Year of Faith, synod entrusted to Mary

October 15, 2012

During a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Pope Benedict formally entrusted to Mary the world Synod of Bishops and the Year of Faith.

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Pope John's opening speech sets the tone for a new direction

October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Blessed Pope John XXIII began his speech to open the Second Vatican Council on Oct. 11, 1962, many, perhaps most, of the bishops in St. Peter's Basilica expected to receive their marching orders for the council.

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Woodworth's motion exposed Canada's 'most vile, unjust law'

October 8, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Stephen Woodworth, the MP who challenged the law saying the unborn child is not a person, says while he is disappointed his motion to change that law failed to pass, his motion exposed "the most vile, most unjust law in Canada."

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CCODP, bishops working together, says Smith

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has reaffirmed its ongoing collaboration with Development and Peace (CCODP), walking a fine line between respecting its lay-run character and ensuring its Catholic identity.

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Sister shares her poignant life journey

Sr. Edith Elder

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After her retirement from teaching and full-time ministry, Sister Edith Elder facilitated monthly retreats in her home. Yet she sought something more to do with her extra time.

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Corpus Christi launches fundraiser

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Southeast Edmonton's spiraling population makes another Catholic church in the area not only a hope, but a necessity.

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Take the Gospel to your friends

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The New Evangelization has become Pope Benedict's focus as well as a central concern of the Edmonton Archdiocese, "which makes us wonder what was wrong with the other evangelization," said Basilian Father Thomas Rosica.

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Economist forecasts further suffering

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADELE, QUEBEC – The world is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Depression and "there is no miracle cure," a Montreal-based economist told Canadian bishops Sept. 25.

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Youth encouraged to make WYD pilgrimage to Brazil

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

So much could have gone wrong at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto.

The event was only months after the terror of 9/11, sex abuse scandals involving the Church were erupting, Pope John Paul II was very ill, and a garbage strike was looming in Toronto.

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Pope's butler 'feels guilty,' but claims he's innocent

Paolo Gabriele

October 8, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
AND CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Paolo Gabriele, the papal butler charged with stealing and leaking papal correspondence, said he is innocent of charges of aggravated theft, but "I feel guilty for having betrayed the trust the Holy Father placed in me."

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