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Holy Land faithful resilient in the face of great hardships

Sister Orella Narag

February 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith returned from a Jan. 5-10 visit to the Holy Land both "moved and impressed" with the "hope and resilience" of the people he met.

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Seminarian offers coffee, conversation about religious paths

Greg Smith-Windsor

February 4, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Greg Smith-Windsor, a seminarian for the Saskatoon Diocese, is offering a cup of coffee and some vocation-centred outreach while he serves his pastoral year at a Saskatoon parish.

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Collins unveils ambitious pastoral plan for Toronto Archdiocese

February 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Cardinal Thomas Collins has launched a pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Toronto that proposes creation of a "Cathedral Block" to transform St. Michael's Cathedral and surrounding area into a place of pilgrimage.

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Spiritan overseas program names lay director

Joyce de Gooijer

February 4, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Volunteer International Christian Service has named Joyce de Gooijer as its new director, replacing Spiritan Father Bob Colburn.

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Ephphatha House program to focus on family life

February 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

STONY PLAIN – Inspired by the Nothing More Beautiful evangelization series and the Year of Faith, Ephphatha House is running a series on the family called Giving Glory to God in the Family.

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Pro-life advocates hold vigil at Law Courts

February 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A group of 30 pro-life demonstrators braved the cold Jan. 28 outside Edmonton's Law Courts Building to protest 25 years of unrestricted abortion in Canada.

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Canada marks 25th anniversary of Morgentaler decision

Stephen Woodworth

February 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

On Jan. 28, Canada marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada decision that struck down Canada's law regulating abortion.

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McNamara retires as STAR superintendent

Jamie McNamara

February 4, 2013
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jamie McNamara, superintendent of the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools (STAR) since 2005, will retire Aug. 31.

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Faith: Our trust in God's revelation

Fr. Sylvain Casavant

February 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

With its purpose to act as a yardstick of correct belief, the Nicene Creed is the profession of faith most widely used in Christian liturgy.

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Smith: Failure to unite churches undermines Christian mission

February 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christians are called to give witness to the world that real reconciliation, real peace and real unity are in fact possible, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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