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Young adults put emphasis on personal experience

February 14, 2011
BETH GRIFFIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Catholic young adults aren't as attached to the Church as their counterparts from the 1940s and 1950s, but they have not abandoned the faith, according to speakers at a two-day forum at Fordham University.

Sociologist James Davidson, professor emeritus at Purdue University, said young Catholics "distinguish between the Catholic faith, which they identify with and respect, and the Catholic Church, which they are less attached to." more . . .

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Canadian priest fears for Egyptian homeland

February 14, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The pastor of Holy Family Coptic Catholic Church in Toronto, is not just worried about fellow Copts - Orthodox or Catholic - in Egypt, he is worried about the future for all Egyptians. more . . .

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Back Porch ministry challenges abortion

February 14, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Veronica Isinger is not talking with women who plan to have abortions, she is praying for them.

"Praying is always good," says Isinger, a volunteer at the Back Porch, located across the street from Edmonton's abortion clinic. more . . .

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Roche's determination wins Nobel nomination

February 14, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Douglas Roche, long-time nuclear disarmament activist and founding editor of the Western Catholic Reporter, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Roche, who has served as senator, member of Parliament and Canada's ambassador for disarmament, has been nominated by the International Peace Bureau for his role in launching and leading the Middle Powers Initiative. more . . .

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Sask. Church leaders look at marriage

February 21, 2011
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

LUMSDEN, SASK. — Anglicans, Lutherans and Roman Catholics have similar views of marriage, but significant differences surfaced during discussions at the annual St. Michael’s Retreat Ministries Bishops’ Day. more . . .

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Dutch Jesuit wrote popular catechisms

St. Peter Canisius

February 21, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Even in the midst of the upheaval of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, St. Peter Canisius knew how to defend Catholic doctrine without launching personal attacks on those who disagreed, Pope Benedict said. more . . .

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Benedictine says missal imposed from above

Fr. Anthony Ruff

February 21, 2011
NANCY FRAZIER O’BRIEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON — Saying he “cannot promote the new missal translation with integrity,” the former chairman of the music committee of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy has withdrawn from all speaking engagements related to the missal. more . . .

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New missal translation is needed, says Jesuit

Fr. Charles Pottie-Pâté

February 21, 2011
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG — The new Roman Missal is a necessary change in the life of the Church, says Jesuit Father Charles Pottie-Pâté. more . . .

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Save heritage churches — Quebec bishops

February 21, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — Quebec’s Catholic bishops have asked the province to consider better ways to help maintain the churches and religious buildings associated with the provinces’ cultural heritage. more . . .

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Transgender bill passes, goes to Senate

Michele Boulva

February 21, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A bill that could reshape society’s understanding of human sexuality by granting protected status to transgendered and transsexual people passed a final vote Feb. 9 in the House of Commons and has gone to the Senate. more . . .

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