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Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope, takes name Francis

March 18, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76 was elected the 266th pope on March 13 and took the name Francis.

Reconciliation Day draws crowds across archdiocese

March 18, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Thousands of people lined up at confessionals across the Edmonton Archdiocese March 6 making the Day of Reconciliation a huge success in the eyes of priests who spent hours offering the sacrament of Reconciliation.

Eyewitnesses laid foundation for the Gospels

March 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Making an act of faith is similar to going on a pilgrimage, a U.S.-based theologian said at the annual Anthony Jordan Lecture Series.

Alberta Pro-Life adds a new name – Wilberforce Project

Rosey Rosenke

March 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Rosey Rosenke's views on abortion were transformed after witnessing an ultrasound of an abortion procedure from a baby's point of view. The unborn baby was 10 weeks old. She resembled a little person in every imaginable way.

Penitents tout the value of Confession

March 18, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Thousands of Catholics experienced relief and forgiveness after confessing their sins March 6, sometimes after lengthy waits outside Reconciliation rooms and confessionals.

Jesuit ministered to Slovakians across West

March 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A Jesuit priest from Slovakia, known in Western Canada for his physical strength, tireless work ethic and commitment to helping immigrants, died March 1.

Sidewalk epiphany inspires 'Homeless Jesus'

Timothy Schmalz

March 18, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Regis College has a new resident. Jesus the Homeless, a sculpture cast in bronze depicting Christ as a homeless man, was installed outside the Jesuit school of theology at the University of Toronto on Feb. 23.

Cardinal confabs prepare ground for conclave

March 18, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Prior to entering the conclave to elect a new pope, members of the College of Cardinals held six days of meetings – called congregations – to discuss a wide range of issues facing the Church today.

Cardinals enter conclave, invoking aid of saints, Spirit

March 18, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Invoking the aid of the Holy Spirit and the holy men and women from all over the world recognized as saints, 115 cardinals processed slowly into the Sistine Chapel to begin the process to elect a pope.

Italian newspapers rife with papal predictions

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 18, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Online betting and trending sites were not the only outlets posting their papal predictions. Italian newspapers are historically the boldest and most confident in their daily speculations and conclave scenarios.

 
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