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Holster those guns, says Vatican

January 24, 2011
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Catholic Church's position on gun control is not easy to find; there are dozens of speeches and talks and a few documents that call for much tighter regulation of the global arms trade, but what about private gun ownership? more . . .

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Haiti stands at turbulent crossroads

January 24, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

From inside a brown, battered SUV, with the doors locked and the windows up, and in the company of a seasoned Haitian driver, the Petionville Market after dark is as frightening as any place I've ever been. more . . .

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Knights give coats to inner city kids

Knights of Columbus 3rd degree logo

January 24, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON — Knights of Columbus in Edmonton are helping to bring some warmth to children during the cold winter months. more . . .

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Earthquake gives Haiti a clean slate

January 24, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

In 1983 Pope John Paul II put a scare into Haiti's rulers. The pope stepped off his Alitalia plane and, disdaining the red carpet, the banquet and all the pomp Haiti's royal household could muster, he kissed the ground and spoke directly to the people. more . . .

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St. Angela’s first pastor was ‘the perplexing padre’

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Any written account of Father Joseph McGrane appears jumpy. That's because he lived such an eventful life, always pressing forward into something new, something unpredictable. more . . .

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Sign of Hope raises $2,556,626

Jeananne Kirwin

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Catholic Social Services has once again surpassed its Sign of Hope campaign goal, this year raising a record $2,556,626. more . . .

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John Paul II to be beatified May 1

Pope John Paul II

January 24, 2011
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession, clearing the way for the late pope's beatification on May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday. more . . .

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St. Albert Parish: Fr. Lacombe launches 150th jubilee

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT — Father Albert Lacombe, the dynamic Oblate priest who devoted his life to helping the Metis and First Nations through smallpox, war, starvation and the arrival of European civilization, made a personal appearance Jan. 16 at St. Albert Church. more . . .

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Jesus was a refugee, says Benedict

January 31, 2011

Jesus was a refugee — a fact that should be remembered as societies deal with modern issues of emigration and immigration, Pope Benedict said.

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Catholic voices helped to pass nuclear arms pact

January 31, 2011

As Democratic and Republican senators in the U.S. pressed their divergent views on the New START agreement with Russia outlining the next phase of nuclear disarmament during final debate in December, a wide array of Catholics played a major role in getting the pact ratified.

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