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Jesuit ministered to Slovakians across West

March 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A Jesuit priest from Slovakia, known in Western Canada for his physical strength, tireless work ethic and commitment to helping immigrants, died March 1.

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Sidewalk epiphany inspires 'Homeless Jesus'

Timothy Schmalz

March 18, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Regis College has a new resident. Jesus the Homeless, a sculpture cast in bronze depicting Christ as a homeless man, was installed outside the Jesuit school of theology at the University of Toronto on Feb. 23.

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Cardinal confabs prepare ground for conclave

March 18, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Prior to entering the conclave to elect a new pope, members of the College of Cardinals held six days of meetings – called congregations – to discuss a wide range of issues facing the Church today.

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Cardinals enter conclave, invoking aid of saints, Spirit

March 18, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Invoking the aid of the Holy Spirit and the holy men and women from all over the world recognized as saints, 115 cardinals processed slowly into the Sistine Chapel to begin the process to elect a pope.

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Italian newspapers rife with papal predictions

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 18, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Online betting and trending sites were not the only outlets posting their papal predictions. Italian newspapers are historically the boldest and most confident in their daily speculations and conclave scenarios.

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You cannot have healthy people on a sick planet

March 18, 2013
Kiply Lukan Yaworski
Prairie Messenger

Human health depends on the health of the planet, says a theologian who also works as a naturopath and chiropractor.

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CCODP helped prevent Niger famine

Fr. Isidore Ouedraogol

March 18, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There was severe hardship but no famine in West Africa last year. Crops failed, locusts and other insects consumed farmers' fields and at least 18 million people suffered through a food shortage.

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Polish blessing

March 18, 2013

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek of Sosnowiece, Poland, blesses the congregation.

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Lectors prepare for Holy Week

March 18, 2013
ALISTAIR BURNS
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

As Holy Week and Easter Week approach, Catholics in the pews will pay closer attention to one particular ministry: the lectors.

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St. Joseph icon marks Church's centennial

March 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The icon of St. Joseph written for the 100th anniversary of the Edmonton Archdiocese is simple and colourful, and strives to invite the faithful to be open to God's work in their lives.

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