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Parish reaches out to those distant from the Church

Fr. Frank Kuczera

January 28, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Some people recognize God's footsteps on their journey through life, while others struggle to ever be on familiar terms with Jesus.

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Deaths of parents brought her experiences of the divine

January 28, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Rene Desilva spoke of a woman from the Philippines who had two young children, with no intention of having a third. But soon after arriving in Canada, she was pregnant again.

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Ottawa had no reason to slash CCODP funding

January 28, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Internal emails, briefing notes and memoranda obtained by The Catholic Register reveal that a government decision to cut funding to Canada's Catholic development agency went against the advice of almost everyone consulted, including its own bureaucracy.

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New seminarians get taste of prayer and the poor

January 28, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Seminarian Brett Fawcett spends his days at the Marian Centre helping to feed the needy. When he isn't peeling potatoes or chopping vegetables or meat, he is mopping floors or serving food to the dozens of men and women who line up regularly at the centre for food and clothing.

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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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