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A pontiff of kindness, justice

Pope Francis I

March 25, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Oscar Justo, 60, begs for bills and coins from a perch next to St. Joseph Parish in Barrio de Flores, the Buenos Aires neighbourhood where Pope Francis was born.

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Pope Francis I

March 25, 2013

Pope Francis I

Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Timeline

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Prairie priest warns against yoga, herbal medicines

Fr. Denis Phaneuf

March 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Father Denis Phaneuf says New Age practices are not something to dabble in.

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Holy Spirit's gifts defy fraudulent New Age idolatry

Moira Noonan

March 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Knowing the difference between the genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit and the counterfeit gifts of the enemy takes careful discernment.

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Homeschooling mom shares toolkit to survive, thrive

Amy Kalscheur

March 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Smile at the small stuff that goes wrong. Work together as a team with your family. Have conviction to take up your cross every day. Serve your community, and allow it to serve you.

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RCIA elect prepare to enter the Church

Robert Pettigrew

March 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Becoming a Catholic as an adult takes commitment. At Sherwood Park's Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, for example, catechumens and candidates are required to get involved in the parish and study the faith weekly for about a year before they are accepted into the Church.

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Fr. Catfish becomes 'wounded healer' at a deeper level

March 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since 2008, Father Mike Mireau has been posting his online homilies and rants on diverse topics such as premarital sex, Star Wars, attacks on the family and the overabundance of vampire programs.

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Heal abortion's wounds, don't judge

Vicki Thorn

April 1, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Those who experience spiritual healing after abortion become the biggest advocates for life, says Project Rachel founder Vicki Thorn.

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Canadians in Rome

April 1, 2013

Pope Francis greets Canada's Gov. Gen. David Lloyd Johnston and his wife, Sharon, in St. Peter's Basilica

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Interfaith friendship reminds humanity God exists – Francis

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

April 1, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

For the good of all people, the care of the poor and the future of the Earth, religions must cooperate in reminding modern men and women that God exists and has a plan for their lives and their behaviour, Pope Francis said.

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