Men religious support nuns facing Vatican scrutiny

June 18, 2012

As the top officials of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious prepared to meet in Rome with the head of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, they received messages of support from the executive committee of the Congregation of Major Superiors of Men and the heads of seven Franciscan provinces in the U.S.

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Sundays must be a day of rest – pope

June 18, 2012

The demands of work can't bully people out of needed time off, Pope Benedict said.

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Benedict congratulates Queen Elizabeth

June 18, 2012

In her 60-year reign, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has offered the world an inspiring example of Christian leadership and dedication to duty, Pope Benedict said in a message to the monarch.

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New Mass settings disappoint parishioners

June 18, 2012

When the revised English Mass was talked about in the sermons or in the WCR, it was with the idea that the Church was going to give a version closer to the Latin that I grew up with.

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CCODP appeals for help in African emergency

June 18, 2012

Development and Peace is making an emergency appeal, warning that the Sahel region of Africa is facing catastrophic food shortages after erratic weather has caused the failure of crops. In addition, rising food costs have made it increasingly difficult for families to access food.

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Give a positive view of residential schools

June 18, 2012

I was somewhat surprised and saddened by the opening paragraphs of the article by Michael Swan (WCR June 11) on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

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Diaconal ordinations 'a happy moment' for local church

June 11, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a moving celebration at St. Joseph's Basilica, Archbishop Richard Smith ordained four married men to the permanent diaconate June 2.

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Native people seek understanding from the Canadian majority

June 11, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The bitter history of Canada's attempt to wipe out aboriginal culture through a system of Church-run schools has come to Canada's largest and most invisible native community – and its biggest city.

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Parish workers urged to show compassion

Dr. Margaret Clark

June 11, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Parish workers, including pastoral assistants, parish secretaries and cooks, are drawn together by "a commitment to caring in the spirit of Jesus Christ," said Dr. Margaret Clark.

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Catholics step in to lend a hammer

June 11, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Donning hardhat, goggles and steel-toed boots, Catholic Pastoral Centre staff have been hard at work assisting Habitat for Humanity build affordable housing units for low-income Edmontonians.

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