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Pilgrims follow St. Thérèse's 'little way' formation

St. Thérèse

November 5, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Five years ago, Jim Anderson knew little about St. Thérèse of Lisieux when he applied for a post directing a formation program based in her spirituality.

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Nigeria's Onaiyekan well known for his work for justice and peace

Cardinal-designate John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan

November 5, 2012
SAMUEL OLU JOB
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – Cardinal-designate John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan has been an ardent promoter of dialogue among Christians and other religions and a vocal advocate for peace and cooperation, especially in Nigeria.

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Manila's Tagle both a theologian and a humble pastor

November 5, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Filipino cardinal announced Oct. 24 is widely lauded for his theological gifts and his humility.

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Parents trying to pass on faith to kids are left without easy answers

November 5, 2012
ANNE-MARIE HUGHES
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Theology on Tap began the season with a provocative question posed by presenter Blake Sittler: "God is alive, but is religion on life-support?"

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Catholic school grads differ little from those in public schools

November 5, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

A recent study has reported that Catholic school graduates view the role of faith in the public square similarly to graduates of public schools.

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Church's missionary zeal flagging

November 5, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

On the subject of the Second Vatican Council, Ralph Martin is nothing if not an enthusiast.

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Sacred Heart Parish celebrates 100 years of joy-filled faith

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For all of the people who supported their ventures, prayed and worshipped with them, and kept the faith alive at Sacred Heart Parish in Edson for the past century, Oct. 27 was an evening to celebrate. The town has been richly blessed and well-served by many amiable priests, the Sisters of Service and the Catholic schools.

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Newman quickly chooses West as its new leader

Dr. Jason West

November 5, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Newman Theological College's board of directors has moved quickly to fill the gap left by its president, Father Paul Terrio, being named the bishop of St. Paul.

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St. Kateri had an undivided heart, Smith says at special Mass

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – St. Kateri Tekakwitha is a model of how to live with a pure, undivided heart, said Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Benedict proposes three-fold evangelical thrust

Pope Benedict

November 5, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Winning converts to the Church, ministering better to practising Catholics and bringing lapsed members back into the fold are all parts of "new evangelization," Pope Benedict said.

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