WCR This Week

Pope Francis tells nuncios his view of a good bishop

Pope Francis

July 1, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Tracing the characteristics he wants to see in candidates to serve as bishops, Pope Francis said they must be "pastors who are close to their people, fathers and brothers, who are meek, patient and merciful."

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Quebec poised to legislate 'right to euthanasia'

June 24, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Pro-life and other groups joined forces to denounce a bill governing end-of-life care introduced by the Quebec government June 12 as a form of Belgian-style euthanasia.

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Families remember Dad with Fat Frank's jumbo hot dog

June 24, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

At Holy Cross Cemetery on Father's Day they offered a Fat Frank's jumbo hot dog with all the trimmings and a drink for free. There were few takers in the first 20 minutes as people didn't want to get wet.

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Scrap secularism, embrace real faith – the Good News

Eric Metaxas

June 24, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

An aggressive secular orthodoxy has created a cartoon version of the Christian faith said the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast here June 4.

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St. Vincent de Paul gathers provisions for northerners

June 24, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Vowing that no Canadian child would ever go hungry, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) has sent more than $200,000 worth of food and supplies to help hungry children in the Canadian Arctic.

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Hierarchy must rub shoulders with the people, says pope

June 24, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A news report that Pope Francis acknowledged the existence of a "gay lobby" inside the Vatican offers a sensational example of his unvarnished speaking style and a reminder of the challenge that style poses for the papacy in the age of digital communications and vanishing privacy.

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Poverty impacts health, ransacks health care system

June 24, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Medical Association wants parliamentarians to consider the role poverty plays in health outcomes as well as demands on the health care system.

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Ethicist challenges conventional views of human dignity

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy

June 24, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Several years ago, some friars decided to convert an old friary in northern New Jersey into an AIDS hospice.

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Wealth obscures power of God's word, says pope

June 24, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A Church that is rich and lacking in praise for the Lord is an old, lifeless Church that neglects the true treasure of God's free gift of grace and salvation, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Psychologist gives witness to the patient's point of view

Kathy Torpie

June 24, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Kathy Torpie has a dual perspective as both a health care professional and as a patient.

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