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Vol. 91 No. 37 March 12, 2014

A BUSY FIRST YEAR — Pope Francis arrives for a weeklong lenten retreat with senior members of the Roman Curia in Ariccia, near Rome, March 9. One year after he was elected pope, Francis has brought some differences to the papacy. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Diocesan News


Donation funds ecumenical position in Saskatoon diocese

Vocations fair held in Winnipeg

Brazil mission team gathers

Bohan attends Western Bishops' Conference

School receives technology grant

School project aids orphans in Uganda

Joy the divine spark that makes us one

Guest performs at Friends of L'Arche gathering

Annual donors lunch held

Purity Rally held

Retired RCMP officer pens dark memoir


Canadian News


D & P launches campaign to end world hunger

Poll shows Canadians think Pope Francis is good for the church

First Nations worldview is a gift to the church



International News


Pope Francis' appeal not measurable yet in church attendance

Crisis in Ukraine 'replay' of what let up to Second World War, says priest

Pope Francis criticized for defensive comments on abuse scandal

At 77, Pope Francis keeps up a busy pace, and aides keep their fingers crossed





In Exile

Liturgy and Life

Both Lungs




Around the Kitchen Table

catholic dialogue

Pope Francis' plan for reform: convert the church

Sunday un-schooling

A Pilgrim's Progress

Building the Future

Reverencing the Earth

Alzheimer's is an unforgiving scourge

Pope Francis: the medium and the message

Canon Law for Today

Making a Difference

From other sources:

Pope Francis’ first year: faith, hope — and how much change?

Author Sara Miles reflects on Ash Wednesday

Editorial: Francis, you must meet victims of clergy abuse

Film review: Son of God


Arts and Culture


Screenings and Meanings

CNS Movie Reviews

Well-intentioned Son of God doesn't go too deep

Book Reviews




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