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RCs, Orthodox launch online-safety website

June 24, 2013

Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodox in the United States have collaborated on a new website to instruct Web users, primarily parents, on how youths can navigate the online world, taking advantage of its promise while steering away from its pitfalls.

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Francis says he’ll finish Benedict’s encyclical

June 24, 2013

Pope Francis told members of the ordinary council of the Synod of Bishops that he was preparing to publish an encyclical on faith written “with four hands” – his own and those of Pope Benedict XVI.

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Catholic ‘witch hunt’ hurts outreach to poor

June 24, 2013

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the U.S. bishops’ domestic anti-poverty arm, should “resist efforts that isolate Catholic-funded organizations from effective coalitions that are improving the lives of low-income citizens,” according to a new report examining threats to CCHD’s funding.

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Pope decries ‘slavery’ of child forced labour

June 24, 2013

Many of the hundreds of millions of child labourers around the world work under conditions of “real slavery,” Pope Francis said.

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Parish should be spiritual home, says nun

June 24, 2013

People long for a spiritual home and Catholics expect to find it at their parish, with a pastor who provides a rich diet of spiritual food and “meets people where they are.”

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Welby, pope discuss their spirituality, prayer

June 24, 2013

Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury said his private conversation with Pope Francis was “very personal,” with the new leaders of the Catholic Church and of the Anglican Communion discussing how their positions have influenced their prayer lives.

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Prayers to St. Anthony

June 24, 2013

A worshipper prays before a statue of St. Anthony of Padua on his feast day, June 13, at St. Anthony Shrine in Paterson, N.J.

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Decades of work for justice earns McKeon CSS top award

Bob McKeon

June 17, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bob McKeon, the associate director of social justice for the Edmonton archdiocese, is this year's recipient of the Msgr. Bill Irwin Award of Excellence.

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Alta. CWL takes stand against sex selection

Dorothy Johansen

June 17, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

CALGARY – Disclosure of the sex of an unborn child should not be permitted until the fetus has reached 30 weeks gestation, says the Alberta-Mackenzie Catholic Women's League.

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Holy Spirit needs breathing room in the Church, says theologian

Fr. Ormond Rush

June 17, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

MIAMI, FLA. – Although the Second Vatican Council called on the Catholic Church to mirror the life of the Trinity, the Church is still far from being converted to that vision, a leading Australian theologian said June 8.

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