WCR This Week

Cairo remembers

October 21, 2013

People enter the St. Simon monastery Oct. 9 to attend an event marking the second anniversary of the clashes in Cairo's Maspero Square.

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Pope wants Roman Curia to be an agency of service

October 14, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals are laying out plans to completely overhaul the Roman Curia, underlining its role of "service to the universal Church and the local churches," the Vatican spokesman said.

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Strip Church of its worldly spirit, says Francis

October 14, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ASSISI, ITALY – Making his first pilgrimage as pope to the birthplace of his papal namesake, Pope Francis called on the whole Church to imitate St. Francis of Assisi, embracing poverty and stripping itself of the "spirit of world."

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Open hearts hear former residential pupils' lasting pain

October 14, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Twenty-six priests, sisters, and lay people listened to tragic stories of former residential school students one-on-one and offered apologies on behalf of the Church for the crimes at the recent Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Vancouver.

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Minister portrays God's neighbourhood

October 14, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christians are called to create a new type of neighbourhood, one like that envisioned in the Gospel by John the Seer, says the Rev. Danielle James, leader of this year's Strathcona County Ecumenical Mission.

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Conversational style of the pope is making waves

October 14, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 answered a journalist's question about condom use by offering a nuanced reflection on the ethical complexities of a hypothetical case.

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Chatlain battles racism in the North

October 14, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas is taking steps to help curb the anti-aboriginal racism that is running rampant in northern Saskatchewan.

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Holocaust expert condemns papal silence in WW2

October 14, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Throughout the horrors of the Holocaust in Europe, many Catholics risked their lives to protect the Jews. Pope Pius XII, on the other hand, did little, if anything, says Holocaust expert Susan Zuccotti.

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Papal failure to speak in defence of Jews is a troubling legacy

October 14, 2013
JULIEN HAMMOND
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Dr. Susan Zuccotti did a fine job of presenting the complex legacy of the two popes who reigned during the period of the Second World War: Pius XI and Pius XII.

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Enrollment expands at St. Mary's College

October 14, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Mary's University College has become the post-secondary institution of choice for a growing number of Alberta Catholics.

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