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Obama will visit pope in March

February 3, 2014

Pope Francis will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27, the White House announced and the Vatican confirmed.

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Francis ushering in a new era – cardinal

February 3, 2014

The cardinal who heads Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals said the Catholic Church is entering a “new era” and accused critics of the pope’s statements on economic injustice of failing to “understand reality.

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Nigerian bishop happy law bans same-sex marriage

February 3, 2014

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto commended President Goodluck Jonathan for signing a law prohibiting all types of same-sex relationships. In a meeting with journalists Jan. 20, the bishop also thanked the National Assembly for passing the bill.

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Esquire editors laud sharply dressed pope

February 3, 2014

Eat your heart out, Hollywood! Fresh on the heels of Time magazine’s announcement of Pope Francis as Person of the Year, another band of editors has crowned the Vicar of Christ with a far more unconventional accolade.

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Livestock, pets flock for feast day blessing

February 3, 2014

Bleats, barks and honks accompanied the Our Father as Cardinal Angelo Comastri blessed farm animals and pets gathered outside St. Peter’s Square. Hundreds of local residents and tourists gathered for the Jan. 17 blessing to mark the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot, patron saint of animals and farmers.

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Youth say their peers most affected by abortion

February 3, 2014

Despite single-digit temperatures, thousands descended on Washington Jan. 22 to declare their opposition to abortion. Most of the red noses and chapped lips belonged to faces under 25.

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Share Lent is more than a collection

February 3, 2014

The theme for this year's Share Lent campaign is One Human Family, Food for All. The Development and Peace campaign materials are excellent in bringing us the message of the one billion voices of humanity whose most basic human right – the right to food – is being denied.

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Non-practising Catholics need a newspaper

February 3, 2014

With the call for us to be focused on the new evangelization, doesn't it seem counter-productive to cancel the only Catholic communication available, via the Western Catholic Reporter, that actually gets to the homes and into the hands of practising and non-practising Catholics?

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Sunday Mass changes unpleasant, negative

February 3, 2014

Our well-attended 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Basilica has undergone some drastic, and less than positive, changes. We are no longer able to sing our "Blessing of the Lord" to the children as they leave the sanctuary for their lesson, a ritual which I always felt was delightful and enriching.

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Sign of Hope raises $3M for CSS programs

Carole Anctil-Michalyshyn

February 3, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In its 30th annual effort to support the work of Catholic Social Services, the Sign of Hope campaign has raised more than $3 million for the first time. With its goal set at $2.87 million, the Sign of Hope collected $20,000 more than $3 million, enabling it to fund existing and possibly new programs.

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