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Faith: Our trust in God's revelation

Fr. Sylvain Casavant

February 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

With its purpose to act as a yardstick of correct belief, the Nicene Creed is the profession of faith most widely used in Christian liturgy.

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Smith: Failure to unite churches undermines Christian mission

February 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christians are called to give witness to the world that real reconciliation, real peace and real unity are in fact possible, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Porn addiction reaching epidemic proportions

February 4, 2013
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Most Catholics know making and viewing pornography is sinful. Many also know that viewing it can become an addiction.

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Mali bishops back resistance to Islamic insurgents

February 4, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Mali's Catholic bishops praised efforts by their acting head of state to hold the country together and backed his appeal for a "general mobilization" against Islamist insurgents.

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Dictator on trial

Efrain Rios Montt

February 11, 2013

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt attends a hearing in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City Jan. 28.

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Drama on Teilhard draws two lines in the sand

Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

February 11, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

In his new play, The De Chardin Project, actor and writer Adam Seybold draws a line in the sand – or rather two lines in sand – on the stage floor. Playing the pioneering 20th-century scientist theologian and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Seybold dramatically lays down the central fact of de Chardin's life: the cross.

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Confession mends a broken soul

February 11, 2013
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

After "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned" – even if they get that far – there are millions of Catholics who don't know what to say next.

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Violent Muslim finds Christ`s love

February 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Pastor Wagdi Iskander faced the death sentence not long after becoming a Christian in his native Sudan. Since escaping prison, he has devoted his life to sharing the Gospel with Muslims.

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Cursillo retreats bear fruit with a joy-filled faith

Belle Perry

February 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Sixteen years ago, Doug Macleay had no idea what a Cursillo was, but a friend convinced him to give it a try.

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L.A. prelate bars predecessor from all public duties

Cardinal Roger Mahony

February 11, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Cardinal Roger Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties" as retired archbishop of Los Angeles because of past failures to protect children from clergy sex abuse, Archbishop Jose Gomez announced Jan. 31.

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