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Local conference needed to discuss pope's vision

October 28, 2013

Pope Francis has stated that he wants to change the Church so that guidance of the Church is not simply top-down, but horizontal as well.

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Holocaust expert ignored Jewish testimony

October 28, 2013

In the article "Holocaust expert condemns papal silence in WW2" (WCR, Oct. 14), Susan Zuccotti claims that Pope Pius XII failed to speak out or take action to protect Jewish people during the Nazi Holocaust.

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Pius XII paved way for Catholic aid to Jews

October 28, 2013

Re: Susan Zuccotti, "Holocaust expert condemns papal silence in WW2" (WCR, Oct. 14).

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Council gave no basis for dissent

October 28, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Second Vatican Council, at least in the Western world, was followed by decades of dissension from authoritative Catholic teaching, a phenomena that did much to weaken the Church's evangelizing mission.

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The reluctant vocation

Fr. Francis Mariappa

October 21, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Although his parents pledged when he was young that he would become a priest, Francis Mariappa wanted nothing to do with it.

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Women called to service, not servitude – Francis

October 21, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis said women's "vocation and mission" today remain essentially connected to their capacity for motherhood, but warned against unjustly restricting their participation in the Church or civil society on that basis.

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Bertone exits with praise for Benedict

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

October 21, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who as Vatican secretary of state drew rising criticism for failures of the Vatican bureaucracy he oversaw, stepped down Oct. 15.

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Fr. Mike Mireau defies all odds

Fr. Mike Mireau

October 21, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Mike (Catfish) Mireau relates his current predicament to that of St. Thomas.

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College president named to shepherd northern diocese

Bishop-elect Mark Hagemoen

October 21, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The president of two Vancouver colleges has been named bishop of the northern Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.

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Bishops hear plea for strong marriage prep

October 21, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Good marriage preparation is a key element in helping couples deal with the many problems families face in today's society, representatives of four Eastern Canadian dioceses told the Canadian bishops at their recent plenary assembly.

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