Some folks' realities clash with ethics of Catholic providers

Gordon Self

February 27, 2012

John Steinbeck's literary classic, The Grapes of Wrath depicts a family's struggle for survival after being displaced from their Oklahoma farm in the wake of the Dust Bowl and economic collapse of the 1930's. Gathering what's left of their possessions on a rickety truck, the Joad family head west along Route 66 to California, hoping to start anew with the lure of fertile agricultural lands and plenty of work.

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Edmonton Archdiocese needs a Catholic perinatal hospice

Mark Pickup

February 27, 2012

I do not know what it's like to lose a child and I hope I never do. All my children, and now grandchildren, are healthy and strong. My family is truly blessed and I try not to forget that fact.

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Obama's contraception plan still under fire

February 27, 2012

A former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican and the president of The Catholic University of America were among 300 signers of a letter who called President Barack Obama's revision to a federal contraceptive mandate "unacceptable."

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Sask. Catholic editor was outspoken voice

February 27, 2012

Benedictine Father Andrew Britz, longtime editor of the Prairie Messenger, died Feb. 14 from a massive heart attack.

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Catholics risk losing connection to the land

February 27, 2012

Catholics are at risk of losing their connection to the land, according to a professor from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

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Former Anglican priests prepare for Catholic orders

February 27, 2012

Forty-two former Anglican priests from across the U.S. have officially begun their training to become Catholic priests.

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Youths invited to summer festival in Hungary

February 27, 2012

Organizers of Genfest 2012 are expecting 12,500 youths to participate in this summer's festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2 in Budapest, Hungary, followed by a six-day workshop in Rome.

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Massacre under way in Sudanese border region

February 27, 2012

A Sudanese bishop said the world has forgotten people in his diocese, where thousands of people have sought shelter from a government bombing campaign and aid agencies cannot gain access.

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UK cabinet minister warns of militant secularism

February 27, 2012

A "deeply intolerant" militant secularism is taking hold of Western societies, said a senior British government minister heading a delegation to the Vatican.

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Honduran prison, site of fire, vastly overcrowded

February 27, 2012

The Diocese of Comayagua is working with prison authorities to try to help survivors of one of the world's deadliest prison fires.

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