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Once a refugee, now an ardent advocate

Elena Zerea

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Elena Zerea's experiences are an example of the nightmare that many refugees call their lives. more . . .

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Weisgerber committed to the right to water

January 31, 2011
MARY LEMAITRE
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG — Archbishop James Weisgerber says he won't drink bottled water where public water is available and has agreed to promote bottled-water-free zones. more . . .

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Sugay was the priest with the golden heart

Fr. Jose Sugay

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Father Jose Teodoro Sugay was prayerful, a man of God and a man of tremendous self-sacrifice. more . . .

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Catholic vote solidified Conservatives

January 31, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

On Jan. 23, the Conservative Party celebrated its fifth anniversary in power, thanks partly to a swing in the Catholic and the ethnic vote from the Liberals.

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Bishop Ruiz: Outstanding defender of social justice

Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia

January 31, 2011
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MEXICO CITY — Retired Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died Jan. 24 of complications from long-standing illnesses. He was 86. more . . .

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Edmonton board agrees to halt schools' reliance on casinos

January 31, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Edmonton Catholic Schools' trustees have voted to abolish gambling activities as a source of school funding. more . . .

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Anxiety undermines efforts for church unity — Lutheran

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Anxiety is one of the greatest threats to Christian unity, says the Lutheran pastor who led the Jan. 23 service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. more . . .

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Mourning bishop’s death

February 7, 2011

Mourners stand near the coffin of Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia.

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Bhutan allows entry to Catholic missionaries

February 7, 2011

Catholic missionaries are ready to set up faith communities in Bhutan after the country announced it would accept the registration of Christians for the first time.

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Church wedding means knowing Church teaching

February 7, 2011

Men and women have a natural right to marry, but that does not mean they have a right to a Catholic wedding, Pope Benedict said.

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