Father of suicide son pleads for general anti-bullying bill

Allan Hubley

June 4, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The father of suicide victim Jamie Hubley made an emotional plea May 22 at an Ontario government social policy committee hearing that legislators adopt an anti-bullying bill that does not single out any group for special treatment.

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New retreat house director has deep Alberta roots

Lucie Leduc

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – Lucie Leduc has come full circle.

Born and raised in nearby Morinville, she has spent the last 14 years in Saskatoon. Now she has returned to Alberta, taking over as the director of the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert.

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Pope's leaked letters prompt aide's arrest

Paolo Gabriele

June 4, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Vatican said it is committed to restoring a sense of trust and transparency as it seeks the truth behind leaks of letters written by Vatican officials to each other and Pope Benedict.

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Vatican bank dumps president who 'abandoned' meetings

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi

June 4, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus and secretary of the Vatican bank's board of supervisors, said a commitment to promoting transparency led the board to fire Ettore Gotti Tedeschi as bank president.

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Danger surrounds sex outside of marriage

Pam Stenzel

June 4, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Pam Stenzel, who calls herself "the Sex Lady" has made it her mission to make sure no teenager or young woman ends up with a sexually-transmitted disease or unwanted pregnancy.

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Support erodes for Ont. Catholic schools

June 4, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The majority of Ontarians are opposed to the public funding of the Catholic education system, according to a survey by Forum Research.

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Brothers travel separate paths to seminary

June 4, 2012
ERIN MORAWETZ
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Some brothers share a love of sports, others the same taste in music. But brothers Ryan and Favin Alemao share something different – a life path like no other.

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Vocations director seeks men with generous hearts

June 4, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Generosity."

The question had not even been completed by the reporter when Father Paul Terrio stated in firm tones what he looked for in candidates presenting themselves for study in the priesthood.

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Vocation directors help those inquiring find their true call

Fr. Pierre Ducharme

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The aim of a vocations director for a religious order is to help others find where God is calling them.

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Oblate lives on the edge

Fr. Frank Kucera

June 4, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Oblate Father Frank Kuczera says his priestly calling "wasn't a moment of transfiguration" filled with thunder and lighting and prophetic words from above.

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