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The folly of 'good sense Christians'

April 29, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Christians need to avoid the temptation to show so much common sense that they fail to follow Jesus, Pope Francis told pediatric clinic volunteers who work at the Vatican.

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Don't domesticate the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis

April 29, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

While some Catholics would like to undo the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, others basically are trying to build a monument to it rather than fully live its teachings, Pope Francis said.

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Pope Francis reaffirms call for reform of U.S. nuns' group

April 29, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican's call for reform of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

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The battle with the devil

April 29, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In the teaching of Pope Francis, the devil has a more dastardly agenda than just convincing people to break one of the Ten Commandments; "the enemy" wants them to feel weak, worthless and always ready to complain or gossip.

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Church will go forward with the Spirit, says Prather

Sandra Prather

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Sandra Prather, when we talk about honouring and engaging the spirit of Vatican II we are thinking about an open Church, a welcoming Church, a Church engaged in the world.

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Anglican Use parish visited by Canadian head

April 29, 2013
MARY SKELTON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - Father Lee Kenyon, the Canadian head of ex-Anglicans who have become Roman Catholic, made his first visit to the Edmonton community April 15.

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CCODP supports Afghani women

April 29, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Every 30 minutes in Afghanistan, a woman dies in childbirth. As well, one in three women experience physical, psychological or sexual abuse, and forced marriages are common.

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Wray has given 49 years to making marriages better

Richard Wray

April 29, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For almost half a century, Richard Wray has been transforming lives by preparing couples for marriage and making them better parents.

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Canada's human trafficking victims climb to 15,000 annually

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

LEDUC – Human trafficking is increasingly turning into a domestic activity with as many as 15,000 people becoming victims every year in Canada.

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CWL president targets members' talents, sharing

Gwen Elliott

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The new leader of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League plans to encourage recruitment and to reach out to rural members.

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