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Canadian bishops have full plate for annual meeting

Kateri Tekakwitha

September 17, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' (CCCB) annual plenary will reflect on topics as diverse as the Second Vatican Council and the global economic crisis.

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Nothing More Beautiful talks describe how to be like Jesus

Pierluigi Molla

September 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As Catholics we need to learn how to be consistent with our values and beliefs," says Pierluigi Molla, who will speak at Nothing More Beautiful in November.

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Disturbed children get helping hand

Gus Rozycki

September 17, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since its inception a quarter century ago, Bosco Homes has become known as an organization that will not give up on an at-risk child.

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Institute raises warning about children raised away from parents

September 17, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Ottawa-based Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) warns government-sponsored early learning programs may harm the integrity of developing children.

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Otterson made huge mark on students, Catholic education

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Msgr. Felix Otterson, a pillar of Catholic education who touched thousands of young people through decades as a teacher and school administrator, died Sept. 9. He was 89.

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Smith unveils plans for year of faith, centennial

Archbishop Richard Smith

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Archbishop Richard Smith has announced an array of activities over the next 14 months to celebrate the Edmonton Archdiocese's centennial and the worldwide Year of Faith.

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Religious art at its peak in Florence

September 24, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Christian artists over the past couple of millennia have understood you can paint a picture about God but you can't paint God. In Florence in the first half of the 14th century artists discovered a whole new way of talking about God – new techniques, new subject matter, new insights which taken together became the Italian Renaissance.

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Cuba's Marian feast

September 24, 2012

A statue of Mary and the Christ Child is carried through the streets of Havana.

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Ukrainian or English liturgy? It depends on the congregation

Archbishop Lawrence Huculak

September 24, 2012
BARB FRAZE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WINNIPEG – Many Ukrainian Catholic leaders serving the faithful outside the homeland face a dilemma: Do they serve the needs of the new immigrants and elderly by using Ukrainian in liturgies, or do they minister in English to keep younger people coming to church?

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Build vibrant parishes, not museums

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ukrainian Catholic bishops from four continents gathered for a final celebration Sept. 16 as they closed their weeklong Synod of Bishops.

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