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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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Smith calls for prayer for human life

May 28, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – A conscience that's active, alert and is properly formed will never justify the killing of an innocent life, said Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Pastor, teacher, chancellor and vicar-general

May 28, 2012
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Msgr. Jack Hamilton has been a fixture in the life of the Edmonton Archdiocese for 50 years, serving as a parish pastor, chancellor of the Edmonton Archdiocese, vicar general and friend to many.

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Debate continues today over 1920's Mexican Catholic revolt

May 28, 2012
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Even as modern-day Church-state relations improve, the impact of Mexico's three-year Cristero Rebellion in the 1920s on the Catholic Church remains widely debated in Mexican society.

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Take back Sunday to be with the Lord

Fr. Stefano Penna

May 28, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

To be a Christian in a meaningful public way, one must go and meet with the Lord on Sunday in the Eucharist, says Father Stefano Penna.

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March for Life honours baby who lived for two hours

May 28, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A year ago, Crystal Charbonneau was pregnant and, at 20 weeks gestation, was diagnosed with an anencephalic baby. Knowing their baby would die, she and her husband Adam from St. Paul were offered abortion, but refused.

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