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New evangelization begins with Confession, pope says

March 19, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Confession can help Catholics build lives filled with hope and holiness, which are needed for effective evangelization, Pope Benedict said.

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Unite to evangelize Europe – Williams

March 19, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Remembering the common roots of the Christianity they share, Roman Catholics and Anglicans should renew their commitments to praying and working for Christian unity, Pope Benedict said.

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Canadian bishops defend Haitian rehabilitation group

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian bishops take concerns about its development agency's overseas partners "very seriously," but also point out that a Haitian group criticized in a recent online report has the support of local bishops.

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Summer program dips into treasury of sacred music

March 19, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

DERWENT - In response to the revised translation of the Mass, many Catholic choirs have responded with musical arrangements that embrace the Church's past.

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Silence offers its gift after the struggle to abandon noisiness

March 19, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

They say silence is golden. Well, silence is also tough. I learned just how challenging it is to be completely silent during a recent young women's weekend retreat with the Sisters of Life in Stamford, Conn.

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Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage cuts back

March 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For several days each July, thousands of aboriginal Catholics from across Western Canada gather on the shores of Lac Ste. Anne. They come to visit old friends, to seek healing and to be renewed in their faith.

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Misinterpreting the Bible can lead to demonization of others

March 19, 2012
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG – The Bible contains "troubling texts" that are sometimes distorted so that they seem to condone violence, hostility and inhumane treatment, says a Catholic scholar.

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Jewish scholarship intrigues Christians

March 19, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Jesus was a Jew. Mary and Joseph were Jews. All 12 apostles were Jews. The first ecumenical council of the Church was held in Jerusalem in about 50 AD and everybody there was Jewish – even if they were there to decide what to do about non-Jewish followers of Jesus.

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Power of prayer turns nightmares into blessings

Marg Kenny

March 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Marg Kenny believes in the power of prayer. And she should. So many times in her life prayer played such an important role, such as when her daughter and then herself were saved by the power of prayer.

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Permissive sexual attitudes corrupt

Pope Benedict

March 19, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Permissive attitudes toward sex, cohabitation before marriage and same-sex marriage can damage individuals and are harmful for society, Pope Benedict told a group of U.S. bishops at the Vatican.

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