Jesuits want Alaska natives to assume responsibility

September 3, 2012

How to pass the baton to struggling native communities incorporating their traditions and values is an ongoing conversation among the few remaining members of the Society of Jesus in the Diocese of Fairbanks, which they founded and have been building during the past 125 years.

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Laity share responsibility for Church – Benedict

September 3, 2012

As Catholics prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, all Church members need to make a renewed effort to ensure laypeople are aware of their responsibility for the Church and are allowed to exercise it, Pope Benedict said.

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Queen of heaven watches over her children – pope

September 3, 2012

Honouring Mary as queen, Catholics see her exercising the same kind of regality that Jesus did: one of humility, service and love, Pope Benedict said.

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Saints show that Church is holy despite many failings

September 3, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Catholic devotion to the saints appears to be alive and well, and Pope Benedict continues to proclaim new saints at a regular pace.

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Falling numbers worry the Church

September 3, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The percentage of Catholics practising their faith is declining almost everywhere around the globe. Almost all bishops report it, but it's difficult to prove statistically.

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Pope John's call for a council was greeted with a stony silence

August 27, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope John XXIII was known for his sense of humour and his positive outlook on life. Perhaps it was these factors that led him to say, two years after his Jan. 25, 1959 announcement that the Church would hold a worldwide council, that the announcement was greeted by the cardinals present with "a devout and impressive silence."

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Another look at refugee health care costs

September 3, 2012

The article “Stopping health care for refugees could block sponsorships” (Bob McKeon, Journey to Justice, Aug. 20) may be accurate, but I would like to present the following scenario.

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Life in diverse world a call to know our faith

September 3, 2012

The Aug. 20 issue was rich and interesting.

A number of articles addressed similar concerns about the direction of the Church and its faithful.

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Lindsays seek prayers of healing, reconciliation

September 3, 2012

We are very greatly saddened by the profound pain of all who have suffered in the events described during the week of Aug. 13 in Kamloops. This reality remains with us day and night, and continues to be an ever-present experience and grief that is also shared deeply in our own family.

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Nigerian Church pleads for world to witness its trauma

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama

August 27, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The president of the Nigerian bishops' conference has called for the international community to help his country improve its security operations to stop the "fundamentalist, fanatic" Boko Haram terrorist group.

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