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Church's defence of marriage spurs attacks

Archbishop Barry Hickey

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL KELLY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

DUBLIN – The Catholic Church is under attack "partly because of the sins of some of its leaders, but mainly because of its uncompromising teachings" on marriage, said an Australian archbishop.

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Fr. Stempfle: such a good company man

Fr. Frank Stempfle

June 18, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In 1977, St. Patrick's Parish held a celebration in honour of Father Frank Stempfle's 25th anniversary as a priest. Since then, it has also celebrated his 40th anniversary in 1992 and 50th anniversary in 2002.

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Education Minister assures school funding is not at risk

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The Ontario government respects the constitutional rights of Catholic education and is committed to its continuation, said Education Minister Laurel Broten.

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Ont. Catholics will work with new law

Cardinal Thomas Collins

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
and EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Catholic schools will remain welcoming places for all students in full accord with the Accepting Schools Act and Catholic teaching and tradition, Cardinal Thomas Collins said in a June 5 statement.

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Ukrainian leader presides over a growing Church

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

June 18, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In spite of persecution under the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Catholic Church has grown exponentially in the past two decades and now has more than six million adherents worldwide.

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Alberta Catholic Directory suspended for 2013

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June 18, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The WCR and the Edmonton Archdiocese have decided to suspend publication of the annual Alberta Catholic Directory for one year pending a full study of its costs and benefits, user needs and alternative methods of delivery.

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From Darkness to Light

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL KELLY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Church in Ireland is on the path to renewal, Church leaders told pilgrims at the opening Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress June 10.

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Studying Jesus leads one to a deeper faith – prof

June 25, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

To study the nature and meaning of Jesus Christ is to deepen one's faith in every way, says Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald.

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Online Catechism

Cover - Catechism of the Catholic Church

June 25, 2012

A woman displays the e-book version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on an iPad.

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Decline in charitable activity corrodes society – think tank head

June 25, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Charity in Canada has a political problem that is contributing to an alarming drop in charitable giving and volunteering in Canada, says the president of Cardus, a think tank devoted to renewing civil society.

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