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Teach with joy, laughter

David Wells

March 4, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Catholic school teachers in danger of losing their passion for teaching need a dose of joy, says David Wells.

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Benedict's last Angelus: Prayer does not mean isolating yourself

Pope Benedict

March 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In one of his last public appearances, Pope Benedict told an overflow crowd in St. Peter's Square Feb. 24 that his upcoming retirement does not mean he is abandoning the Church, but that he will serve it in a new way, through prayer and meditation.

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Cardinals get their home away from home

March 4, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When they are not in the Sistine Chapel, seated under Michelangelo's frescoes to vote for the next pope, the cardinal-electors will stay in a modern guesthouse that offers them both privacy and space to gather for relaxed conversation.

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State unravels society's moral fabric

Andrea Mrozek

March 4, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada's (IMFC) new executive director says the think tank's next project will examine the strength of marriage among middle class Canadians.

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Explosion of aging boomers unravels social safety net

March 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Canada's social safety net could be in trouble as the population continues to age, warns a new study by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC).

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Vision TV may get bumped off basic cable

March 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Cardinal Thomas Collins is joining thousands who want Vision TV to remain on basic cable so that its religious programming continues to be available to the widest possible audience.

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Collins urges college students to study Vatican II documents

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 4, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The teachings of the Second Vatican Council may be more than 50 years old but they shouldn't be regarded as irrelevant on today's post-secondary campuses, said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

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Ukrainian Catholic appointed first religious freedom ambassador

Andrew Bennett

March 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

With a nod to slain Pakistani cabinet minister Shabbaz Bhatti, Prime Minister Stephen Harper inaugurated the long-awaited Office of Religious Freedom by appointing a Catholic scholar and public servant as its first-ever ambassador.

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Catholic teachers told they walk in footsteps of greatest educators

Dr. Saundra Kennedy

March 4, 2013
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG – If a teacher in a Catholic school feels that their relationship with God is not that important, their calling is not in a Catholic school, says an American catechist and educator.

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Pro-life men pray in front of clinic

March 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A small group of men from Wetaskiwin are taking an active stance against abortion.

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