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Preaching must touch people's lives, U.S. bishops advise

November 26, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - "My dad used to say, 'I know what happened 2,000 years ago. I need to know how to live my life today.'"

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'Spiritual poverty' must be challenged ecumenically – pope

November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Christian communities are challenged by the fact that many people today do not think they need God, Pope Benedict said.

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Youth should welcome Christ's embrace – pope

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November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – When young Catholics from around the world gather in Rio de Janeiro in July, they will be under the gaze of the city's famous statue of Christ with outstretched arms, a reminder of his desire to embrace all people, Pope Benedict said.

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Church called to adapt to rapidly changing society

David Sax

November 26, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
THE PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Immigration from non-European countries in Asia, Africa and Central American Catholic countries is what will keep the Catholic Church alive and vibrant, said David Sax, executive director of Catholic Family Services Society.

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Studying catechism one way to take part in the Year of Faith

November 26, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - Pope Benedict has given Catholics a mission during the Year of Faith: study the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Benedict completes trilogy with book on Jesus' birth

November 26, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
AND FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Nativity story, like the whole story of Christ, is not merely an event in the past, Pope Benedict writes in his third and final volume on the life and teachings of Jesus.

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Tiny book publisher offers Catholic writers to Canadian audience

November 26, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

While many book publishers are going under during rocky economic times, a new Canadian Catholic press is entering its fourth year, offering six new book titles.

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Religion, science must face environmental crisis as partners

Mary Evelyn Tucker

November 26, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The difference between right and wrong could be the difference between life and extinction as Earth's climate continues to spiral out of control, a Yale University professor said Nov. 9.

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Painting project has been a journey of inner healing

Marilyn Hodysh

November 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

About six years ago a photo taken by a Crosier priest appeared in the pages of the Western Catholic Reporter. The image caught the attention of Marilyn Hodysh, an avid WCR reader, longtime schoolteacher and a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish.

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CCCB getting too conservative – advocate

November 26, 2012
WCR NEWS SERVICES

A "culture of silence" and deference to "political conservatism" has infected the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), charges the head of the Jesuit-founded Centre Justice et Foi (Justice and Faith) in Montreal.

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