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Movie theatre chain blocks showing of Medjugorje film

November 18, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – A documentary about the alleged Medjugorje apparitions of the Virgin Mary has been so popular that Cineplex has suspended all future Canadian showings amid reports it is negotiating a traditional movie release.

Vatican cautions bishops on Medjugorje

Ivan Dragicevic

November 18, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – The Vatican ambassador to the United States has reminded U.S. Catholics that the Vatican has not recognized alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as authentic.

God has a path for each person – Jesuit

Fr. Vincent Braganza

November 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Vincent Braganza's uncle was studying for the priesthood, but died of jaundice before he was ever ordained. Since Braganza was born about the time of his uncle's death, he was given his uncle's name, with the expectation that he would someday become a priest.

Teachers step forward to improve religious education

November 18, 2013
SANDRA TALARICO
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - As director of the religious education program at Newman Theological College for the past four years, it has been a privilege and honour to work with the many dedicated and committed Catholic teachers who have graced the doors and classrooms of our building.

Families can find happiness

November 18, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Psychiatrist Tim Lau has a prescription for happiness based on what he has learned from his patients, his wife and his six children.

Abuse comes fast on euthanasia's heels

Alex Schadenberg

November 18, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide will threaten vulnerable people, the director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition told a gathering in Saskatoon.

World food crisis needs more than talk

Fedlen Philo

November 18, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

World leaders must do more than voice their commitment to seeking food security for all, the Vatican nuncio told a UN gathering.

Land mines

November 18, 2013

Palestinian boys dig a hole for an olive tree sapling in a recently de-mined area in Husan, near Bethlehem, in the West Bank, Nov. 1.

Vatican seeks public input as it prepares for family synod

November 11, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Preparations for the 2014 extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will include an assessment of Catholics' attitudes toward relevant Church teachings, said Vatican officials.

John Paul II victimized by poor communication

Pope John Paul II

November 11, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Blessed John Paul II's 2004 meeting with and praise of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ – who later was banished to a life of penance because of sexual abuse – was a mistake, said the late pope's longtime secretary.

 
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