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Back Porch ministry challenges abortion

February 14, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Veronica Isinger is not talking with women who plan to have abortions, she is praying for them.

"Praying is always good," says Isinger, a volunteer at the Back Porch, located across the street from Edmonton's abortion clinic. more . . .

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Roche's determination wins Nobel nomination

February 14, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Douglas Roche, long-time nuclear disarmament activist and founding editor of the Western Catholic Reporter, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Roche, who has served as senator, member of Parliament and Canada's ambassador for disarmament, has been nominated by the International Peace Bureau for his role in launching and leading the Middle Powers Initiative. more . . .

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Sask. Church leaders look at marriage

February 21, 2011
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

LUMSDEN, SASK. — Anglicans, Lutherans and Roman Catholics have similar views of marriage, but significant differences surfaced during discussions at the annual St. Michael’s Retreat Ministries Bishops’ Day. more . . .

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Dutch Jesuit wrote popular catechisms

St. Peter Canisius

February 21, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Even in the midst of the upheaval of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, St. Peter Canisius knew how to defend Catholic doctrine without launching personal attacks on those who disagreed, Pope Benedict said. more . . .

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Benedictine says missal imposed from above

Fr. Anthony Ruff

February 21, 2011
NANCY FRAZIER O’BRIEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON — Saying he “cannot promote the new missal translation with integrity,” the former chairman of the music committee of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy has withdrawn from all speaking engagements related to the missal. more . . .

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New missal translation is needed, says Jesuit

Fr. Charles Pottie-Pâté

February 21, 2011
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG — The new Roman Missal is a necessary change in the life of the Church, says Jesuit Father Charles Pottie-Pâté. more . . .

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Save heritage churches — Quebec bishops

February 21, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — Quebec’s Catholic bishops have asked the province to consider better ways to help maintain the churches and religious buildings associated with the provinces’ cultural heritage. more . . .

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Transgender bill passes, goes to Senate

Michele Boulva

February 21, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A bill that could reshape society’s understanding of human sexuality by granting protected status to transgendered and transsexual people passed a final vote Feb. 9 in the House of Commons and has gone to the Senate. more . . .

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‘This place is magnificent’

February 21, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hundreds of curious Catholics from across the Edmonton Archdiocese turned out for the second open house of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College Feb. 12.

“This is absolutely phenomenal,” said Theresa Coupal, part of a 25-member group from Olds who were bused to the Catholic Pastoral Centre grounds. “You can spend a week looking around here.” more . . .

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Ukrainian prelate plays critical role in resolving tensions

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar

February 21, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — The election of a new archbishop for a Church with 6.5 million Catholics could hold the key to determining if or when Pope Benedict may meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. more . . .

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