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CCODP, Smith hold 'enriching dialogue'

December 17, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Facing protests within the organization, massive budget cuts and a complete reorganization, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has held a Dec. 1 heart-to-heart with the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Former Anglicans get a Canadian dean

December 17, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

HOUSTON – Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson of the Catholic Church's U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans has appointed the head of a deanery newly established by the Vatican for former Anglicans in Canada.

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Immaculate Conception is Good News – pope

December 17, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – In the immaculate conception of Mary, Christians recognize the truth that the Gospel is the good news of freedom from sin, selfishness and death, Pope Benedict said.

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New Rules call all Christians to exercise charity – cardinal

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

December 17, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Since its release Dec. 1, Pope Benedict's apostolic letter on the "service of charity" has provoked widespread speculation on how it might affect Catholic charitable agencies in their fundraising, hiring and selection of projects.

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Apps just might bring us closer to Jesus

December 17, 2012
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

It was five minutes before Mass, and I could feel my iPhone vibrating through my purse. I gave a quick look around St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto before guiltily checking my text messages.

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Live the ecumenical gift of exchange

Julien Hammond

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Observers at the Second Vatican Council who came from other Christian churches had "an informal influence" on the council's deliberations, said the Edmonton Archdiocese's associate director of ecumenical and interfaith relations.

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Chatlain surprised to be named an archbishop

Bishop Murray Chatlain

December 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop Murray Chatlain of Mackenzie-Fort Smith is leaving the Northwest Territories despite his desire to stay.

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Church must bring about change

Bishop Frederick Henry

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Church is "the yeast of the Gospel," a community engaged in bringing about change, Calgary Bishop Fredrick Henry said Dec. 6.

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Catholic Cemeteries brightens up Christmas

December 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Maria Arnieri's husband Miguel loved Christmas. He enjoyed the decorations and the whole spirit of the season.

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Fr. Hysell overcomes the last obstacle

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Matthew Hysell has finally overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of a deaf man being ordained to the priesthood and has achieved the goal for which his heart hungered since he was a child.

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