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Mercy Ships fueled by campus donors

November 11, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Mercy Ships is building a Canada-wide network of students as its first step in a global fund and awareness campaign to bring health care to the poorest areas of the world.

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'Woman clothed with the sun' a challenge to the forces of evil

November 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The most dramatic "Marian" passage in the New Testament is the story in Revelation 12 describing "a woman clothed with the sun" who gives birth to a son "who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron."

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Mary venerated by Muslims, Christians

November 11, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The three Abrahamic faiths have all sorts of things in common, in addition to their significant differences. But the unique meeting point for Islam and Christianity may be their shared memory of a Jewish peasant girl who gave miraculous birth to Jesus.

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Peruvian procession

November 11, 2013

Men carry a replica of Peru's most revered religious icon, the Lord of Miracles, during a procession in Lima Oct. 28.

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Saints aren't superheroes, they just never strayed from God – pope

November 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Saints aren't superheroes, they are regular people who just never left God's side after encountering him and his love, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.

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U.S. Vietnam vets feel public scorn

November 11, 2013
BOB PFOHMAN
CATHOLIC SENTINEL

At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, America observes Veterans Day. This marks when the artillery finally fell silent in Europe, ending the ungodly butchery of the First World War.

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Laity called to share in Christ's ministry

November 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The role of the laity was one of the least-debated topics at the Second Vatican Council. Popes Pius XI and Pius XII had already laid out a vision of the laity as serving on the front lines of the Church – those who take the Church’s teaching and apply it in the secular sphere.

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Ecumenical exchange of gifts calls for sharing of one's deepest self

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November 11, 2013

We congratulate local ecumenist Julien Hammond on his appointment to the international dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Disciples of Christ (WCR, Nov. 4). This may well be the only time this dialogue makes news - the Disciples of Christ is a small Church and such dialogues rarely catch the public eye.

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Walking the single path in life brings joy and sadness

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 11, 2013

The universe works in pairs. From atoms to the human species, generativity is predicated on union with another. Happiness, it would seem, is also predicated on that. So where does that leave singles and celibates? How can they be normal, generative and happy?

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Avoid focusing on end times prophecy

Kathleen Giffin

November 11, 2013
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 17, 2013

I heard a story from a man who had been on a mission trip to an isolated tribe that had never before been evangelized. Their preaching had been so "successful" that they found themselves with a problem: the people lost their motivation to live their daily lives. Instead, they sat around and waited for Jesus to return.

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