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Conclave is loving, prayerful

March 11, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Chanting the Litany of the Saints, asking a host of holy men and women to help them, the cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel in procession, aware of their enormous responsibility to elect a new pope.

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Cardinals' Catch-22: eager for conclave, but must choose well

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier

March 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal-electors are caught in a Catch-22. They are eager to give the world a new pope; however, they need time to pick the right leader, said South Africa's cardinal.

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Catholics wait for the passing of the keys

March 11, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The period immediately following a pontificate is one of excited speculation, more or less loose, about the identity of the next pope.

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Live – love – learn – leave a legacy through your marriage

March 11, 2013
PATRICIA MCKENNA
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

On Feb. 10, my husband Patrick and I had the pleasure of participating in World Marriage Day. This year it was held in Pickardville, a hamlet located in Westlock County approximately 62 km northwest of Edmonton.

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Human sexuality must be lived sacredly

Fr. Thomas Loya

March 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Human sexuality must be lived out in a liturgical and mystical context, through the sacraments and gestures of worship and prayer, says an Eastern Catholic priest.

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Project to offer mentoring to international priests

Bishop David Motiuk

March 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Western Canada's bishops will launch a pilot project in which Canadian clergy will mentor international priests starting even before their arrival in Canada, says Bishop David Motiuk.

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CBC skit satirizing the Eucharist draws Catholic protest

March 11, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The Catholic Civil Rights League of Canada has joined with other upset TV viewers in condemning a satirical skit that mocked the Eucharist.

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Young adults open hearts at Adoremus

March 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Daniel Jodoin was a seminarian in Mission, B.C., he was involved with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), a student ministry for evangelization on university campuses. This group hosted an event called Summit, which involved adoring the Lord, confessing one's sins and reading the Bible.

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Jesus' resurrection is the guarantee of his divinity

Fr. Don MacDonald

March 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Jesus went to the cross, his disciples lost their faith. "The idea of a messiah that would die on the cross was totally foreign to them," Franciscan Father Don MacDonald said in a lecture on the Nicene-Constantinople Creed Feb. 27.

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Bishops sing Benedict's praises

March 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope Benedict XVI was one of history's greatest cooperators of the truth, Archbishop Richard Smith said Feb. 28 at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the gift of the retired pope.

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