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Ukrainian pioneer religious honoured

November 19, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

MUNDARE – The Ukrainian Basilian Fathers and Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate have historical significance in Alberta. Recently their contributions have been honoured by Parks Canada.

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Vatican II brought shift in role of laity

Sandy Prather

November 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The responsibilities and rights of the laity to participate in the work and mission of the Church are based on Scripture and tradition, formulated in Church teachings – especially those from the Second Vatican Council – and codified in canon law.

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Aussie cardinal welcomes sexual abuse investigation

Cardinal George Pell

November 19, 2012
SHARYN MCCOWEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SYDNEY – An Australian royal commission into the sexual abuse of children, which will include investigations into Catholics, is an opportunity "to separate fact from fiction," said Sydney Cardinal George Pell.

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Sisters help health care get on its feet in S. Sudan

Sr. Dorothy Dickson

November 19, 2012
PAUL JEFFREY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Catholics from around the globe are playing a key role in building a health care system in the world's newest country.

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Preaching must touch people's lives, U.S. bishops advise

November 26, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - "My dad used to say, 'I know what happened 2,000 years ago. I need to know how to live my life today.'"

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'Spiritual poverty' must be challenged ecumenically – pope

November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Christian communities are challenged by the fact that many people today do not think they need God, Pope Benedict said.

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Youth should welcome Christ's embrace – pope

World Youth Day Banner

November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – When young Catholics from around the world gather in Rio de Janeiro in July, they will be under the gaze of the city's famous statue of Christ with outstretched arms, a reminder of his desire to embrace all people, Pope Benedict said.

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Church called to adapt to rapidly changing society

David Sax

November 26, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
THE PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Immigration from non-European countries in Asia, Africa and Central American Catholic countries is what will keep the Catholic Church alive and vibrant, said David Sax, executive director of Catholic Family Services Society.

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Studying catechism one way to take part in the Year of Faith

November 26, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - Pope Benedict has given Catholics a mission during the Year of Faith: study the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Benedict completes trilogy with book on Jesus' birth

November 26, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
AND FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Nativity story, like the whole story of Christ, is not merely an event in the past, Pope Benedict writes in his third and final volume on the life and teachings of Jesus.

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