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Alberta Catholic Directory suspended for 2013

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June 18, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The WCR and the Edmonton Archdiocese have decided to suspend publication of the annual Alberta Catholic Directory for one year pending a full study of its costs and benefits, user needs and alternative methods of delivery.

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From Darkness to Light

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL KELLY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Church in Ireland is on the path to renewal, Church leaders told pilgrims at the opening Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress June 10.

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Studying Jesus leads one to a deeper faith – prof

June 25, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

To study the nature and meaning of Jesus Christ is to deepen one's faith in every way, says Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald.

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Online Catechism

Cover - Catechism of the Catholic Church

June 25, 2012

A woman displays the e-book version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on an iPad.

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Decline in charitable activity corrodes society – think tank head

June 25, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Charity in Canada has a political problem that is contributing to an alarming drop in charitable giving and volunteering in Canada, says the president of Cardus, a think tank devoted to renewing civil society.

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Liturgy stills stokes fires of controversy

June 25, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Half a century after the start of the Second Vatican Council, the reform of the liturgy initiated there has not lost its power to stoke controversy.

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Read the Bible and pray with it

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

June 25, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast urged Catholics to keep a Bible in their home, read it alone or with family and friends and pray with it, especially through the practice of lectio divina.

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Lay students dip their toes in the deep waters of theology

June 25, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Newman Theological College's year-long Certificate in Catholic Studies program, an online program that offers students the basics of the faith, was so successful it will be expanded in the fall.

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Elderly, handicapped at risk – Canada's bishops

Archbishop Richard Smith

June 25, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada's bishops have expressed dismay over a B.C. Supreme Court decision June 15 to strike down Canadian Criminal Code provisions against euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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Synod document says put evangelization first

Archbishop Nikola Eterovic

June 25, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Church structure that is more bureaucracy than service is an impediment to the Church's ability to proclaim faith in Jesus, said the working document for the next world Synod of Bishops.

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