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Jesus guided him past poor grades to the priesthood

May 27, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Deacon Carlos Nunez knows firsthand what it means for God's strength to be made perfect through human weakness.

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Saint worked with Colombian natives

May 27, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

St. Laura Montoya, who died in 1949 after a career spent working with poor indigenous Colombians, was canonized May 12 and became the first Colombian saint.

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Catholics need to get off couch and evangelize – pope

May 27, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Church doesn't need couch-potato Catholics, it needs believers with "apostolic zeal," willing to preach the uncomfortable words of Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Icons rich in symbolism

May 27, 2013
KATE O'GORMAN
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche share a passion for iconography. Stepping into Mycyk's Saskatoon studio, surrounded by icons, it feels as though one is being welcomed into a place of reverence.

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Priest appointments announced for archdiocese

May 27, 2013
Following are the appointments of priests in the Edmonton Archdiocese. All the appointments take effect Aug. 14, unless otherwise indicated.

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Parents can nurture youths' faith

May 27, 2013
PAULA FOURNIER
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Parents wish their children are active in their parishes and have a comfortable prayer life with God, several parents said at a recent workshop in Prince Albert, Sask.

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God's grace led elder to be both native and Catholic

May 27, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - John Corston recalls growing up in a racist community that looked down on aboriginals like him.

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Don't worship 'golden calf of cult of money,' pope urges

May 27, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis called for global financial reform that respects human dignity, helps the poor, promotes the common good and allows states to regulate markets.

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Pope visits nuns

June 3, 2013

Pope Francis talks with members of the Missionaries of Charity during a visit to a soup kitchen and women's shelter at the Vatican May 21.

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Knights of Malta open Syrian hospital

June 3, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When bombs fall in the Syrian city of Aleppo, it's bad news for the municipal hospital in Kilis, Turkey. The Turkish border town of 80,000 has taken in 35,000 Syrian refugees from Syria's civil war, the majority suffering physical and psychological trauma.

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