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Gratitude blesses bishop's journey

Bishop Douglas Crosby

November 8, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Bishop Douglas Crosby only recalls one time that he gave a second thought about what he had given up to be a priest.

"When my brother had his first child, that's when I experienced just a little bit of envy," he said in an interview from his office in the Corner Brook and Labrador Diocese. "Just briefly. It really struck me the commitment I had made." more . . .

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OLPH Parish prepares Catholics for the future

November 8, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is launching an innovative formation program to prepare parishioners for the future. more . . .

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The Church we believe in is one

November 8, 2010
 

In good Catholic form, I want to begin my reflections this evening with a kind of confession: When Archbishop Smith first asked me about being a witness at NMB, I just laughed and said to him, "You're not serious, Your Grace! What could I possibly say to the people of our archdiocese that would inspire a greater faith?" more . . .

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Slaughter in Iraq Cathedral is ‘absurd violence,’ says pope

November 8, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A deadly militant siege of a Catholic cathedral in Baghdad, Iraq, was a "savage" act of "absurd violence," Pope Benedict said.

The pope urged international and national authorities and all people of good will to work together to end the "heinous episodes of violence that continue to ravage the people of the Middle East." more . . .

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MacDonald put gifts at service of theology in Western Canada

November 8, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For some people, he is a beloved teacher and for others, a respected spiritual guide. For those who know him well, he is a delightful friend.

More than 100 people celebrated the 50th anniversary of Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald's priestly ordination. Friends and family, as well as past and present associates and students from Newman Theological College, attended an open house at St. Faith's Anglican Church on Oct. 31. more . . .

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Scarf-waving crowd honours St. Br. André

November 8, 2010
LAURA IERACI
CATHOLIC TIMES MONTREAL

MONTREAL – When Catholics worldwide gave thanks for All Saints Nov. 1, there was a new Canadian saint among the list of holy men and women.

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 48,000 from across Canada and the United States came to the Olympic Stadium Oct. 30 to celebrate the recent canonization of St. Brother André. more . . .

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World sliding into darkness – author

November 15, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Bestselling author and painter Michael O’Brien says the world is descending into darkness deeper than that before the birth of Christ. more . . .

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Fr. Bonelli, a beloved pastor for Italian parish

November 15, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

BASSANO DEL GRAPPA, ITALY - Father Giovanni (John) Bonelli, co-founder and longtime pastor of Edmonton's Santa Maria Goretti Italian Parish, will be remembered as an energetic, loving and caring pastor and friend. more . . .

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Exorcist shortage has U.S. bishops trying to recruit more

November 15, 2010
DENNIS SADOWSKI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – U.S. bishops are looking for a few good men to become exorcists.

In response to growing interest in the rite of exorcism and a shortage of trained exorcists nationwide, the bishops are sponsoring a two-day conference prior to their 2010 fall general assembly Nov. 15-18 in Baltimore. more . . .

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Chaput calls for 'Christianity of resistance'

November 15, 2010
STEVE WEATHERBE
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VICTORIA - Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver called on believers to "practise a Christianity of resistance" against forces that would deny religious believers a voice in public affairs. more . . .

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