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Much-beloved Fr. Johnson goes to his eternal reward

Fr. Jacques Johnson

May 13, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – When asked to describe Oblate Father Jacques Johnson, the words beloved, likeable and sociable spring to mind.

Migration shapes culture, stirs conflict – theologian

Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christian theology today must take into account realities such as the increase in global migration that result from the end of colonialism, says a Presbyterian theologian.

Ecumenical conference unites students

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – For 60 years, the Canadian Theological Students Association has been drawing together those studying in preparation for ministry in a cross-section of Canadian churches.

Pornography addicts must retrain brain

May 13, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In our highly sexualized culture "sexual immorality is running rampant" with literally millions of people struggling with porn and sexual addictions daily, say Bruce and Jennie Hannemann.

Vision TV tackles religious persecution in War on Faith series

May 13, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Religious persecution, whether by mob violence, popular prejudice or state-imposed restrictions on religious practice, is significant in 163 countries, with Christianity being the number one target.

Catholic therapists accept importance, reality of faith

Dr. Theresa Zolner

May 13, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The psychologist needs to understand who you are and where you come from in order to deliver competent services, maintains Dr. Theresa Zolner, a clinical researcher and professor of psychology in Edmonton.

Cardinal critiques lack of dialogue

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz

May 13, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The revision of the statutes of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious must be accompanied with a real dialogue, which has been missing from the process, said the head of the Vatican congregation responsible for religious orders.

Don't dialogue with the devil, says pope

Pope Francis

May 13, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Dialogue doesn't work with the devil; the only defence is the word of God, humility and meekness, especially in response to his works of hatred and persecution, Pope Francis said.

Benedict XVI returns to the Vatican

May 13, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – For the first time in history, the Vatican is home to a pope and a retired pope.

Sister serves Innu in remote Labrador

Sr. Sheila Fortune

May 13, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When Oblates missionaries found an Innu community in the isolated interior of Labrador in 1857, they were shocked to hear the rosary being recited, said Sister Sheila Fortune, a sister of St. Joseph.