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Bill to make April 2 Pope John Paul II Day goes to Heritage Committee

February 28, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A bill that would make April 2 every year Pope John Paul II Day has been referred to the Heritage Committee, after passing a second reading vote in the House of Commons Feb. 14. more . . .

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Anawim feeds the body and soul

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Outside of the Anawim Place food bank, men and women lined up to collect their food hampers. With the temperature dipping below –20C, they shivered, hunching their bodies against the wintry cold. more . . .

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Invest in poverty, not prisons — Catholic MP

February 28, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When Tony Martin entered federal politics in 2004, representing the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., riding, he had a long history of helping the poor and disadvantaged. more . . .

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Give your time, talents to the global poor

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — It doesn’t take a lot of money, resources or political influence to change the world. Even the smallest talent can have life-changing results. more . . .

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Knight denied second term as Caritas head

February 28, 2011
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Vatican officials have prevented the secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis from seeking a second four-year term. more . . .

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Caritas reveals Church’s catholicity

February 28, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Caritas Internationalis is a sign of God’s love in this world, says the president of the organization that oversees the Catholic Church’s international development efforts. more . . .

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Cardinal pleads for global justice

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Church’s leader in Central America’s second poorest nation has challenged Canadians to combat global injustice.

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, said in the developed world, there is a tendency to “be happy with what you have.” more . . .

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Jesuit bridges Church and modernism gap

Jesuit Peter Larisey

March 7, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Before he was ordained, the young Jesuit Peter Larisey learned to take no for an answer. Practice makes perfect.

Drawn to art since childhood, Larisey wanted to study art in a serious way. Starting about 1959, each year Larisey would ask Father Provincial of the English Canadian Jesuits if he might be allowed to study art. Each year he was told, "No." more . . .

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Catholic U president says intellectual life has roots in virtue

John Garvey

March 7, 2011
MAUREEN BOYLE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - The new president of the Catholic University of America has called for a rebirth in Catholic intellectual life, a rebirth that is rooted in virtue. more . . .

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Catholic colleges add different level to university experience

Lucy Schmidt

March 7, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO - For Lucy Schmidt, getting involved in the faith groups available on campus at Toronto's University of St. Michael's College has made her university experience incredible.more . . .

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