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John Paul II victimized by poor communication

Pope John Paul II

November 11, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Blessed John Paul II's 2004 meeting with and praise of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ – who later was banished to a life of penance because of sexual abuse – was a mistake, said the late pope's longtime secretary.

Reason and faith cannot be separated, says Bishop Wiesner

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

November 11, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Theology is impossible without faith, retired Bishop Gerald Wiesner said in a recent talk for the Saskatoon Diocese.

Men take weekend to ponder plans of becoming priests

Sedney Polinar

November 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Adrien Rondeau, 17, has been thinking of the priesthood on and off since childhood. As a matter of fact, the Cold Lake youth took his Grades 8 and 9 at the minor Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, B.C., in pursuit of his dream.

Social conservatives salute Conservative Party resolutions

Joanne McGarry

November 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

CALGARY – Conservative Party resolutions at its Oct. 31-Nov. 2 convention against gendercide, euthanasia and legalized prostitution have pleased social conservatives.

Ultrasound exposed abortion's reality

November 11, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – A former clinic director for Planned Parenthood said she became a pro-life activist after she finally witnessed a real abortion.

Montreal school goes to court so it can teach faith

Paul Donovan

November 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Supreme Court challenge of a Quebec government ruling by Montreal's Loyola High School may have implications for the rest of Canada, says school principal Paul Donovan.

Pope Francis offers a demanding faith

Pope Francis

November 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

No matter how some media may want to spin it, Pope Francis won't fit into the political categories of left or right, and he will challenge everyone with the truth of the Gospel, said the Vatican's media adviser.

'September pope' had many similarities with Pope Francis

Pope John Paul I

November 11, 2013
ROBERT DUNCAN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – "May God forgive you for what you have done," the new pope told the cardinals who elevated him to the highest office in the Catholic Church.

Fear is what drives men away from the priesthood

November 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Fear, not the demands of celibacy, hold men back from becoming Catholic priests, the Detroit Archdiocese's director of priestly vocations told a conference of vocations directors here Oct. 28.

NDP MPs promote palliative care

November 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Two New Democratic Party MPs have launched initiatives to address the gaps in access to good palliative, long-term and home care to meet the needs of Canadians.

 
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