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Collins critical of Ont. Plan for expanded gambling

Cardinal Thomas Collins

April 2, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Citing the addictive and potentially destructive nature of gambling, Cardinal Thomas Collins has expressed "real concerns" about an Ontario government proposal to open more casinos and slot machines and to take its lottery business online.

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Christian unity is a mandate from Christ

Sr. Lorelei Fuchs

April 2, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Ecumenical dialogue is not about sitting around a table, splitting theological hairs and talking until everyone is in agreement.

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CCODP staffer tries to stamp out poverty

April 2, 2012
JOHN LONGHURST
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

MONTREAL – Francois Gloutnay is stamping out poverty – one stamp at a time.

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Subjective view of gender leading to societal collapse

April 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – One of civilization's pillars – the objective recognition of sexual difference – is collapsing, a psychoanalyst priest warned the Catholic Organization for Life and Family March 22-23.

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Doctor seeks conversion of 'enemies of life'

Dr. Nick Pavlovsky

April 2, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Evil and the culture of death thrives because good people do nothing.

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Oppose injustice through non-violence

Fr. Simon Harak

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus never hurt or killed anyone, but took dramatic, direct non-violent action against injustice and state oppression, says Father Simon Harak.

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Workshops foster native, non-native reconciliation

Susan Campbell

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The reason most attempts at reconciliation between aboriginals and non-aboriginals fall short is because of blaming and victimization in the conversation that takes place, says Susan Campbell, director of adult faith formation in the Prince George Diocese.

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Catholic Trustees pushed for changes to Education Act

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Alberta's new Education Act may be on hold due to the provincial election but it's still very much on the minds of Catholic trustees.

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In Cuba, the pope challenges world's spiritual crises

Raul Castro

April 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict began his three days in Cuba with a call for greater freedom and human rights, including increased liberty for the Catholic Church to proclaim the Gospel and serve the Cuban people.

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Benedict asks Mary to help suffering Cubans

April 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

EL COBRE, CUBA - Entrusting people to Mary's maternal care is a normal Catholic practice, but when Pope Benedict prayed that Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre would wrap her golden mantle around the people of Cuba, it was particularly poignant.

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