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Europeans dominate new cardinals

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November 1, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – “The universality of the Church,” proclaimed the headline across the top of the Vatican newspaper, as it announced Pope Benedict’s choice of 24 new cardinals from 13 different countries. more . . .

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Raise your voice in deciding the WCR's future

November 1, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Do you have opinions, pro or con, about the Western Catholic Reporter? Well, now is the time to voice them. more . . .

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Centenarian calls the basilica home

November 1, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — There has always been a deep connection between Frances Cover and St. Joseph’s Basilica.

Born in Edmonton 100 years ago, Cover was baptized, and received First Communion and Confirmation at St. Joachim’s Church. In those days, from 1910 until 1925, St. Joseph’s Parish shared Mass times with St. Joachim’s until the completion of the cathedral in 1925. more . . .

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Kamloops bishop beaten in break-in

November 1, 2010
WCR NEWS SERVICES

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Kamloops Bishop David Monroe, 69, has been removed from the intensive care unit of Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital, where he continues to recover after being viciously beaten at Sacred Heart Cathedral Oct. 22. more . . .

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The Church belongs to Christ

November 1, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

We must strive to maintain and deepen the unity of the Church, Archbishop Richard Smith said at the Nothing More Beautiful series Oct. 21. "If the Church is one, it must be united." more . . .

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Militant attack on Baghdad cathedral leaves dozens dead

November 1, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A deadly militant siege of a Catholic cathedral in Baghdad, Iraq, was a "savage" act of "absurd violence," Pope Benedict said.

The pope urged international and national authorities and all people of good will to work together to end the "heinous episodes of violence that continue to ravage the people of the Middle East."

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Abuse survivors take concerns to Vatican

November 8, 2010
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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VATICAN CITY – Gary Bergeron and Paola Leerschool, who had hoped to observe a moment of silence in St. Peter's Square with a large group of sex abuse survivors and their supporters, ended up walking to the Vatican alone, leaving letters for Pope Benedict and a small pile of stones to show survivors they had been there. more . . .

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Catholic Schools stymied by Israel

November 8, 2010
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

RENEH, ISRAEL – The Latin Patriarchate School in Reneh, in Galilee, is an exception to the rule, said Father Elias Odeh, its director.

The school is so crowded it must educate its younger and older students in separate shifts, he said. more . . .

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Clang those expensive prison doors shut

Lorraine Berzins

November 8, 2010
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG - Canada is about to spend billions of dollars on more prisons for all the wrong reasons, says the community chair of justice for the Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC). more . . .

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Catholic studies enrich student teachers

November 8, 2010
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

LONDON, ONT. – For those who are worried about just how Catholic Ontario's Catholic teachers really are, fourth-year King's University College students Kasia Surowaniec and Nicole Denomy ought to ease any anxieties. more . . .

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