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Vatican official blasts Nobel Prize selection

October 11, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Honouring one of the inventors of in vitro fertilization with the Nobel Prize for Medicine ignores the ethical consequences of opening "the wrong door" in the fight against infertility, said the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. more . . .

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Académie Saint-André salutes patron

October 11, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

BEAUMONT – Not only is Brother André on the verge of being elevated to sainthood, Montreal's humble man of faith will also be honoured as the patron of Beaumont's only Catholic school.

Planning for the new school started about four years ago. More recently, the Catholic community, parents and division staff submitted 45 potential names, such as St. Vital, Ascension and de La Salle. more . . .

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Mass media hostile to Christian values

October 11, 2010
ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
WCATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

DENVER – A new sentiment in the mass media seems more hostile to Christian values, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput told a conference of 150 religion reporters Sept. 24.

He urged the journalists from across the nation and overseas "to understand believers and religious institutions as they understand themselves" and to have humility in their work. more . . .

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New Mass translation strives to fill 'the hunger for faith'

October 11, 2010

Fr. Geoffrey Angeles

GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – Within the next few years English-speaking Canadian Catholics will celebrate the Mass with "a heightened language that focuses on transcendence," says a Manitoba pastor.

Father Geoffrey Angeles says he hopes the new Roman Missal touches "the hunger for faith" among Catholics.

"More and more we are meeting people who are looking for meaning in all the wrong places when the meaning is right in front of us," said Angeles, a liturgical composer and priest of the Winnipeg Archdiocese. more . . .

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Court halts LifeSite fishing expedition

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October 18, 2010
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has obtained a court injunction to block an access to information request for the names and funding levels for its nearly 200 partner organizations in developing nations. more . . .

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Mid-East church called to stronger sense of mission

October 18, 2010
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The survival of the Christian communities in the Middle East is threatened by violence and political repression, but also by the churches themselves. more . . .

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Covenant Health reaches out to seniors

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October 18, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Covenant Health, Canada's largest Catholic provider of health care, continues to expand.

In addition to opening a new facility for seniors in Edmonton, Covenant Health plans to open similar facilities in Killam, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Calgary. more . . .

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Historic roots of Alberta's health care revered, remembered

October 18, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
ORGANIZATION

EDMONTON – Covenant Health bears witness to the words God spoke to Abraham – "I will be there for you," says the archbishop of Edmonton.

God's covenant of love calls us to live lives of justice, mercy, tenderness and compassion, Archbishop Richard Smith said at the annual meeting of Covenant Health Oct. 5. more . . .

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Collins in line for cardinal's red hat

Archbishop Thomas Collins

October 19, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTERN

Former Edmonton Archbishop Thomas Collins is among the frontrunners in speculation over who will receive cardinals’ red hats when Pope Benedict names at least 19 prelates under age 80 to the College of Cardinals. more . . .

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Psalms echo truth for our daily lives

October 18, 2010
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – The psalms evoke the reality of the human condition and echo with truth for our daily lives, says Gisele Bauche.

"The psalms touch the core of our being," Bauche said Sept. 27 at a session on Exploring Our Faith.

The Book of Psalms forms the "heart of the Bible," Bauche said, both in its location at the Bible's centre, and in its over-arching content. more . . .

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