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Without casino funds, Catholic schools will become ‘poor cousins’

February 21, 2011
DR. ELIZABETH GILCHRIST
AND PAUL STOCCO
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

In the past few months we have read, with great interest, several articles on why the Edmonton Catholic School District should stop using casinos as a way to raise necessary funds for the District's 87 schools. more . . .

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God answered my prayer with a mini miracle

Mike Cooney

February 21, 2011
MIKE COONEY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

I feel compelled to write about the incredible gifts God has given me, some requested, some I pleaded for, some just suggested by me to be given within his will if he is listening and if he so desires. "Let thy will be done." Some gifts were also given out of his immense love that seemed to guide me into the better life. more . . .

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Who put the bang in the big bang

February 21, 2011
BR. JOACHIM OSTERMANN, OFM
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

The discovery that the universe started with a "big bang" out of an unimaginably small, hot and dense structure was a fascinating discovery.more . . .

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Becoming Canadian, all in the name of love

February 21, 2011
CATHERINE MARDON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

On Jan. 16, Pope Benedict gave an address for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. He talked about the need for Christians to be welcoming to those from other lands. Globalization is leading the planet into increasing interconnectedness. more . . .

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Catholics protest provocative show at Toronto gallery

February 21, 2011

A private Toronto art gallery has received thousands of emails protesting its controversial exhibit featuring a "bullet-ridden" Pope Benedict XVI.

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Abortion clinic videos sting Planned Parenthood

February 21, 2011

The recent undercover videos showing a Planned Parenthood worker advising clients how to skirt age restrictions on abortion and mandatory reporting laws came as no surprise to Jennifer Ruggiero, director of the Office of Respect for Life in the Diocese of Metuchen, N.J.

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Don't balance budgets on backs of poor — U.S. bishops

February 21, 2011

Catholic bishops across the U.S. are reminding state legislatures and their fellow citizens that the nation's budgetary problems are not over and must not be resolved on the backs of the poor.

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Irish prison chaplains demand urgent reform

February 21, 2011

Ireland's prison chaplains demanded the government take an urgent look at its penal policies following the publication of a report by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture.

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IPhone app 'no substitute' for Confession

February 21, 2011

A Vatican official said a new iPhone application can help Catholics prepare for Confession, but cannot substitute for the sacramental encounter between a penitent and a priest.

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Death threats don't deter RC Pakistani politician

February 21, 2011

Pakistan's minister for minorities refuses to stop speaking against his country's blasphemy law even though he is a primary target for assassination.

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