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Landry's weekly blog introduces youth to the basics of faith

Mike Landry

September 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Young people spend hours a day on the Internet searching for answers and engaging with other people. That's why Mike Landry posts a weekly blog on the basics of the faith there too.

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Teach about Jesus, Mireau says at Mass

Fr. Mike Mireau

September 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

"Our number one job is to teach that God loves us." That was the main message Father Mike Mireau gave staff of Edmonton Catholic Schools gathered at the Winspear Centre for their annual school opening Mass.

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Pope, Church leaders oppose military attack on Syria

September 9, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Pope Francis has called for a negotiated end to the civil war in the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

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Beer blessing

September 16, 2013

A priest blesses a barrel of beer as members of the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mash staff take part in celebrations at the cathedral in Brussels Sept. 6.

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Personal encounter with Christ leads to new religious order

Mother Mary Bernadette

September 16, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When Alice Fougère had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in 1998, she had no idea God's plans included her founding a new religious order.

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'Apostolic vagabond' suffered torture to resist communism

Blessed Vladimir Ghika

September 16, 2013
VICTOR GAETAN
and JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Msgr. Vladimir Ghika, who was tortured mercilessly by Romania's communists and who died of cold and hunger in prison, was beatified as a martyr Aug. 31.

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Aid agencies fear further increase in Syrian refugees

September 16, 2013
JAMES MARTONE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ISTANBUL – Tanil Kahiaian, a refugee from the Syrian city of Aleppo, said he is doing what he can for the others fleeing his country.

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Military strikes on Syria unjustified, says Vatican's United Nations rep

September 16, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NEW YORK – Military strikes on Syria are unjustified, said the Vatican nuncio to the United Nations.

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt said any military strike will create a far larger humanitarian disaster for people already suffering from hunger, displacement and critical lack of medical care.

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University chaplains strive to keep students' faith living and active

September 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – First-year students have descended on universities and colleges to begin the new school year, and Catholic campus chaplaincies are ready to keep them engaged in the faith.

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Fr. Lacombe's dream honoured in planned care centre

Proposed Providence Care Centre

September 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

CALGARY – Father Albert Lacombe was known for many achievements.

The French-Canadian missionary evangelized the Cree. He founded schools throughout the West. He also negotiated construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through Blackfoot territory.

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