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May 21, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

TORONTO – The Western Catholic Reporter has won four first place awards in the annual competition among Canada's Christian newspapers and magazines put on by the Canadian Church Press.

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Bishops issue plea for religious freedom

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics have an obligation to oppose unjust laws even if it means making heroic sacrifices, say Canada's Catholic bishops.

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Priest-scholar offers views on sacred art

May 28, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

There's no time like the present, except of course the past. Dominican art historian Father Marius Zerafa knows the past and refuses to romanticize it.

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Benedict travels to world family meeting

May 28, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict will meet with families at a time when the institution of the family is under threat and many are still struggling with a worldwide economic crisis.

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Our Eternal Destiny

Dr. José Pereira

May 28, 2012
Dr. José Pereira

I have given many talks over the years, but this is by far the most difficult I have had to prepare. It is relatively easy for me to put together an academic presentation on a palliative care-related topic, but it has been difficult to put to paper and to speak about something that is much more personal.

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Kairos has kept the faith despite loss of CIDA funding

Jennifer Henry

May 28, 2012
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG – When Kairos, the Canadian ecumenical justice group, suddenly lost $7 million of funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, the organization returned to its roots and moved forward.

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At 96, John XXIII's secretary keeps his boss' memory alive

May 28, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When the freshly named patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, chose 37-year old Father Loris Capovilla as his personal secretary in 1953, a skeptical adviser told the cardinal that the priest looked too sickly to bear the strain of his new job.

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Msgr. Michael Koch conducted RCIA workshops here, abroad

Msgr. Michael Koch

May 28, 2012
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Msgr. Michael Koch, the director for Christian initiation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, died May 10. He was 78.

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Centre Catholic education on Jesus

Thomas Groome

May 28, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Catholic religious educator Thomas Groome called for a "new awareness of the centrality of Jesus to the Catholic faith."

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Did a slave pick the coffee beans you ground for breakfast?

May 28, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Consumers need to ensure the products they buy are not produced by modern day slaves, says the American ambassador-at-large who monitors and combats human trafficking.

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