Combatting AIDS

December 10, 2012

A nurse uses a syringe to give liquid medicine to a young HIV patient at San Jose Hospice in Sacatepequez, Guatemala.

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Big brother loved animals, always cared for siblings

December 10, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Her first memory of her big brother is a tender one. "Paul was babysitting me when my parents went out and he rocked me in the big chair in the kitchen," recalls Jenny Terrio Baturin. "He was always a caregiver and took care of me in a very loving way."

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Terrio walked a winding road on his way to St. Paul

December 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It was a long and winding road on which Bishop-elect Paul Terrio travelled from the Eastern Townships of Quebec to the Edmonton Archdiocese, a road that took him through Montreal, Brazil and Rome, always learning, always searching and finding every step along the way amazing and wonderful.

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Terrio brought life to parishes

December 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Paul's Bishop-elect Paul Terrio left a good impression in the parishes and missions he served. Parishioners at both St. Peter's Parish in Villeneuve and Holy Trinity Parish in Spruce Grove-Stony Plain affectionately describe Terrio as a warm, fatherly and caring priest who went out of his way to make people welcome.

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St. Paul challenge: Diverse diocese covers large area

December 10, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since the departure of Bishop Luc Bouchard in March, parishioners of the St. Paul Diocese have been waiting for a new leader. The wait is finally over, as Bishop Paul Terrio takes the helm.

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Ambassador for religious freedom to protect sacred right

WCR Logo

December 10, 2012

The Catholic Church holds the right to religious freedom in the highest regard. This right is not just one more among what appears to be an ever-growing list of rights, but rather is the most fundamental of all freedoms. That is because the right to religious liberty is grounded in the nature of the human person as a being radically oriented toward the transcendent. The denial of the right to religious freedom is an assault on the dignity of the person.

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Great minds, great persons honour life's complexity

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

December 10, 2012

In a lecture recently, I made the point that Jesus shocked people equally in both his capacity to thoroughly enjoy his life and in his capacity to renounce it and give it up.

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God became flesh and chose to live with us

Kathleen Giffin

December 10, 2012
Third Sunday in Advent
December 16, 2012

I had the opportunity, in my late twenties, to take a number of theology and Scripture classes. While most of those classes were informative and interesting, there were a few classes where I experienced moments that had a significant and lasting impact on me.

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Churches ask feds for greenhouse cuts, national energy plan

Joe Gunn

December 10, 2012

On Nov. 20 the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) sent a letter requesting action on climate change to Environment Minister Peter Kent. Citizens for Public Justice, an affiliate member of the CCC, helped draft this document.

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Which visions, revelations are authentic?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

December 10, 2012

I enjoyed your article on Hildegard but I noticed she had private revelations that seem to be accepted by the Church (WCR, Nov. 19). Today, it seems like thousands of people are having revelations, giving prophecies or having apparitions. How is a sane person to determine which are legitimate and which are pure hokum?

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