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Waiting for Shimon

May 13, 2013

A Franciscan monk holds his cameras as he waits for the arrival of Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy, May 1.

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One year stint gives taste of mission life

Mary Olenick

May 13, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Hoping to win over more young people to mission life, Scarboro Missions is betting that a one-year commitment compared to three will be its lucky number.

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A tapestry of hope and joy centred on Jesus Christ

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Nothing More Beautiful ended where it began - with the story from Genesis that tells of the dignity of man and woman created in God's image and likeness.

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Nothing More Beautiful a 'launching pad' to future

Archbishop Richard Smith

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Nothing More Beautiful should be "a launching pad" for Catholics knowing Jesus and sharing their faith with their friends, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Sister serves Innu in remote Labrador

Sr. Sheila Fortune

May 13, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When Oblates missionaries found an Innu community in the isolated interior of Labrador in 1857, they were shocked to hear the rosary being recited, said Sister Sheila Fortune, a sister of St. Joseph.

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Benedict XVI returns to the Vatican

May 13, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – For the first time in history, the Vatican is home to a pope and a retired pope.

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Don't dialogue with the devil, says pope

Pope Francis

May 13, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Dialogue doesn't work with the devil; the only defence is the word of God, humility and meekness, especially in response to his works of hatred and persecution, Pope Francis said.

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Cardinal critiques lack of dialogue

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz

May 13, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The revision of the statutes of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious must be accompanied with a real dialogue, which has been missing from the process, said the head of the Vatican congregation responsible for religious orders.

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Catholic therapists accept importance, reality of faith

Dr. Theresa Zolner

May 13, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The psychologist needs to understand who you are and where you come from in order to deliver competent services, maintains Dr. Theresa Zolner, a clinical researcher and professor of psychology in Edmonton.

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Vision TV tackles religious persecution in War on Faith series

May 13, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Religious persecution, whether by mob violence, popular prejudice or state-imposed restrictions on religious practice, is significant in 163 countries, with Christianity being the number one target.

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