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John Paul II to be beatified May 1

Pope John Paul II

January 24, 2011
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession, clearing the way for the late pope's beatification on May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday. more . . .

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St. Albert Parish: Fr. Lacombe launches 150th jubilee

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT — Father Albert Lacombe, the dynamic Oblate priest who devoted his life to helping the Metis and First Nations through smallpox, war, starvation and the arrival of European civilization, made a personal appearance Jan. 16 at St. Albert Church. more . . .

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Ont. schools use Catholic values to support gay students

January 31, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — Despite pressure from activists and media to establish gay-straight alliances in their schools, several Ontario Catholic school boards remain adamant that they will support gay students in ways that reflect Catholic values. more . . .

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Lloydminster school Mass launches new year

January 31, 2011
COLLINS KEDRON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

LLOYDMINSTER - "In this Mass to begin the year 2011 as you resume the school after a short break, we the priests and parishioners of St. Anthony's Parish, Lloydminster, wish to welcome you back with joy and pray that the Lord will continue to lead you through the directions of your teachers." more . . .

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The challenge of chastity

January 31, 2011

 

Living a life of chastity is an ongoing journey which requires both guidance and encouragement. In order to help young Catholics on this challenging journey, the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops would like to show its solidarity with them by providing some words of direction and support. more . . .

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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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