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Put your trust in the Lord, preacher says at Mayor's breakfast

April 4, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Like Hannah, the faithful woman of the Bible, "put your faith in the person of Jesus Christ. It is the only thing that will ever, ever bring ultimate change," says evangelist Will Graham.

"Jesus said, 'Come, follow me.' He didn't say, 'Come, follow my followers but come, follow me.'"

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Fr. Troy taught the faith by living it

April 4, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — Spiritan Father Michael Troy, founding father and principal at Toronto's Neil McNeil High School, had an untraditional way of thinking, said Father Gerald FitzGerald.

"There was a rapport, a relationship and a casualness between the priest-teachers and the boys that did not exist elsewhere and that was the unique spirit of Neil McNeil," said FitzGerald, a fellow Spiritan who was a seminarian under Troy in Dublin and a science teacher at Neil McNeil.

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Youngest bishop elected head of Ukrainian Church

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

April 4, 2011
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

LVIV, UKRAINE — The Ukrainian Catholic Church elected its youngest bishop to succeed Cardinal Lubomyr Husar of Kyiv-Halych, who retired Feb. 10.

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, 40, apostolic administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of the Protection of the Mother of God in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church during a five-day synod of bishops in Lviv.

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Weekend opens couples' hearts, voices

April 4, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - When they were engaged, Gavin and Nicole Van Kuppeveld, now married for 22 years, heard about Marriage Encounter. They agreed that someday they would like to give it a try. Someday arrived in March 2010.

"It was a very powerful weekend," said Nicole.

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Canada's bishops urge Catholics to make their voices heard

April 4, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Canada's Catholic bishops have provided a 2011 federal election guide to provide a "magnifying glass" to guide judgments about party platforms and candidates.

It provides examples of Catholic moral and social teaching in five areas: respect for life and human dignity; building a more just society; the person and the family; Canada's role in world justice and peace; and a healthy environment.

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Library of Eastern Church treasures crumbling in Roman heat

April 11, 2011
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical Oriental Institute has the best general collection in the world on Eastern Christianity.

It boasts some 184,000 volumes, including rare and precious imprints and manuscripts, documenting centuries of Eastern Christian culture in a multitude of languages.

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Priest passionate in use of calligraphy

Fr. Robert Palladino

April 11, 2011
ED LANGLOIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PORTLAND, ORE. — In the morning cold of a farmhouse in the foothills of the Cascades, his hand is stiff as he grasps the broad-edged pen. His eyes have aged. But the 78-year-old priest and calligraphy master plans to write until he dies.

Father Robert Palladino, a priest of the Portland Archdiocese, is as much evangelist as artist.

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New Ukrainian leader champions Church unity

April 11, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The new head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, its youngest bishop, said he believes the other bishops elected him to promote unity within the Church and with other Christians.

The 40-year-old Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, visiting Rome to meet Pope Benedict, told Catholic News Service he believes he was elected "despite my age."

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Ethical voters inform themselves

April 11, 2011
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It's hard to know what will be decided in the May 2 election, but it's just as hard to imagine that Canadians will decide well unless we inject respect, sincerity, honesty and a few high-minded ideals into our political culture.

We can't run a country on vitriolic rhetoric, political tactics and cheap-shot ads, said Christian think-tank director Peter Stockland. Looking at the latest attack ads turned Stockland's stomach.

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Stamp Collector pays tribute to Pope John Paul

April 11, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Anthony Sales' childhood passion for stamp collecting has become a Philatelic Tribute to Pope John Paul II that tells an astonishing story of the "pilgrim pope" in stamps from the nations of the world.

"He was really loved," said Sales, who lives in Richmond, B.C. "He was a man people were just attracted to."

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