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Thinkfast opens hearts to global poverty

Christina Kruszewski

March 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Every year in Lent, a group of students at J.H. Picard School goes hungry for a day to show solidarity with the poor of the developing world and to raise funds for development.

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Fighting infertility takes back seat to promoting in vitro

March 12, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Resources and time that could have been used to prevent and treat infertility have been used instead to promote and perfect in vitro fertilization, a U.S. physician told a Vatican audience.

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St. Albert hockey marathon funds Nicaraguan mission

March 12, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

St. Albert – This spring Archbishop Richard Smith will go to Nicaragua to visit the people and to see projects funded by Roots of Change Foundation and administered by FUNDACCO, its partner-organization in Nicaragua.

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St. Al's in the 'hood' gets neighbourly

Fr. Bob Kasun

March 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton's 118th Avenue is one of the city's oldest streets, with a reputation for being one of its toughest neighbourhoods.

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School reaches out to Attawapiskat

March 12, 2012
BRENDA STEWART
CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There is the poverty, the high cost of food, lack of clean water and acceptable housing, the lack of concern for the people's wellbeing, the high rate of disease and of course the whole situation around the school.

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Parents urged to oppose anti-family propaganda

March 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Parents must assert their rights as first educators of their children or bear the consequences of a government policy that will profoundly re-engineer their children's views on family and sexuality.

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Homeschoolers fear intrusion on parental rights from School Act

March 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Like homeschooling parents across Alberta, Maria Blunt believes the new Alberta School Act has the potential to undermine her freedom to teach her four children what she believes.

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Health care is new source of Canadian values

Margaret Somerville

March 19, 2012
MARY DEUTSCHER
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Health care encompasses the only experiences all Canadians have in common, birth and death, said bioethicist Dr. Margaret Somerville.

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Today's psalm: 'Be unplugged and know that I am God'

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Unplug from the Internet, take out those ear buds, take some time to be still and rediscover the love of God – and make that prayer time and stillness a habit if you want to effectively share the Good News with young people.

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Youth leaders called to stir encounter with Christ

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Youth ministers are "agents of that encounter with the Lord that changes everything," the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops told a youth ministry conference in Ottawa March 10.

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