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Ottawa parents don't want Trudeau in Catholic schools

July 15, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

While Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's speaking fees to charities are raising controversy, many Catholic parents in Ottawa would rather he did not speak at Catholic schools, even for free.

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Faith calls Catholics to transform society

July 15, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Evangelization is not just apologetics or helping the poor or filling the Church with new converts, says a Detroit-based preacher and evangelist.

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Catholic Family Life Conference draws largest crowds yet

July 15, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

While many stayed in the city to partake in Canada Day celebrations, several hundred Catholic families spent the Canada Day long weekend at Lac Ste. Anne barbecuing, playing games, praying, attending Mass and listening to speakers.

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Tackle poverty's devastating causes

Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher

July 15, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Continue to help the poor but also find ways to fight the causes of poverty, Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Que., told members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul June 28.

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Catholics need warmer faith and revved-up knowledge

Michael Thio

July 15, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Faith formation and evangelization are the keys to carrying out the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's (SSVP) focus on justice and charity, says the society's international president-general.

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Money, letters sent to Guatemala open hearts, minds, lives

July 15, 2013
SHARON MOSER
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

A few years ago I heard about Chalice, a Canadian Catholic sponsorship Organization. What caught my attention was that Chalice had been recognized as the top charity in the International Aid and Development category and that 93 per cent of its money goes towards programming.

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Pope Francis calls all to the light of faith

July 15, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Today's society has "lost its sense of God's tangible presence and activity in our world," Pope Francis says in his first encyclical.

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Seven encyclicals that had an impact on the church

July 15, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – An encyclical is considered the most authoritative form of papal writing, and though many examples are now remembered only by scholars, the messages of others have continued to resonate within the Church and beyond.

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'Lumen Fidei' shows continuity in the teachings of 2 popes

Cardinal Marc Ouellet

July 15, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Presenting Pope Francis' new encyclical and acknowledging how much of it was prepared by retired Pope Benedict XVI, top Vatican officials hailed it as a unique expression of the development of papal teaching and unity in faith.

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Syrians call out for God's help

July 15, 2013
DALE GAVLAK
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A sick Syrian father said he and his family lived outdoors in the cold, under plastic sheeting, for months after their dwellings were destroyed near Damascus.

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