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Pope's butler 'feels guilty,' but claims he's innocent

Paolo Gabriele

October 8, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
AND CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Paolo Gabriele, the papal butler charged with stealing and leaking papal correspondence, said he is innocent of charges of aggravated theft, but "I feel guilty for having betrayed the trust the Holy Father placed in me."

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Youth encouraged to make WYD pilgrimage to Brazil

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

So much could have gone wrong at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto.

The event was only months after the terror of 9/11, sex abuse scandals involving the Church were erupting, Pope John Paul II was very ill, and a garbage strike was looming in Toronto.

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Economist forecasts further suffering

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADELE, QUEBEC – The world is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Depression and "there is no miracle cure," a Montreal-based economist told Canadian bishops Sept. 25.

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Take the Gospel to your friends

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The New Evangelization has become Pope Benedict's focus as well as a central concern of the Edmonton Archdiocese, "which makes us wonder what was wrong with the other evangelization," said Basilian Father Thomas Rosica.

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Corpus Christi launches fundraiser

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Southeast Edmonton's spiraling population makes another Catholic church in the area not only a hope, but a necessity.

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Sister shares her poignant life journey

Sr. Edith Elder

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After her retirement from teaching and full-time ministry, Sister Edith Elder facilitated monthly retreats in her home. Yet she sought something more to do with her extra time.

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CCODP, bishops working together, says Smith

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has reaffirmed its ongoing collaboration with Development and Peace (CCODP), walking a fine line between respecting its lay-run character and ensuring its Catholic identity.

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Woodworth's motion exposed Canada's 'most vile, unjust law'

October 8, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Stephen Woodworth, the MP who challenged the law saying the unborn child is not a person, says while he is disappointed his motion to change that law failed to pass, his motion exposed "the most vile, most unjust law in Canada."

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Chilean hero

October 15, 2012

The casket of Fr. Pierre Dubois, a French priest who served in one of Santiago's poorest neighborhoods, is carried through a neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 1.

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Secular youth sign up for Latin classes

Msgr. Daniel Gallagher

October 15, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When Msgr. Daniel Gallagher was a microbiology major at the University of Michigan, his growing curiosity about the "deep questions" led the pre-med student to take philosophy and other humanities courses on the side.

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