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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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Pope says 'yes' to sainthood for John Paul II, John XXIII

July 15, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis has signed a decree clearing the way for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and has decided also to ask the world's cardinals to vote on the canonization of Blessed John XXIII, even in the absence of a miracle.

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Escape the world's corruption by centering your life on Jesus

Fr. Peter Galadza

July 15, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Many people today live disjointed, distracted lives that are an escape from the real world of the here and now, says an Ottawa Ukrainian Catholic priest.

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School board chair retires after 6 years of service

Becky Kallal

July 15, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After six years on the Edmonton Catholic board of trustees representing Ward 71 in northwest Edmonton, Becky Kallal is calling it quits.

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High River priest helps calm the waters in his flooded town

July 15, 2013
ALISTAIR BURNS
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

HIGH RIVER – June 20 started as a normal day for many citizens in High River, including Father Edward Hospet, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish.

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Canadian mines trash Madagascar's ecology, lifestyle

July 15, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In Madagascar, your family may have lived on its land for centuries but unless you have a legal title to that land, a Canadian mining company or a rich Malagasy can buy that property and chase you off it.

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New priests are 'works of art,' says archbishop

July 15, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It's nearly 12,000 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Edmonton. But Cay Pham made that journey so she could be present at the July 5 priestly ordination of her son Father Luan Vu, an ordination that was the culmination of his own incredible journey.

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Trauma remains

July 22, 2013

A Bosnian woman cries over the grave of a relative at the site where hundreds of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre were buried July 11.

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Pope Francis prays for those impacted by Quebec train disaster

July 22, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUE. – Pope Francis offered prayers for the people touched by the tragic July 6 train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, said the Vatican secretary of state.

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