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Photos capture spirit of Lamont churches

June 18, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christian George and Christophe Potworowski met, appropriately enough, in church about three years ago.

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Traditionalist leader wants to pick and choose Vatican II teachings

June 18, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - The leader of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said talks with the Vatican demonstrate that "Rome no longer makes total acceptance" of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council a condition for his group's full reconciliation with the Church.

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Vatican II reforms stand or fall together – historian

Cardinal Leo Jozef Suenens

June 18, 2012
PATRICIA ZAPOR
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The documents of the Second Vatican Council should be studied as one body of work, lest they be misunderstood or their reforms dismantled piece-by-piece, says a leading Church historian.

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CWL raises a glass to its unsung heroes

June 18, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Edmonton Catholic Women's League is marking its centennial with a historical exhibit that highlights its vocation of service.

The display, which opened June 11 at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, documents the entire 100-year history of the league in several segments, from the early days to the present.

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The Mass makes us signs of God's life-giving presence

June 18, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Even with the recent changes to the Roman Missal, the essence of Mass, dating back to the beginning of the Church, has always been the same.

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Religious, secular must promote humanity's well-being – Roche

Douglas Roche

June 18, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

WATERLOO, ONT. – Religious people should make the preservation of the planet their first step in expressing their love for God, says former senator Douglas Roche.

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Pro-life youth trek across Canada

June 18, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Walking kilometres a day under the rain can be challenging. Add to that some fairly bad blisters and some seriously sore muscles and you have a most unpleasant march.

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From the Arctic to sobriety to El Salvador

Steve Keogh

June 18, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After decades of living in darkness, Steve Keogh moved into the light and dedicated his life to bringing hope to those who have none.

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Bishops stand up for scrutiny of sisters' group

Bishop Leonard Blair

June 18, 2012
NANCY FRAZIER O'BRIEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Vatican-ordered doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is not directed at the tens of thousands of women religious whose communities are associated with LCWR, say two bishops who are assisting in the assessment.

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Church's defence of marriage spurs attacks

Archbishop Barry Hickey

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL KELLY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

DUBLIN – The Catholic Church is under attack "partly because of the sins of some of its leaders, but mainly because of its uncompromising teachings" on marriage, said an Australian archbishop.

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