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Speculation running wild on Curia reform – official

The Vatican bank

May 6, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Amid widespread speculation about a complete and quick reorganization of Vatican departments and rumours in the Italian media that Pope Francis was going to close the Vatican bank, a top Vatican official told everyone to calm down.

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Griffiths' suicide no basis for changing Canadian Law

May 6, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Susan Griffiths' highly-publicized assisted suicide in a Swiss clinic April 25 should not prompt Canada to change its laws, says Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

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Advocates oppose killing Canada Health Council

May 13, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – A federal government attempt to kill off the Health Council of Canada has Catholic health care advocates upset and disappointed.

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Martyrs' Shrine needs more than a facelift

May 13, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

With some of its buildings deteriorating and a lack of awareness about the shrine outside southern Ontario, the Martyrs' Shrine is developing a strategic plan to carry it into the future.

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Waiting for Shimon

May 13, 2013

A Franciscan monk holds his cameras as he waits for the arrival of Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy, May 1.

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One year stint gives taste of mission life

Mary Olenick

May 13, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Hoping to win over more young people to mission life, Scarboro Missions is betting that a one-year commitment compared to three will be its lucky number.

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A tapestry of hope and joy centred on Jesus Christ

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Nothing More Beautiful ended where it began - with the story from Genesis that tells of the dignity of man and woman created in God's image and likeness.

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Nothing More Beautiful a 'launching pad' to future

Archbishop Richard Smith

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Nothing More Beautiful should be "a launching pad" for Catholics knowing Jesus and sharing their faith with their friends, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Sister serves Innu in remote Labrador

Sr. Sheila Fortune

May 13, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When Oblates missionaries found an Innu community in the isolated interior of Labrador in 1857, they were shocked to hear the rosary being recited, said Sister Sheila Fortune, a sister of St. Joseph.

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Francis leads rosary, urges letting Mary help us grow

May 13, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Mary is a mother who helps Christians grow, face the difficulties of life and use their freedom to make lasting commitments, Pope Francis said.

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