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Church called to adapt to rapidly changing society

David Sax

November 26, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
THE PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Immigration from non-European countries in Asia, Africa and Central American Catholic countries is what will keep the Catholic Church alive and vibrant, said David Sax, executive director of Catholic Family Services Society.

Youth should welcome Christ's embrace – pope

World Youth Day Banner

November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – When young Catholics from around the world gather in Rio de Janeiro in July, they will be under the gaze of the city's famous statue of Christ with outstretched arms, a reminder of his desire to embrace all people, Pope Benedict said.

'Spiritual poverty' must be challenged ecumenically – pope

November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Christian communities are challenged by the fact that many people today do not think they need God, Pope Benedict said.

Preaching must touch people's lives, U.S. bishops advise

November 26, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - "My dad used to say, 'I know what happened 2,000 years ago. I need to know how to live my life today.'"

Sisters help health care get on its feet in S. Sudan

Sr. Dorothy Dickson

November 19, 2012
PAUL JEFFREY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Catholics from around the globe are playing a key role in building a health care system in the world's newest country.

Aussie cardinal welcomes sexual abuse investigation

Cardinal George Pell

November 19, 2012
SHARYN MCCOWEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SYDNEY – An Australian royal commission into the sexual abuse of children, which will include investigations into Catholics, is an opportunity "to separate fact from fiction," said Sydney Cardinal George Pell.

Vatican II brought shift in role of laity

Sandy Prather

November 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The responsibilities and rights of the laity to participate in the work and mission of the Church are based on Scripture and tradition, formulated in Church teachings – especially those from the Second Vatican Council – and codified in canon law.

Ukrainian pioneer religious honoured

November 19, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

MUNDARE – The Ukrainian Basilian Fathers and Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate have historical significance in Alberta. Recently their contributions have been honoured by Parks Canada.

Chaplains bring hope, support for prisoners

Bishop Gary Gordon

November 19, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Finding a home, a job, a purpose and peace for men who've spent most of their lives inside prison, addicted, raging and lost is never going to be easy. But Curtis Wiebe, who has spent 23 of his 45 years inside, has a suggestion for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews: Don't cut programs that work.

Faith and science must deepen their dialogue – Benedict

November 19, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Dialogue and cooperation between faith and science are urgently needed for building a culture that respects people and the planet, Pope Benedict told his own science academy.