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Bittman's life was immersed in Catholic Culture

Deacon Greg Bittman

September 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It was a vocations retreat that he attended a year or two after high school that stirred Greg Bittman to think seriously about the priesthood. But the seed of a priestly vocation had been planted many years earlier and it took many more years to come to its full flowering.

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Bishop Bittman ordained in a joyous celebration

September 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a spirit of joy and thanksgiving, Catholics from across the Edmonton Archdiocese gathered at St. Joseph’s Basilica Sept. 3 to witness the ordination of Gregory Bittman as auxiliary bishop.

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Watch over your flock, share your faith, pope tells bishops

September 17, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Christians must trust in the power of the Gospel to awaken people's consciences and promote reconciliation, but that can happen only if they hear the Gospel first, Pope Benedict said.

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Benedict guides students on the search for truth

Pope Benidict

September 17, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The search for truth is the vocation of a theologian and the key to overcoming divisions within Christianity, Pope Benedict told a group of his former doctoral students.

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Lebanon prepares

September 17, 2012

Workers hang a poster of Pope Benedict Sept. 4 in Jounieh

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Marian devotion Collapsed after Second Vatican council

September 17, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Devotion to Mary "collapsed" in many regions after the Second Vatican Council even though the council fathers had upheld her critical place within the Catholic faith, said an expert in Marian studies.

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Brother Kilowatt blows out 100 candles

September 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Have you ever wondered what a birthday cake would look like with 100 candles on it? Then perhaps you should be at Franciscan Brother Casimir Kolodychuk's 100th birthday party Sunday, Sept. 16.

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Revised liturgy: A work in progress

Composer Peter Togni

September 17, 2012
ALLISON HUNWICKS
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Sept. 25, 2011 marked the launch of the newly minted musical settings that followed the complete liturgical overhaul of the Roman Missal.

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New Catholic Insight editor wants to encourage Catholics

September 17, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Going into its 21st year as Canada's right-leaning, conservative journal of ideas, Catholic Insight is writing a new chapter in its history. But the man writing that chapter promises it will be just like the first chapter.

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Scientist challenged on his push for designer babies

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September 17, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – So-called designer babies should be a "moral obligation," writes the editor-in-chief of the international Journal of Medical Ethics.

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