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Pledging peace

February 4, 2013

Masked members of El Salvador's Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang participate in a pledge to reduce violence near San Salvador Jan. 24.

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Vatican II teachings need time to take root – Jesuit

February 4, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – A 91-year-old Jesuit who served as an expert at the Second Vatican Council said, "I'm just beginning to understand the depth and breadth of the council" and its teachings.

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SSPX needs better attitude, says top Vatican negotiator

Archbishop Augustine DiNoia

February 4, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The traditionalist Society of St. Pius X will have a future only if it returns to full communion with the Vatican, said the Vatican official responsible for relations with traditionalist Catholics.

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Europe's baby hatches spark ethical debates

February 4, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

On a damp street in Warsaw, not far from St. Florian's Cathedral, a tiny mattress lies on display behind a safety-glass window, installed at waist height on a dull grey wall.

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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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