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U.S. Catholics give Pope Benedict high marks

March 18, 2013

A telephone survey commissioned by the Knights of Columbus found that U.S. Catholics think favourably of Pope Benedict XVI, who retired in February.

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Catholics embracing faith, but not Church – Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

March 18, 2013

A major issue facing today’s U.S. Catholic Church is that many people express “absolutely no problem with faith, but they do have a problem with religion,” said New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

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Ouellet celebrates

March 18, 2013

Cardinal Marc Ouellet celebrates Mass at the Church of Santa Maria in Transpontina March 10 in Rome.

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Young adults find support for faith at Adoremus

March 18, 2013

Sometimes I hear people express concern about the future of the Catholic Church. As a 20-something, I can see why there might be some concerns regarding the behaviours of many of my peers in this day and age.

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No Confirmation for non-practising Catholics

March 18, 2013

There may be some rationale for confirming non-practising Catholics but I cannot figure out what it is and why we do this. Year after year, we confirm thousands of children who obviously are not practising the Catholic faith and, presumably, come from families where it is not being practised.

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Reconciliation days a time of grace in schools

March 18, 2013

I wish to express my thanksgiving to our priests who spent the entire day on March 6 hearing confessions.

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St. Joseph icon marks Church's centennial

March 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The icon of St. Joseph written for the 100th anniversary of the Edmonton Archdiocese is simple and colourful, and strives to invite the faithful to be open to God's work in their lives.

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Ouellet simply trying to live day to day, he tells the CBC

March 11, 2013
CAROL ZIMMERMANN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Marc Ouellet says he is "just trying to live . . . day after day in obedience to God and his word," fulfilling his duties and leaving the next day to God.

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Bishops sing Benedict's praises

March 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope Benedict XVI was one of history's greatest cooperators of the truth, Archbishop Richard Smith said Feb. 28 at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the gift of the retired pope.

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Jesus' resurrection is the guarantee of his divinity

Fr. Don MacDonald

March 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Jesus went to the cross, his disciples lost their faith. "The idea of a messiah that would die on the cross was totally foreign to them," Franciscan Father Don MacDonald said in a lecture on the Nicene-Constantinople Creed Feb. 27.

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