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Roller coaster ride of buying and selling sex

Michelle and Jared Brock

November 25, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

With the legalization of buying and selling sex soon to be decided by Canada's Supreme Court, a new documentary is taking Canadians to places where prostitution and sexual exploitation are either flourishing or dying off and asks why this is the case.

Episcopal ordination

November 25, 2013

A boy plays with toy cars as Pope Francis celebrates the episcopal ordination of Bishop Fernando Vergez

Local Filipinos anxiously await news from typhoon region

November 18, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Sobs broke through Jem Mella's conversation as he tried to tell what he knew was happening in the Leyte province after super typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines Nov. 8.

High River parish pulls together to build anew

November 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Local residents' lives were turned upside down following the devastating June flood in High River that drew national attention and forced the evacuation of the southern Alberta town.

Quebec bishops object to secularism charter

Archbishop Pierre-André Fournier

November 18, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

QUEBEC CITY – Quebec's Catholic bishops warn the Charter of Quebec Values could have "heavy consequences" and represents a "crucial" stage in history for the people of the province.

St. Vincent de Paul meets the needs of the city's poor

November 18, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Archbishop Richard Smith walked the Gospel talk Nov. 12 as he packed hampers and sorted household items at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's distribution centre.

Movie theatre chain blocks showing of Medjugorje film

November 18, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – A documentary about the alleged Medjugorje apparitions of the Virgin Mary has been so popular that Cineplex has suspended all future Canadian showings amid reports it is negotiating a traditional movie release.

Vatican cautions bishops on Medjugorje

Ivan Dragicevic

November 18, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – The Vatican ambassador to the United States has reminded U.S. Catholics that the Vatican has not recognized alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as authentic.

God has a path for each person – Jesuit

Fr. Vincent Braganza

November 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Vincent Braganza's uncle was studying for the priesthood, but died of jaundice before he was ever ordained. Since Braganza was born about the time of his uncle's death, he was given his uncle's name, with the expectation that he would someday become a priest.

Teachers step forward to improve religious education

November 18, 2013
SANDRA TALARICO
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - As director of the religious education program at Newman Theological College for the past four years, it has been a privilege and honour to work with the many dedicated and committed Catholic teachers who have graced the doors and classrooms of our building.

 
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