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First Nation children capture visitor's heart

August 20, 2012
ERIN MORAWETZ
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

By the time Alexandria Lepore was finishing up her honours degree in Catholic studies and history from King's University College in London, Ont., this spring, she knew she wanted to become a youth minister.

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Traditional crucifix sculpted for Newman College chapel

August 20, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Unlike many sculptures displayed in churches depicting the anguish and torment of Christ's crucifixion, the new one at Newman Theological College shows a more loving, redemptive Jesus.

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Smith urges K of C to stand against radical secularism

August 20, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The president of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops has called aggressive secularism "hostile to a truly democratic and pluralist society."

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Bittman is Edmonton's first auxiliary bishop

August 20, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop-elect Greg Bittman says he feels overwhelmed that he has been called to be a successor of the apostles.

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Pro-life walkers found hope in unexpected places

August 27, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Twelve Crossroads walkers who hiked through Canada for the past three months wearing t-shirts saying "Pro Life" ended their trek in Ottawa Aug. 11, convinced the public opinion is turning against abortion.

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St. Augustine's life debuts on the big screen

August 27, 2012
CATHERINE MCDONOUGH
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

St. Augustine's Confessions, the autobiographical account of his sinful youth and eventual conversion to Christianity, may be a centuries-old story but its message still resonates today, says the head of Ignatius Press.

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Mary's Assumption is the real deal

August 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Mary's Assumption smashes the illusion of our world and gives us solid hope that death has no sting, said Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Hope, faith sustain Provost parish

August 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Mary's Parish in Provost puts a focus on children.

For the past century, the parish has been responsible for the spiritual upbringing of the area children, and for the past 50 years in their educational upbringing at St. Thomas Aquinas School.

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Secularist charter would push out religious believers

Iain Benson

August 27, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

A religious freedom expert warns the Parti Quebecois leader's proposed Charter of Secularism would violate Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms and push many religious believers out of the public service.

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New CWL president brings spiritual focus

Betty Ann Brown Davidson

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The new national president of the Catholic Women's League is a deeply spiritual woman who wants league members to foster a relationship with Jesus.

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