crosier priest appeared in the pages of the Western Catholic Reporter. The image caught the attention of Marilyn Hodysh, an avid WCR reader, longtime schoolteacher and a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish.

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CCCB getting too conservative – advocate

November 26, 2012
WCR NEWS SERVICES

A "culture of silence" and deference to "political conservatism" has infected the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), charges the head of the Jesuit-founded Centre Justice et Foi (Justice and Faith) in Montreal.

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Sisters of St. Joseph unite to form a new family

November 26, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

MARKHAM, ONT. – After a four-year process and the amalgamation of four congregations, the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada have been created.

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Ready for ordination, Hysell says it's a blessing to be deaf

November 26, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Matthew Hysell became deaf after contracting spinal meningitis when he was 18 months old.

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Catholics follow 'green pope'

December 3, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - Care for creation has been a hallmark of Pope Benedict's papacy.

His writings on the environment are so extensive that some call him the "green" pope.

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Seminarian fell in love after Eucharist

Paul Jang Han Goo

December 3, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Paul Jang Han Goo remembers the first time he fell in love. He was at Mass in a Seattle church and realized he wanted to spend the rest of his life serving the Lord.

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Nativity play fit for a pope

December 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In producing a children's nativity play that she thinks the late Pope John Paul II would have liked, Mena Jewell refused to dumb things down.

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Scientific evidence says universe has a creator – Jesuit

December 3, 2012
PETER FINNEY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer – a philosopher, accountant, former university president and leadership consultant – always has had a fascination with the intersection of faith and reason.

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Catholic universities need strong leaders to nurture identity

December 3, 2012
CHRISTOPHER PINEO
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – Leadership and creativity are crucial to a university establishing and maintaining a distinct identity, the president of Wake Forest University told participants at a Boston College symposium.

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Catholic education is evangelization, says theologian

Colin Kerr

December 3, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Education in the Catholic tradition is indispensable to evangelization, theologian and educator Colin Kerr told the Catholic Teachers' Guild here Nov. 20.

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