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If we mess up, God opens his arms to us

Marek Doroshenko

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

God longs for us to be with him and when we mess up, he longs for us to return to him, Marek Doroshenko told the Journey to the Father conference in St. Raphael's, Ont.

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Canadian campaign raising funds for Syrian refugees

Zaatari refugee camp

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

A joint-fundraising campaign by Canada's Catholic bishops and their overseas development agency to bring emergency relief to Syrian refugees draws to a close Sept. 14.

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CMA president's desire for euthanasia debate raises concern

Alex Schadenberg

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Anti-euthanasia groups have expressed concern because the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) says the organization may revisit its anti-euthanasia policy.

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Spirit of joy sweeps south-side parish

August 26, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Strumming guitars, joyous singing and a mood of celebration spills over the congregation of Assumption Parish as it began its jubilee year Aug. 17.

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Sculptor follows call to Rome seminary

Ed Gibney

August 26, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

A lifetime with strong Catholic roots, service as a member of the Knights of Columbus and a career as a sculptor have slowly but surely placed a call to the priesthood before Ed Gibney.

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Pope offers views on women, marriage annulments

August 26, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM BRAZIL – While the Church will not ordain women as priests, the Church must do more to explain the importance of women in the Church, said Pope Francis.

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Skaro's pilgrimage of peace drowns out noise of daily life

August 26, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Even as cars and big rigs drove noisily along the adjacent highway, there was a quiet sacredness at the Skaro Shrine, home to a special Marian pilgrimage every year since 1919.

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Keeping fit

September 2, 2013

Richard Nichols, a Jesuit scholastic and math teacher at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, exercises in the school's weight room in July.

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Canadian nun tells of Muslims protecting church buildings

Sr. Darlene DeMong

September 2, 2013
JAMES MARTONE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

CAIRO – Churches and other Christian properties around Egypt had already been looted, so when Catholics in Berba were tipped off that their southern village could be next, they acted fast.

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Coptic Catholic bishop denies civil war rages in Egypt

September 2, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A Coptic Catholic bishop who served as a member of the assembly that drafted Egypt's 2012 constitution said his country will not have a civil war, and foreign powers – including the United Nations – should not interfere.

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