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Hierarchy must rub shoulders with the people, says pope

June 24, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A news report that Pope Francis acknowledged the existence of a "gay lobby" inside the Vatican offers a sensational example of his unvarnished speaking style and a reminder of the challenge that style poses for the papacy in the age of digital communications and vanishing privacy.

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St. Vincent de Paul gathers provisions for northerners

June 24, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Vowing that no Canadian child would ever go hungry, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) has sent more than $200,000 worth of food and supplies to help hungry children in the Canadian Arctic.

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Scrap secularism, embrace real faith – the Good News

Eric Metaxas

June 24, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

An aggressive secular orthodoxy has created a cartoon version of the Christian faith said the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast here June 4.

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Families remember Dad with Fat Frank's jumbo hot dog

June 24, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

At Holy Cross Cemetery on Father's Day they offered a Fat Frank's jumbo hot dog with all the trimmings and a drink for free. There were few takers in the first 20 minutes as people didn't want to get wet.

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Quebec poised to legislate 'right to euthanasia'

June 24, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Pro-life and other groups joined forces to denounce a bill governing end-of-life care introduced by the Quebec government June 12 as a form of Belgian-style euthanasia.

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Pope Francis tells nuncios his view of a good bishop

Pope Francis

July 1, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Tracing the characteristics he wants to see in candidates to serve as bishops, Pope Francis said they must be "pastors who are close to their people, fathers and brothers, who are meek, patient and merciful."

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Weisgerber fêted for lifetime serving Church, aboriginals

Archbishop James Weisgerber

July 1, 2013
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

When the Second Vatican Council began in 1962, "it was like Mary meeting Elizabeth. There was something new, wonderful and energizing," said Winnipeg Archbishop James Weisgerber.

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Canada must protect religious freedom at home as well as abroad

Janet Epp Buckingham

July 1, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – As Canada defends religious freedom abroad, it must ensure such freedom remains well-defended at home, says constitutional lawyer Janet Epp Buckingham.

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Catholic's musical journey takes him from rock to gospel

Chris Bray

July 1, 2013
ALLISON HUNWICKS
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Chris Bray is steadfast and earnest on record, steadfast and earnest on stage, steadfast and earnest throughout a simple phone call.

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Swan saluted for advocacy for seniors

July 1, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bernadette Swan's life motto is, "You get nothing by sitting around letting the world go by. You have to be part of it."

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