Pope completes vol. 3 of book on Jesus

August 20, 2012

Pope Benedict has finished the third volume of his opus, Jesus of Nazareth, and perhaps also will publish an encyclical letter during the upcoming Year of Faith, said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state.

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Pro-Beijing bishop incurs excommunication

Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin

August 20, 2012

Chinese Father Joseph Yue Fusheng has been automatically excommunicated for allowing himself to be illicitly ordained a bishop despite repeated warnings from the Vatican.

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Gates spreading untruths about birth control – paper

Melinda Gates

August 20, 2012

Under the headline “birth control and disinformation,” the Vatican newspaper took to task Melinda Gates, wife of the Microsoft founder, who announced in early July that the couple’s foundation would give $560 million during the next eight years to increase women’s access to artificial contraception.

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Vatican boosts efforts at financial transparency

August 20, 2012

As the Vatican continues working to comply with international standards against money laundering and financing terrorism, it still needs to beef up internal inspection and supervisory powers, said a long-awaited report by European finance experts.

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New Auxiliary Bishop named for Edmonton

August 8, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Fr. Gregory Bittman as Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton. He will assist Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith, who is also President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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New Auxiliary Bishop named for Edmonton

July 18, 2012
JAY CHARLAND
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A new Auxiliary Bishop has been appointed for the Edmonton Archdiocese.

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Conference a feast of faith for 500 Catholic families

July 16, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Wanda and John Lazzari of Camrose took the advice of friends and spent the Canada Day weekend at the Catholic Family Life Conference.

"It has been an amazing weekend," Wanda said.

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Ordination a joy-filled celebration

July 16, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The congregation erupted in cheers and applause as Archbishop Richard Smith declared the young man ordained to the priesthood. "Father Miguel. It does have a nice ring to it, doesn't it?"

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Local Anglo-Catholics ready for union with Rome

July 16, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Six Anglicans from Edmonton want to join the Roman Catholic Church under special provisions handed down by the pope two years ago.

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St. Pius Parish mourns as church hosts its last Mass

July 16, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It was a gloomy Canada Day for most members of St. Pius X Parish in north Edmonton. While the country celebrated, they were mourning the closure of their 58-year-old parish.

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