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Pope Francis shares stories of his faith

June 3, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

With humour and passion, Pope Francis shared highlights of his personal faith journey and explained some key points of his teaching to an enthusiastic crowd of representatives from Catholic lay movements.

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Is it time to rethink the parish?

June 3, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The ideals of parish life aren't hard to identify. Priests everywhere remind people in front of them on Sunday they are the Church – a community bound together by sacrament and the word of God.

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Dumelie receives national award for Catholic health care leadership

Patrick Dumelie

June 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON – Patrick Dumelie, president and CEO of Covenant Health, has received the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada's national Midcareer Leadership Award.

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Focolare 'Expo' nurtures art of love at home and at work

June 3, 2013
DR. PAUL FLAMAN
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Relationships in every corner of society could be transformed by putting into practice the Art of Loving.

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St. Joseph launches journey across diocese

St. Joseph the Worker icon

June 3, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The icon of St. Joseph the Worker commemorating the centennial of the Archdiocese of Edmonton has begun its tour of parishes in the far-flung archdiocese.

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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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