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Jesuit ministered to Slovakians across West

March 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A Jesuit priest from Slovakia, known in Western Canada for his physical strength, tireless work ethic and commitment to helping immigrants, died March 1.

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Penitents tout the value of Confession

March 18, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Thousands of Catholics experienced relief and forgiveness after confessing their sins March 6, sometimes after lengthy waits outside Reconciliation rooms and confessionals.

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Alberta Pro-Life adds a new name – Wilberforce Project

Rosey Rosenke

March 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Rosey Rosenke's views on abortion were transformed after witnessing an ultrasound of an abortion procedure from a baby's point of view. The unborn baby was 10 weeks old. She resembled a little person in every imaginable way.

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Eyewitnesses laid foundation for the Gospels

March 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Making an act of faith is similar to going on a pilgrimage, a U.S.-based theologian said at the annual Anthony Jordan Lecture Series.

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Reconciliation Day draws crowds across archdiocese

March 18, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Thousands of people lined up at confessionals across the Edmonton Archdiocese March 6 making the Day of Reconciliation a huge success in the eyes of priests who spent hours offering the sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope, takes name Francis

March 18, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76 was elected the 266th pope on March 13 and took the name Francis.

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Human dignity depends on a Christian foundation

Archbishop Christian Lépine

March 25, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Catholics must not cease talking about God in promoting a culture of life because without God, the foundation for human dignity is eroded, warns Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine.

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Indian sand sculpture

March 25, 2013

A sand sculpture of the newly-elected Pope Francis.

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Ignatian spirituality may guide Pope Francis

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

March 25, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – As the first Jesuit pope, Pope Francis' Ignatian spirituality can help him discern God's will and reveal the Gospel in a new way, says Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, a fellow Jesuit.

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St. Francis a key to life of Ignatius, says leading Jesuit

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis is "a Jesuit's Jesuit" who understands the importance of St. Francis of Assisi in the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, said the Jesuits' secretary for the promotion of the faith.

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