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Knights of Malta open Syrian hospital

June 3, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When bombs fall in the Syrian city of Aleppo, it's bad news for the municipal hospital in Kilis, Turkey. The Turkish border town of 80,000 has taken in 35,000 Syrian refugees from Syria's civil war, the majority suffering physical and psychological trauma.

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Reach out to teens in their own language

June 3, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

With youth leaving the Catholic Church en masse, Father Mario Salvadori has launched a "radical" parish website to stem the urge to flee.

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Spanish bishops fight secularization

June 3, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MADRID – Spain's bishops have urged Catholics to be more proactive in passing on the faith to children.

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Pope Francis shares stories of his faith

June 3, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

With humour and passion, Pope Francis shared highlights of his personal faith journey and explained some key points of his teaching to an enthusiastic crowd of representatives from Catholic lay movements.

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Is it time to rethink the parish?

June 3, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The ideals of parish life aren't hard to identify. Priests everywhere remind people in front of them on Sunday they are the Church – a community bound together by sacrament and the word of God.

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Dumelie receives national award for Catholic health care leadership

Patrick Dumelie

June 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON – Patrick Dumelie, president and CEO of Covenant Health, has received the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada's national Midcareer Leadership Award.

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Focolare 'Expo' nurtures art of love at home and at work

June 3, 2013
DR. PAUL FLAMAN
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Relationships in every corner of society could be transformed by putting into practice the Art of Loving.

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St. Joseph launches journey across diocese

St. Joseph the Worker icon

June 3, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The icon of St. Joseph the Worker commemorating the centennial of the Archdiocese of Edmonton has begun its tour of parishes in the far-flung archdiocese.

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Anti-Christian persecution rampant around the world, bishops say

June 3, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

GENEVA – More than 100,000 Christians are killed each year because of their faith, and millions more face bigotry, intolerance and marginalization because of their beliefs, a Vatican official said.

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Baptism reminds us how to live our faith

Fr. Paul Kavanagh

June 3, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Baptism, the first of the three sacraments of initiation, is our basis of faith, our relationship with God through Jesus Christ and our life in the Church, Father Paul Kavanagh said May 22.

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