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Murchland is a priest formed by Vatican II

January 21, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Becoming a priest is never an absolute choice. "It's always conditioned," maintains Holy Cross Father Wilfrid Murchland. "There are always influences that help you decide."

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Bishops urge `constructive efforts` to resolve native issues

January 21, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Canada's Catholic bishops offered prayers and encouragement prior to the meeting Jan. 11 between First Nations leaders and the prime minister amid signs of growing polarization.

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French take to the street to protest same-sex marriage

January 21, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PARIS – A French bishops' spokesman urged politicians to "listen to the streets" after hundreds of thousands of people rallied against same-sex marriage.

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Canada gets 'wake-up call' for new vision for First Nations

January 21, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

As the Idle No More movement shows no sign of running out of steam, two observers urge a fresh vision for a new relationship between Canada and aboriginal peoples.

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Farm under heaven

January 28, 2013

Horses and their riders attend an event for the blessing of animals outside St. Peter's Square in Rome Jan. 17.

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Canada's bishops denounce anti-Semitic remarks

January 28, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada's Catholic bishops have denounced recent statements made in Canada by the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) superior that "the Jews" are the "enemies of the Church."

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Church and state in tension across Latin America

January 28, 2013
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When Venezuela's bishops spoke out against postponing the inauguration of ailing President Hugo Chavez, the president's supporters accused them of meddling in politics, while government opponents praised their comments.

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Aboriginal MP sets out agenda for change

MP Rob Clarke

January 28, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

While Idle No More protests and blockades continue sporadically across Canada, the Conservative's aboriginal caucus chair is busy tackling the outdated Indian Act.

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Euthanasia, by any other name, is still death

January 28, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Quebec's promised bill to bring in "medical aid in dying" will bring in Belgium-style euthanasia, warn critics.

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Touch of history found in country antique store

January 28, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

A dirty, little cloth rolled up in a ball of dirt off in a corner winked at Helen Smith and her daughter four years ago. It had a secret to tell – the secret of Canada's Counter-Reformation history.

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