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CCODP listens to impact of citizens' movement in action

Bob McKeon

March 18, 2013

Each year, on Ash Wednesday, Catholic clergy, religious and lay people who pray the daily Prayer of the Church read the assigned Scripture from Isaiah 58 that speaks about fasting that is pleasing to God. The prophet Isaiah says, "Is not this the fast that I choose, to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free."

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Abortion myths obscure need for a new law in Canada

Bishop Fred Henry

March 18, 2013

In Kia's Super Bowl ad (which we weren't able to see on Canadian television stations), a son asks his father where babies come from. The father (behind the wheel of a new Kia Sorento) is so distressed by the question, he concocts a story about how babies come from a distant planet called Babylandia.

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12 Articles of the Creed: Week FIVE

March 18, 2013

Do I Believe Christ descended into Hell – and on the third day – He rose again?

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With a new pope, Vatican II reached its third beginning

March 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In looking back on the Second Vatican Council, it appears so natural that the council met for about two months every fall from 1962 through 1965.

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Last underground bishop mourned in Ukraine

March 18, 2013

Bishop Julian Voronovsky, the last Ukrainian Catholic bishop to be secretly consecrated during the Church’s Soviet-era persecution, died Feb. 28. He was 76.

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Pakistani church condemns arson attack on Christians

March 18, 2013

The Catholic Church in Pakistan condemned a March 9 attack by an estimated 3,000 Muslims on a Christian colony in Lahore that left more than 175 buildings, including two churches and dozens of homes, torched and hundreds of people homeless.

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Erring humans run Church, says Nigerian cardinal

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan

March 18, 2013

If Jesus had wanted a Church free of scandal or problems, he would have put it in the hands of angels, not a humanity he loved, said Nigeria’s newest cardinal elector.

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African rebels target Christians

March 18, 2013

Christians in the Central African Republic are being systematically targeted by armed rebels, a missionary priest in the country said.

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New Iraqi patriarch urges Catholics to stay put

March 18, 2013

The new patriarch of Chaldean Catholics pledged to foster coexistence and dialogue and urged Christian Iraqis not to leave their homeland, warning that if emigration continues, “there will be no more Christians in the Middle East.”

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Confessors help penitents recognize God’s love

March 18, 2013

The sacrament of Penance, or Reconciliation, helps Catholics recognize “the truth about themselves: that they are beloved children of the Father, who is rich in mercy,” said Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro.

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