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Ukrainian leader has strong ties with Pope Francis

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

April 1, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

For the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, "authenticity and simplicity" characterize the man who mentored him as a young bishop and who was elected Pope Francis last month.

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Bring the good news of God's love

April 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Our mission as a Church is to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and bring to the suffering humanity the good news of the Lord's nearness, love and freedom.

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Whitehorse bishop defies Yukon gov't over school policy

Bishop Gary Gordon

April 1, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Whitehorse Bishop Gary Gordon continues to uphold Catholic teaching in the pastoral care of same-sex attracted youth in the Catholic schools despite opposition from the Yukon government.

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Shy Fr. Perron gave spirited homilies

Fr. Victor Perron

April 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

An enthusiastic devotee of the Virgin Mary, Father Victor Albert Perron travelled to Marian shrines in Europe almost yearly, often as director and guide. It's said he visited pilgrimage sites such as Lourdes and Medjugorje at least 24 times.

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Holy Spirit leads and guides the Church

Sandra Prather

April 1, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As the College of Cardinals elected a new pope March 13, the eyes of the secular world were fixed upon the Church.

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Plan to combine 4 southeast schools stirs up parents

April 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Some Catholic parents in Edmonton's southeast are anxious over the prospect of having their schools closed to build one new school to serve the whole area.

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Chinese Easter

April 15, 2013

Worshippers hold candles during the Easter Vigil.

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Safeguarding creation: A WYD theme in Rio

April 15, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When hundreds of thousands of young Catholics gather with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro in the summer, reflections on safeguarding the environment will be part of the program.

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Nunavut bishop aided by 80 catechetics animators

April 15, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – As of May 30, a little after 11 a.m. Father Anthony Wieslaw Krotki of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate will be bishop of 8,700 Catholics in Nunavut. While small in number, the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay is nearly three times the size of France at 2.6-million square kilometres.

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Missionary was devoted to his faithful Inuit flock

Fr. Rogatien Papion

April 15, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

About 10 years after Oblate Father Rogatien Papion arrived in the Arctic, hunters came back one day to Thom Bay and found the missionary unconscious.

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