After 105 years, St. Norbert's mission church is closing

October 29, 2012
THERESA DOHERTY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

MILLET – "Jesus wept" and the people of St. Norbert's Catholic community in Millet, Alta., are weeping also. After a tremendous struggle, their lovely mission church has been closed and sold to a property developer.

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CCCB trims staff, outsources publishing

October 29, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops will outsource its in-house publishing division and cut the position of senior advisor on social justice.

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Institute promises stellar palliative care

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Covenant Health, pioneers in the realm of compassionate care, celebrated the launch of the Palliative End of Life Care Institute with various palliative care leaders.

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Death without a funeral leaves no room to grieve

October 29, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Funerals are a way to honour a person who has died while bringing closure to friends and family affected by the death.

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Don't cut medical costs by targeting elderly

Bishop Anthony Fisher

October 29, 2012
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Western nations must resist the pressure to "scapegoat, abandon, even kill, the elderly as a cost-cutting measure," an Australian bishop said in a major bioethics lecture.

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'They fear they won't ever be happy again'

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Pilgrims Hospice opened its doors in January 2000, its goal was to help families, children and teens cope with the grief of a loved one who had either been diagnosed with or died from a terminal illness.

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Waiting for lunch

October 29, 2012

Children living in a squatters' area wait Sept. 21 for a free meal consisting of rice, chicken and vegetables.

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On faith's journey all can challenge darkness with light

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October 29, 2012

To some, it might seem odd that Pope Benedict has inaugurated a Year of Faith, a "year" that began Oct. 11 and will end Nov. 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King. "Why would one need a year of faith?" one might ask. "Either you have faith or you don't."

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Those who persevere in doing good will reap a harvest

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 29, 2012

There is a Norwegian proverb that reads: Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer. When I was a child in elementary school one of the stories assigned to us in our textbook for literature had that title and it told the story of a young boy who had fallen through the ice while skating and was left clinging, cold and alone, to the edge of the ice with no help in sight.

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Oh, to see we Christians as others see us

Ralph Himsl

October 29, 2012
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 4, 2011

Our parish has a longstanding refugee committee on which I have served. The expulsion of those who became known as "boat people" from Vietnam in 1979-80 stirred parishioners to offer help. "Form a committee," they said.

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