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Way of the Cross walks amidst inequality and injustice

April 23, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Edmonton's inner city on Good Friday to commemorate Jesus' death and to pray for an end to injustice and inequality in Edmonton and around the world.

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Manila scavengers go from rags to riches

April 23, 2012
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A recent fashion show in Manila's business district was in full swing, with models walking the runway slinging brightly coloured purses of different styles from Philippine fashion powerhouse Rajo Laurel's latest collection.

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Clergy to lobby for higher taxes

April 23, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

OAKVILLE, ONT. – The clergy have never been an outstanding revenue source for governments, yet some clergy are volunteering to pay more taxes.

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Disobedience no way to renew the Church, says pope

Pope Benedict

April 23, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict has firmly criticized dissent from Church teachings and disobedience of God's will as illegitimate paths to reform and renewal.

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Beatitudes promise, not prosperity, but eternal life in Christ

April 9, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Once upon a time there was a TV preacher who proclaimed the Prosperity Gospel: Commit your life to Christ and you will be blessed with good health, wealth and a happy home life.

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Cuts to CCODP cause for rejoicing

April 9, 2012

Federal government funding cuts to CCODP are a cause for rejoicing in the Catholic community. After all, the irony is that this is probably about the only time that any North American government has done anything at all, however indirect, about reducing or restricting abortion in the world, in a very long time.

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Women to have their day in God's kingdom

April 9, 2012

M.A. Caskey of Edmonton does not know whether to laugh or cry at comments made by Dianne Willman at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (WCR letters, March 26).

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Abortion a function of contraception

April 9, 2012

One of the biggest disgraces in the Catholic Church in Canada happened in post-Vatican II times when the Canadian Catholic bishops dissented on Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae. Up to the present, this stance has not been revoked. The Canadian bishops left the use of contraception up to the consciences of couples.

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Vatican-Jewish group urges economy of moderation

April 9, 2012

A Vatican-Jewish dialogue commission said moderation, honesty and a fair distribution of world resources are the ingredients for a more just economic order.

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Vatican warns Catholics against schismatic group

April 9, 2012

The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sounded a warning against four excommunicated priests who continue to claim they represent the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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