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Popes put their own stamp on World Youth Day

July 22, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Blessed John Paul II rallied young Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI instructed them and Pope Francis is preparing to send them out on mission.

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Ditch that snazzy car and walk with the poor

July 22, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Be joyous, authentic and loving while resisting fly-by-night commitments, catty gossip and sleek cars, Pope Francis told future priests, brothers and nuns.

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Missionary theologian heads back to classroom

Fr. Thomas Weinandy

July 22, 2013
DENNIS SADOWSKI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Deep down, Capuchin Franciscan Father Thomas Weinandy always wanted to be a missionary, traveling the world to spread the good news of the Gospel.

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St. Angela's Parish closes its doors

July 22, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Fifteen years after it was tagged for possible closure, St. Angela's Parish closed its doors for the last time June 30 and merged with St. Edmund's Parish.

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Palliative care would cut health care costs substantially

July 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) has released a study showing that Ontario could save millions of dollars on health care costs through improving palliative care access.

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Hate speech section of Human Rights Act getting the axe

Joanne McGarry

July 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

After languishing a year in the Senate and a last ditch effort by prominent Liberal senators to kill it, a bill to axe section 13 from the Canadian Human Rights Act has received royal assent.

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CNEWA supports churches in Egypt and Syria

July 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Christian population in Syria faces a threat of being "wiped out," says CNEWA Canada (Catholic Near East Welfare Association) national secretary Carl Hétu.

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Canadian Catholics push to bring Syrian refugees to Canada

July 22, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

As refugees from Syria's civil war continue to stream into Lebanon, Jordan and other countries, Canadian Catholics are pushing hard to respond on two fronts.

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Magdalene House cycling tour seeks donations for home

July 22, 2013
DAVID BOUCHARD
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

RED DEER – Magdalene House Society is a charitable organization in Alberta providing a home for the recovery of people who are exploited through human trafficking.

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Ukrainian sisters start foundation

July 22, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Through a life of prayer and active service, the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate are dedicated to sharing their experience of God's compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love.

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