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Moving takes its toll

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Experience, patience and faith are essentials for the man at the helm of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College.

For the past six months, Sulpician Father Shayne Craig, 46, has been focused on the new building and the move. more . . .

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Sask. marriage commissioners must perform same-sex weddings

January 24, 2011
CATHOLIC REGISTER STAFF

REGINA — The right of gay couples to be married free from discrimination trumps the freedom of religion and conscience rights of Saskatchewan's marriage commissioners, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled. more . . .

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God triumphs over evil in exorcism

January 24, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Exorcisms have always piqued the Hollywood imagination and provided a steady source of material for filmmakers in the horror genre. And with a new movie set for release Jan. 28, plus a reality-TV series on exorcists, Hollywood is once again entering the battleground of good versus evil.more . . .

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Canada’s bishops enter formal dialogue with evangelicals

January 24, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The Catholic Church in Canada has agreed to begin a formal theological dialogue with evangelicals. The first set of meetings will take place March 24-25 in Toronto. more . . .

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Ecumenical flight still far from home

January 24, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

For years, Christian leaders have recognized a waning enthusiasm for ecumenism, but now they are warning that too many Christians assume their divisions and differences just don't matter. more . . .

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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

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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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