WCR This Week

Francis and Vatican II

April 22, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The election of Pope Francis marks a new phase in the Catholic Church's process of fully understanding, responding to and living out the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, said Cardinal Walter Kasper.

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True Christians try to think like Christ, act like him, love like him, says pope

April 22, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Christian isn't a person who simply follows some commandments, but is a person who tries to think like Christ, "act like him, love like him," Pope Francis said at his April 10 weekly general audience.

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L. American bishops tell of their respect for Bergoglio

April 22, 2013
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

LIMA, PERU – In his first weeks as head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has echoed many of the concerns that he and fellow prelates raised in a conference of Latin American bishops six years ago.

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Francis' vision of a humble Church

April 22, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Each member of the Church has a role in the community and society, and responsibilities that require specific preparation and particular characteristics, according to Pope Francis.

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The Jesuits

April 22, 2013

An overview of the Jesuit order.

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Social conservatives growing frustrated with federal Tories

April 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Many social conservatives, especially the new leaders of the pro-life movement, are openly considering punishing the Conservatives for quashing gendercide Motion 408.

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Most Canadians remain open to religion, says Bibby

Reginald Bibby

April 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Demographic changes, attitudinal shifts and the rise of women in the workforce are among the trends impacting religious practice in Canada, says Reginald Bibby.

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Engaged at Vigil

April 22, 2013

Patrizia Piredda and Nicola Medas are pictured moments after becoming engaged in St. Peter's Square.

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St. Vincent de Paul president grew up amidst poverty

April 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Jean-Noel Cormier got his first glimpse of poverty – and a desire to help – in his childhood in Bouctouche, N.B.

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God's blacksmith draws closer to sainthood

Br. Anthony Kowalczyk

April 15, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Brother Anthony Kowalczyk, an Oblate who spent much of his life in prayer and service in Edmonton and is buried in St. Albert, is just a miracle away from being beatified.

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