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Through Reconciliation, God lifts the weight of sin

March 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The sacrament of Reconciliation is the means by which Catholics receive the forgiveness of God. Its purpose is to provide healing for the soul as well as to regain the grace of God.

Vatican blasts some media coverage of papal transition

March 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Vatican officials have condemned some press coverage of the papal transition.

Pro-life men pray in front of clinic

March 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A small group of men from Wetaskiwin are taking an active stance against abortion.

Catholic teachers told they walk in footsteps of greatest educators

Dr. Saundra Kennedy

March 4, 2013
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG – If a teacher in a Catholic school feels that their relationship with God is not that important, their calling is not in a Catholic school, says an American catechist and educator.

Ukrainian Catholic appointed first religious freedom ambassador

Andrew Bennett

March 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

With a nod to slain Pakistani cabinet minister Shabbaz Bhatti, Prime Minister Stephen Harper inaugurated the long-awaited Office of Religious Freedom by appointing a Catholic scholar and public servant as its first-ever ambassador.

Collins urges college students to study Vatican II documents

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 4, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The teachings of the Second Vatican Council may be more than 50 years old but they shouldn't be regarded as irrelevant on today's post-secondary campuses, said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

Vision TV may get bumped off basic cable

March 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Cardinal Thomas Collins is joining thousands who want Vision TV to remain on basic cable so that its religious programming continues to be available to the widest possible audience.

Explosion of aging boomers unravels social safety net

March 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Canada's social safety net could be in trouble as the population continues to age, warns a new study by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC).

State unravels society's moral fabric

Andrea Mrozek

March 4, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada's (IMFC) new executive director says the think tank's next project will examine the strength of marriage among middle class Canadians.

Cardinals get their home away from home

March 4, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When they are not in the Sistine Chapel, seated under Michelangelo's frescoes to vote for the next pope, the cardinal-electors will stay in a modern guesthouse that offers them both privacy and space to gather for relaxed conversation.