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Pastor leads trek to see canonization of Filipino saint

Fr. Nilo Macapinlac

September 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Nilo Macapinlac, from Vegreville's St. Martin Tours Parish, will lead a diocesan pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land, Oct. 19-31.

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Amnesty calls for Vietnamese priest to freed from jail

Fr. Nguyen Van Ly

September 3, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Amnesty International is calling on Catholics and people of goodwill everywhere to press the government of Vietnam to release human rights activist Father Nguyen Van Ly.

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Orthodox leader urges prayer for the environment

Patriarch Bartholomew

September 3, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ISTANBUL - Praying for the protection of the environment includes asking God's forgiveness for the ways each individual contributes to pollution, said the Ecumenical Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople.

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Kairos cool to Northern Gateway pipeline

Jennifer Henry

September 3, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a discussion paper released in July, Kairos said the focus on the anticipated wealth the pipeline would create threatens to obscure the magnitude of the challenges it would pose to the environment and to the survival of the aboriginal people whose territory it crosses.

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Theologian ecumenist Margaret O'Gara dies of cancer

September 3, 2012
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Margaret O'Gara, a past president of both the North American Academy of Ecumenists and the Catholic Theological Society of America, died Aug. 16 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 65.

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Faulty abortion stats panned

Faye Sonier

September 3, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is urging governments to stop hiding or in some cases failing to collect, information on publicly-funded abortion.

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Faith-driven life leads to ACSTA position

Dean Sarnecki

September 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

From age six onward, Catholic education has been a part of Dean Sarnecki's life.

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Teaching in China rewarding

September 3, 2012
STEPHEN LINDOP
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Many recent high school graduates or university students face the summer looking for employment, adventure and travel. The lucky ones find all three in what many young people refer to as a GAP year. They can go to China and teach English for a year.

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Canada urged to speak out for religious freedom

Christof Sauer

September 3, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada and other western nations must stand up for religious freedom in those countries where religious freedom is restricted or non-existent, says international expert Christof Sauer.

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Triple ordination a sign of God's care for his people

Carlos Nunez

September 3, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Archbishop Richard Smith, the ordination of three men to the transitional diaconate Aug. 27 was a clear sign "that the Lord is moving in wonderful ways here in providing for his people."

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