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Much-beloved Fr. Johnson goes to his eternal reward

Fr. Jacques Johnson

May 13, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – When asked to describe Oblate Father Jacques Johnson, the words beloved, likeable and sociable spring to mind.

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WYD pilgrims fly to Brazil or celebrate at home

May 13, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Just because you cannot go to Brazil for World Youth Day does not mean you have to miss the experience altogether.

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Catholic psychotherapists unite science and faith

Melissa Guzik

May 13, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The people best equipped to support Catholic families in their struggles with mental health "are Catholic psychologists who are practising in faithfulness to the best aspects of their science and the teachings of the Church."

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Fair exchange

May 20, 2013

Pope Francis exchanges skull caps with a young girl.

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Tranquility, calm staff enhance palliative care

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For everyone born into this world, death is inevitable. But one's outlook on death changes drastically when the date of death is penciled in on a calendar.

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L'Arche led Hunt to see service as a 2-way street

Carmel Hunt

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Carmel Hunt was born into a ready-made community. As the youngest of nine children, she grew up learning that although everyone in her busy home was of the same family, everyone was different.

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Want those kids to be Catholic? Give it a sustained effort

Richard Rymarz

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Passing on the Catholic faith to your children takes time.

Richard Rymarz said that basic insight is not rocket science. However, in hectic lives where time is limited, its implementation can be difficult.

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Satan tricks people into being selfish, loveless, says pope

May 20, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Payback with Satan is rotten as he pushes people to be loveless and selfish, finally leaving them with nothing and alone, Pope Francis said.

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Machete slashes were no match for Jesus' help

Eloise Bergen

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In 2008, Christian missionaries John and Eloise Bergen were working with orphans near Kitale, Kenya. Late one evening, nine men broke into their rural farm and brutally assaulted them.

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National March for Life focuses on slaughter of innocent girls

May 20, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – This year's National March for Life May 9 framed abortion as a human rights issue, damaging especially to women and girls, and it drew the largest crowd ever.

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