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Rabbi welcomes Christians to Seder at the synagogue

April 9, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Christians, the Passover Seder meal is a way not only to connect with the roots of their own religion, but also to see how ancient practices still pertain to modern Christianity.

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Quebec euthanasia plan meets opposition

COLF Logo

April 9, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Assembly of Quebec Bishops and the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) are opposing a Quebec commission's recommendation to allow euthanasia under limited circumstances.

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Meet humanity in its poverty, Smith tell Chrism Mass

April 9, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Our mission as a Church is to meet the humanity of today so that it may encounter God, who offers love.

 

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Disobedience no way to renew the Church, says pope

Pope Benedict

April 23, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict has firmly criticized dissent from Church teachings and disobedience of God's will as illegitimate paths to reform and renewal.

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Clergy to lobby for higher taxes

April 23, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

OAKVILLE, ONT. – The clergy have never been an outstanding revenue source for governments, yet some clergy are volunteering to pay more taxes.

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Manila scavengers go from rags to riches

April 23, 2012
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A recent fashion show in Manila's business district was in full swing, with models walking the runway slinging brightly coloured purses of different styles from Philippine fashion powerhouse Rajo Laurel's latest collection.

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Way of the Cross walks amidst inequality and injustice

April 23, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Edmonton's inner city on Good Friday to commemorate Jesus' death and to pray for an end to injustice and inequality in Edmonton and around the world.

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Bzdel led Canada's Ukrainians for 13 years

April 23, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WINNIPEG – Archbishop Michael Bzdel, who served as metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada for nearly 13 years, died April 3 at his home in Winnipeg. He was 81.

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Rolheiser receives honorary degree

Fr. Ron Rolheiser

April 23, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - If you dream your dream alone, you may make a splash but you will not make a real difference in people's lives, said Father Ron Rolheiser.

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Kateri's spirit lives in mosaic mural

April 23, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

An artist in residence and about 400 eager students, parents and staff at Blessed Kateri Catholic School have created a vibrant mural to honour the canonization of the school's patron – Kateri Tekakwitha.

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