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Butterflies in his stomach said he was in love with Jesus

May 27, 2013
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Paul Jang Han Goo remembers the first time he fell in love. He was at Mass in a Seattle church and realized he wanted to spend the rest of his life serving the Lord.

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Air Force vet swaps bombs for the Bible

Sr. Jennifer Kane

May 27, 2013
MIKE LATONA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Sister Jennifer Kane is a living conversion story, who has gone, she said, from "bombs to Bibles."

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Religious women return to their roots

May 27, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Religious women have seen their vocations change dramatically over the years. They have gone from running large institutions such as hospitals, fine art academies, schools and retreat houses to more modest ministries such as working with immigrants, abused women and inner city poor.

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Vietnam said no, but St. Joseph Seminary said yes

Luan Vu

May 27, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As a young boy growing up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Luan Vu used to dream of becoming a priest. He yearned to wear their priestly garb and do what priests do.

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Jesus guided him past poor grades to the priesthood

May 27, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Deacon Carlos Nunez knows firsthand what it means for God's strength to be made perfect through human weakness.

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Saint worked with Colombian natives

May 27, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

St. Laura Montoya, who died in 1949 after a career spent working with poor indigenous Colombians, was canonized May 12 and became the first Colombian saint.

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Catholics need to get off couch and evangelize – pope

May 27, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Church doesn't need couch-potato Catholics, it needs believers with "apostolic zeal," willing to preach the uncomfortable words of Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Icons rich in symbolism

May 27, 2013
KATE O'GORMAN
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche share a passion for iconography. Stepping into Mycyk's Saskatoon studio, surrounded by icons, it feels as though one is being welcomed into a place of reverence.

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Priest appointments announced for archdiocese

May 27, 2013
Following are the appointments of priests in the Edmonton Archdiocese. All the appointments take effect Aug. 14, unless otherwise indicated.

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Parents can nurture youths' faith

May 27, 2013
PAULA FOURNIER
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Parents wish their children are active in their parishes and have a comfortable prayer life with God, several parents said at a recent workshop in Prince Albert, Sask.

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