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A startling call from within led him to the priesthood

July 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After 50 years serving the people of God, Father Raymond Sevigny is hanging up his hat. The 76-year-old pastor retires in early August and plans to move into Villa Vianney, the retirement facility for priests on the grounds of the Catholic Pastoral Centre.

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Faith must be part of politics – Manning

July 2, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Unethical democracy concerns former Reform Party leader Preston Manning. The man credited with reviving conservatism in the country said Canadians suffer from a lack of real political education and a lack of faith in the public square.

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Photographer has an eye for churches with a story

July 2, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When Ottawa-based photographer Mark Schacter realized he had amassed an extensive collection of church photographs, he was a bit surprised.

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Philadelphia tries to recover from sexual abuse morass

July 2, 2012
SEAN GALLAGHER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The clergy sexual abuse scandal "has caused terrible suffering for victims, demoralized many of our clergy, crippled the witness of the Church and humiliated the whole Catholic community" in Philadelphia, says Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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Opus Dei journalist gives Vatican PR help

July 2, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The establishment of a new post of senior communications adviser will help the Vatican deal with the challenges of a sound-bite culture, said the American journalist appointed to the job.

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Conference to focus on Vatican II for a new generation

Catherine Clifford

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - A conference here Sept. 27-29 marking the 50th anniversary the Second Vatican Council will examine how to "hand on the Gospel today" in light of Vatican II's teachings, said theology professor Catherine Clifford.

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Kateri's prayers heal a young boy

July 2, 2012
ERIC MAUSER
CATHOLIC TIMES MONTREAL

When five-year-old Jake Finkbonner showed up to play his last basketball game of the season in Ferndale, Wash., he had no idea it would change his life and lead to events that would culminate in the canonization of a saint.

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Love, patience led promoter of Kateri's sainthood cause

Fr. Paolo Molinari

July 2, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Although separated from her by three centuries, an ocean and major cultural differences, Jesuit Father Paolo Molinari absolutely loves Kateri Tekakwitha, the Mohawk woman who will become a saint in October.

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Prayer heals union despite the wife's adultery and baby

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When one partner in a marriage commits adultery, finding healing may seem impossible, especially if the affair results in a pregnancy and the baby's biological father is of a different race.

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Marriage is a covenant, an unbreakable bond – evangelist

July 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Catholic Church is one of the few remaining churches that teaches marriage is a covenant, evangelist Craig Hill said June 9.

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