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Catholic, United churches discuss marriage

January 31, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A Catholic Church and United Church of Canada dialogue group is preparing a joint-statement on marriage, despite their churches taking opposing sides in the same-sex marriage debate. more . . .

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Once a refugee, now an ardent advocate

Elena Zerea

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Elena Zerea's experiences are an example of the nightmare that many refugees call their lives. more . . .

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Weisgerber committed to the right to water

January 31, 2011
MARY LEMAITRE
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG — Archbishop James Weisgerber says he won't drink bottled water where public water is available and has agreed to promote bottled-water-free zones. more . . .

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Sugay was the priest with the golden heart

Fr. Jose Sugay

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Father Jose Teodoro Sugay was prayerful, a man of God and a man of tremendous self-sacrifice. more . . .

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Catholic vote solidified Conservatives

January 31, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

On Jan. 23, the Conservative Party celebrated its fifth anniversary in power, thanks partly to a swing in the Catholic and the ethnic vote from the Liberals.

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Bishop Ruiz: Outstanding defender of social justice

Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia

January 31, 2011
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MEXICO CITY — Retired Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died Jan. 24 of complications from long-standing illnesses. He was 86. more . . .

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Edmonton board agrees to halt schools' reliance on casinos

January 31, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Edmonton Catholic Schools' trustees have voted to abolish gambling activities as a source of school funding. more . . .

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Anxiety undermines efforts for church unity — Lutheran

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Anxiety is one of the greatest threats to Christian unity, says the Lutheran pastor who led the Jan. 23 service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. more . . .

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Jesus is model for teachers — Groome

February 7, 2011
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON — Jesus is described as a teacher 150 different times in Scripture and Catholic educators should take him as their model, says noted author Thomas Groome. more . . .

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High tech opens a heart to the Bible

February 7, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Everyone who reads has, at some time or other, been psychologically kidnapped by a book. A great book carries us away. They are populated with friends, allies, enemies, protectors and persecutors. Great books teach us how to fall in love, answer when challenged, hope when hopes are dashed, cry when we are hurt and laugh for the sake of laughter. more . . .

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