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Polish blessing

March 18, 2013

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek of Sosnowiece, Poland, blesses the congregation.

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CCODP helped prevent Niger famine

Fr. Isidore Ouedraogol

March 18, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There was severe hardship but no famine in West Africa last year. Crops failed, locusts and other insects consumed farmers' fields and at least 18 million people suffered through a food shortage.

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You cannot have healthy people on a sick planet

March 18, 2013
Kiply Lukan Yaworski
Prairie Messenger

Human health depends on the health of the planet, says a theologian who also works as a naturopath and chiropractor.

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Italian newspapers rife with papal predictions

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 18, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Online betting and trending sites were not the only outlets posting their papal predictions. Italian newspapers are historically the boldest and most confident in their daily speculations and conclave scenarios.

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Cardinals enter conclave, invoking aid of saints, Spirit

March 18, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Invoking the aid of the Holy Spirit and the holy men and women from all over the world recognized as saints, 115 cardinals processed slowly into the Sistine Chapel to begin the process to elect a pope.

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Cardinal confabs prepare ground for conclave

March 18, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Prior to entering the conclave to elect a new pope, members of the College of Cardinals held six days of meetings – called congregations – to discuss a wide range of issues facing the Church today.

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Sidewalk epiphany inspires 'Homeless Jesus'

Timothy Schmalz

March 18, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Regis College has a new resident. Jesus the Homeless, a sculpture cast in bronze depicting Christ as a homeless man, was installed outside the Jesuit school of theology at the University of Toronto on Feb. 23.

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Jesuit ministered to Slovakians across West

March 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A Jesuit priest from Slovakia, known in Western Canada for his physical strength, tireless work ethic and commitment to helping immigrants, died March 1.

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Penitents tout the value of Confession

March 18, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Thousands of Catholics experienced relief and forgiveness after confessing their sins March 6, sometimes after lengthy waits outside Reconciliation rooms and confessionals.

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Alberta Pro-Life adds a new name – Wilberforce Project

Rosey Rosenke

March 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Rosey Rosenke's views on abortion were transformed after witnessing an ultrasound of an abortion procedure from a baby's point of view. The unborn baby was 10 weeks old. She resembled a little person in every imaginable way.

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