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Pope tells newspaper he wants to change the Church

October 7, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In his latest wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said that he aimed to make the Catholic Church less "Vatican-centric" and closer to the "people of God," as well as more socially conscious and open to modern culture.

Alta. bishops call for reflection on school trustees

October 7, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Catholics have a sacred obligation to make "an informed, moral choice" when voting for the trustees charged with governing Catholic schools, say the Alberta bishops.

Reflecting on the ministry of Catholic school trustee

Alberta-Bishops logo

October 7, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we prepare for our upcoming municipal elections, the Bishops of Alberta would like to offer a reflection on the importance of Catholic education and the ministry of a Catholic school trustee. Our intention in doing so is to encourage your participation in the electoral process and to offer considerations to guide your discernment of the appropriate candidate.

Once St. Angela's Church, now the Vietnamese parish

October 7, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

With their church in a state of disrepair, the members of Queen of Martyrs Parish decided that it was time to seek out a new building.

CPJ raising Christian voice for 50 Years

Joe Gunn

October 7, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Citizens for Public Justice is celebrating half a century of advocating Christian values to Parliament on issues of national importance.

Durocher takes the helm of CCCB

Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher

October 7, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Gatineau Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher has a passion for evangelization and faith education.

Trustee races underway for Catholic boards

October 7, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

On Oct. 21, in conjunction with the municipal elections, Albertans will also vote for their respective school board trustees.

As elected officials, trustees are responsible for overseeing and directing the operations of the school district. Serving four-year terms, trustees are elected by Catholic school taxpayers.

Cardinal urges bishops to pursue charity through local parishes

Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga

October 7, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADELE, QUE. – Charity or caritas needs to begin face-to-face, at the local parish level, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga told Canada's bishops Sept. 24.

Activist sister strove for peace, justice

Sr. Mary Alban Bouchard

October 7, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Sister Mary Alban Bouchard has been called a prophet in our midst and a courageous woman who dedicated her life to the cause of peace and social justice.

Local churches help make Edmonton a fairtrade city

Valantina Amaira

October 7, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Thanks to the support of community and faith groups, including Edmonton Catholic Schools and several parishes, Edmonton is now a Fairtrade city.

 
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