Jesus' Ascension confirms our belief in him.

Maria Kozakiewicz

May 14, 2012
Ascension of the Lord
May 20, 2012

The Ascension, understood in terms of human chronology and human understanding, ends the story of Jesus' life on earth, that life which begins with the joy of Nativity. How far we have travelled from the innocence of the crib, the angels and the shepherds singing together.

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Organize, rally, fight for CCODP funding

Joe Gunn

May 14, 2012

Ouch! The federal cuts to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, the official international development agency of the Catholic Church in our country, really hurt.

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Caritas reform has major implications for life of the Church

Fr. Raymond de Souza

May 14, 2012

Much of the recent news from Rome deals with matters that, though important, will have minimal effect on the life of the Church as a whole.

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Science proves life begins at conception

Mark Pickup

May 14, 2012

Some topics keep coming up for discussion. Irrefutable evidence can be presented to settle the issue but it may not be what people want to hear. They may ignore the evidence or decry it.

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Seminary, Newman get new rector, president

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The leadership of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College is changing hands. Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has appointed two seasoned priests as seminary rector and college president.

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Vatican increases oversight of development group

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

May 14, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Vatican decree has established new statutes and norms for Caritas Internationalis, giving Vatican offices greater authority over the work of the umbrella group of Catholic aid agencies.

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His quiet direction served CSS well

Christopher Leung

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Catholic Social Services, CEO Christopher Leung is calling it quits.

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Northern bishop honoured for spreading the Gospel

Archbishop Peter Sutton

May 14, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – If it hadn't been for Catholic Missions in Canada, many northern missions would not have survived, said Archbishop emeritus Peter Sutton of Keewatin-Le Pas.

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Swiss Guards look to Facebook for new recruits

May 14, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In an effort to boost recruitments through more modern methods of outreach, the Pontifical Swiss Guard has opened a page on Facebook.

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Recovery house guided her to the Church after years of abuse

May 14, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – In 2008 Sarah sat in her jail cell in despair. She had been arrested after committing a number of crimes and abusing drugs. She prayed for help and God answered.

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