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Weisgerber honoured with Order of Canada

Archbishop James Weisgerber

January 20, 2014
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

While on the verge of laying down his title as archbishop of Winnipeg, James Weisgerber picked up a new title: Officer of the Order of Canada.

Vancouver priest launches his northern adventure

Bishop Mark Hagemoen

January 20, 2014
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

An adventurous and dedicated priest has become the new shepherd of one of the largest and northernmost dioceses in the world.

Church of the North has unique challenges

January 20, 2014
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

YELLOWKNIFE – With slightly more than 20,000 Catholics spread across 1.5 million square kilometres of frozen land, the Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese poses unique challenges for its new bishop.

Workshop seeks halt to arms flow to Syria

January 20, 2014
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Vatican study group is urging world leaders to stop the flow of arms into Syria and to press for an immediate and complete ceasefire there with no political preconditions.

Canada's bishops maintain opposition to prostitution

January 20, 2014
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Canada's Catholic bishops will maintain their opposition to prostitution despite the Supreme Court of Canada's Dec. 20 ruling striking down Canada's prostitution laws.

Seminarian put hand to the plough, did not look back

Fr. Jaya Rajan

January 20, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Jaya Rajan, a 32-year-old Pallottine priest, came to know Jesus as his personal saviour in childhood. So when the opportunity to serve the Lord as a priest presented itself, he jumped at it.

Pope Francis shows a new way to be pro-life

Pope Francis

January 20, 2014
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

On the morning of Jan. 25, 2013, participants in the Washington, D.C., March for Life received an unexpected boost in the form of a Twitter message from Pope Benedict XVI.

Local ecumenical scene is booming, says Hammond

January 20, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Ecumenism, the movement promoting unity among Christian churches, has been largely successful, says the director of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Edmonton Archdiocese.

The link between Mary and Eve

The face of Mary

January 20, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Even today, many statues of the Virgin Mary in the Western Church portray her standing on a snake. This portrayal of Mary stems from an early mistranslation of Genesis 3.15 into Latin which describes "the woman" as crushing the serpent's head.

Tech savvy students design website for St. Maria Goretti

December 23, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Students at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic High School in Spruce Grove have come to the rescue of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Devon and its desire for a parish website.