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Sheptytsky was centred on the Lord

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

May 7, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky was a model of sacrificial love that every generation needs to discover, says his current successor as head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church,

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Knights urged to slam the door shut on casino fundraisers

Fr. Henry Rosenbaum

May 7, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – In 2004, the Alberta bishops publicly identified casinos as destructive to individuals and families. Profiting from gambling addiction was deemed unacceptable.

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Saskatoon cathedral links worship with prairie landscape

May 7, 2012
NED POWERS
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

The cross atop the new Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon is a distinctive skyline feature and visible symbol elevating the character and spirit of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

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Artist Hank Zyp had a radical faith

Hank Zyp

May 7, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Hank Zyp was no ordinary man. The capital region artist, teacher and social justice advocate was a radical who praised the virtues of the likes of Archbishop Oscar Romero, Ernesto "Che" Guevara and socialist Salvador Allende.

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K of C reminded of original mission

State Deputy Gary Johnson

May 7, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Knights of Columbus strive to keep their commitment to God, the clergy and the Church. They help the needy and less fortunate in their communities. They support youth, families and those in need.

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'Ladies get together' to celebrate CWL centennial

May 7, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Katherine Hughes, while living in Edmonton 100 years ago, took an interest in the Catholic Women's League after travelling through England. Upon her return to Canada, she told Bishop Emile Legal about this benevolent women's organization.

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Science needs the guidance of faith – pope

May 14, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Excluding truth and the transcendent from scientific debate and research has impoverished modern thought and weakened the intellect's ability to understand reality, Pope Benedict said.

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Paraguayan festival

May 14, 2012

Actors from the group Hara perform in front of the National Pantheon of The Heroes before a procession on the eve of Kurusu Ara, or the Day of the Cross, in Asuncion, Paraguay, May 2.

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Life stories told on The Park Bench

Jim Soetaert

May 14, 2012
COLLEEN SOETAERT
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

ST. ALBERT - Sandra Brenneis, composer and playwright of Mary's Veil and Lost Apostle, is pleased to present her latest musical, The Park Bench.

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Catholics reeling as evangelicals continue to grow

May 14, 2012
EZRA FIESER
and LISE ALVES
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The World Church of the Power of God opened an L-shaped, one-storey, corrugated metal megachurch on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on New Year's Day, expecting around 100,000 people to attend. Few were prepared for the more than two million people who actually showed up.

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