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Philippine cardinal

February 25, 2013

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at a chapel in Manila Feb. 13.

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Evangelizing the Workplace

February 25, 2013
(Following is an excerpt from the witness talk by Rob Taylor at the Feb. 7 session of Nothing More Beautiful.)

When I was asked by His Grace if I would speak here tonight, one of my first thoughts was "Am I really worthy to do so?" I don't think that was abnormal, but it perhaps symbolizes a mindset that could hold back any one. In many ways, I am not truly worthy, but we are all called to serve others in some way.

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Pope lauds Vatican II, calls 'council of the media' a calamity

February 25, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict, who has dedicated much of his pontificate to shaping the Church's understanding of the Second Vatican Council, devoted one of his last public addresses to the subject.

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Benedict walks in the footsteps of mediaeval Pope Celestine

February 25, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME - The halls of history might hold some clues as to what kind of impact Pope Benedict's resignation will have on the Church and how to navigate a smooth transition, said a U.S. scholar.

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Pope disheartened in last 6 months, says biographer

February 25, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

OXFORD, ENGLAND – Pope Benedict was "exhausted and disheartened" well before his Feb. 11 resignation announcement, according to his German biographer, Peter Seewald.

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Benedict's faith encyclical faces uncertain future

February 25, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict's historic decision to resign at the end of February has astonished and perplexed the world in many ways, not least because of what might be called the mystery of the missing encyclical.

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MacDonnell worked for Social Justice

February 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

He was a gentle soul and a patient pastor who was always present to his people. Father Duncan MacDonnell typified what every Catholic wants in their spiritual shepherd.

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Crowe brought focus to CWL, 1984 papal visit

Mitzi Crowe

February 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

She knew what she wanted and if she had a goal, you had to help her get it. Mitzi Crowe knew how to get things done.

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Rite of Election sparks enthusiasm of new Catholics

February 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Alina Thul started attending Mass at St. Margaret's Parish in Rimbey with her future husband, it was like going to a foreign country.

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Cramer looks for signs of God's Call

Fr. Marc Cramer

February 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In the eyes of Father Marc Cramer, a call to the priesthood "freaks out most young men."

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