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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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Church has opportunities in new digital landscape

January 31, 2011

Today's model of "consuming" journalism bears little resemblance to the old-time model of perusing the newspaper for 20 or 30 minutes at a time at the breakfast table and after work, the head of a journalism think tank told members of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Communications Jan. 12.

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Ecumenism already has borne fruit, pope says

January 31, 2011

The search for Christian unity has not been easy, but it already has drawn Christians closer to one another and made Christianity more attractive to those who do not believe, Pope Benedict said.

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EWTN acquires National Catholic Register

January 31, 2011

The Eternal Word Television Network, based in Irondale, Ala., has signed a letter of intent to acquire the National Catholic Register, which describes itself as "the nation's leading Catholic newspaper."

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Be enriched by immigrants, urges retiring cardinal

January 31, 2011

Looking ahead to his retirement in February, Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote that he intends to spend the coming months and years "walking in solidarity with the 11 million immigrants who have come to the United States to improve their own lives and the life of our country."

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Bohan issues pastoral letter on court decision

Archbishop Daniel Bohan

January 31, 2011

Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan said government leaders need to take "skilful action" to guarantee freedom of conscience of citizens.

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Pope asks younger drivers to be extra careful

January 31, 2011

Pope Benedict asked young people not to hide their energy and enthusiasm, but to be realistic about the risks they take and, especially, to be extra careful when driving.

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