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Church must bring about change

Bishop Frederick Henry

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Church is "the yeast of the Gospel," a community engaged in bringing about change, Calgary Bishop Fredrick Henry said Dec. 6.

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Chatlain surprised to be named an archbishop

Bishop Murray Chatlain

December 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop Murray Chatlain of Mackenzie-Fort Smith is leaving the Northwest Territories despite his desire to stay.

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Live the ecumenical gift of exchange

Julien Hammond

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Observers at the Second Vatican Council who came from other Christian churches had "an informal influence" on the council's deliberations, said the Edmonton Archdiocese's associate director of ecumenical and interfaith relations.

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Apps just might bring us closer to Jesus

December 17, 2012
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

It was five minutes before Mass, and I could feel my iPhone vibrating through my purse. I gave a quick look around St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto before guiltily checking my text messages.

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New Rules call all Christians to exercise charity – cardinal

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

December 17, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Since its release Dec. 1, Pope Benedict's apostolic letter on the "service of charity" has provoked widespread speculation on how it might affect Catholic charitable agencies in their fundraising, hiring and selection of projects.

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Immaculate Conception is Good News – pope

December 17, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – In the immaculate conception of Mary, Christians recognize the truth that the Gospel is the good news of freedom from sin, selfishness and death, Pope Benedict said.

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Former Anglicans get a Canadian dean

December 17, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

HOUSTON – Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson of the Catholic Church's U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans has appointed the head of a deanery newly established by the Vatican for former Anglicans in Canada.

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CCODP, Smith hold 'enriching dialogue'

December 17, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Facing protests within the organization, massive budget cuts and a complete reorganization, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has held a Dec. 1 heart-to-heart with the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Evangelizing society and politics

December 17, 2012
Following is the text of the talk by Sara Michel, Alberta-Mackenzie animator for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, at the Dec. 6 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

I am humbled by Archbishop Smith's invitation to share with you the experience of my relationship with Christ. Indeed, that relationship determines everything about my path in evangelizing the social and political order through my work with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

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New missionary spirit needed in Americas, says Benedict

December 17, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The universal Church needs Catholics in the Americas who are joyful missionaries, well-catechized and faithful to the teachings of the Church, Pope Benedict said.

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