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Pope finds true security in walking with the people

August 26, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM BRAZIL – With a few Vatican police standing at attention in the back of the Alitalia plane flying him back to Rome, Pope Francis told reporters about his security even before being asked.

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Youth overjoyed to welcome Pope Francis

August 26, 2013
LISE ALVES
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

RIO DE JANEIRO – "I saw the pope! I saw the pope!" yelled Hiago Ferreira de Araujo of Feira de Santana, Brazil, as he jumped up and down like a little kid who had just scored a goal.

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Pope sends youth to make disciples

August 26, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis commissioned some three million young people to join forces and form what could be called Missionaries Without Borders.

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Smith surprised by media reaction to papal comments on gays

August 26, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Pope Francis made headlines and caused a stir following comments to reporters on the plane trip back from World Youth Day in Brazil, but despite some interpretations he did not turn Catholic sexual ethics on its head.

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Francis talks freely about Curia reform, alleged gay lobby

Pope Francis

August 26, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis said he was responding to the clear wishes of the College of Cardinals when he set up commissions to study the Vatican bank, Vatican financial and administrative procedures and the reform of the Roman Curia.

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Sister's home serves as an Arctic oasis

August 26, 2013
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – The people of the Western Arctic are a resilient people who struggle to overcome great hardships, says Sister Fay Trombley.

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Women called Christ's disciples

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

August 26, 2013
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Germany's Catholic bishops are working hard to create an ordained diaconate for women, Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wiesner told the annual convention of the Catholic Women's League of Canada in Regina, Aug. 11-14.

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Youth make challenging pilgrimage

August 26, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Regardless of their country of origin, nationality, culture or language, young people from around the world gathered at World Youth Day in Brazil with the same objective in mind: to be filled with the love that only God can give.

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How to find Miss Right

August 26, 2013

TORONTO – Where are all the single Catholic girls? That's what friends of Matthew Sanders wanted to know. Sanders went years without finding someone he wanted to marry.

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Teachers' challenge? Transform a classroom into a holy place

Barry White

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Catholic education should lead to an encounter with the living God and reveal reality's transcendence, said the founding president of the Federation of Catholic Teachers' Guilds of Ontario (FCTGO).

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