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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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Counsellors' book highlights marital communication

June 3, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

'Marriage is a way to show us how God loves us and how we can love God in return through our spouse."

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Ugliness trumps beauty in today's art, says philosopher

June 3, 2013
ELIZABETH KRUMP
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Modern Western society distrusts beauty and is trying to replace it with art that negates our sense of what is beautiful, says a leading British philosopher.

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Dallaire seeks halt to child soldiers

June 3, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Canadian Senator Roméo Dallaire asks Anzoyo Tsukia, "Is Joseph Kony the devil incarnate?" A rosary hanging from her neck, she replies that Kony looks normal but everything he does is diabolical.

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Students 'Race for your life' to stop suicide

June 3, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hanging on the wall of principal Greg Hall's office are T-shirts depicting past Grade 12 service projects – team uniforms of sorts.

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Local students studying at Ont. Catholic college

June 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

BARRY'S BAY, ONT. – Six students from the Edmonton Archdiocese were among those receiving first, second and third-year certificates from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy at its recent graduation ceremony.

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Vatican organizes global hour of Eucharistic Adoration

June 3, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Vatican officials are making strategic phone calls to some of the world's most far-flung dioceses, trying to verify that in each of the world's inhabited time zones there will be an organized hour of Eucharistic Adoration coinciding with 5 to 6 p.m. Rome time June 2.

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Life of St. Clare goes on stage

June 3, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Clare of Assisi fought passionately with the Church hierarchy, gave generously to people in need and helped to launch the world's first peace movement that ended a 300-year war.

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Disciples should respond to the needs of the crowd, pope says on Corpus Christi

June 10, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – The Eucharist should be a moment of communion with the Lord and also with "my many brothers and sisters who share at this same altar," Pope Francis said May 30.

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