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Pope, Church leaders oppose military attack on Syria

September 9, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Pope Francis has called for a negotiated end to the civil war in the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

Teach about Jesus, Mireau says at Mass

Fr. Mike Mireau

September 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

"Our number one job is to teach that God loves us." That was the main message Father Mike Mireau gave staff of Edmonton Catholic Schools gathered at the Winspear Centre for their annual school opening Mass.

Landry's weekly blog introduces youth to the basics of faith

Mike Landry

September 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Young people spend hours a day on the Internet searching for answers and engaging with other people. That's why Mike Landry posts a weekly blog on the basics of the faith there too.

FCJs celebrate 125 years serving Alberta

Srs. Pat Halpin and Yvonne McKinnon

September 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As the Edmonton Catholic School Division marks its 125th anniversary this year, the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus are also marking 125 years of their arrival in Edmonton to teach in the system.

Syro-Malankara community greets its catholicos

Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos

September 9, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton's tiny Syro-Malankara Catholic community welcomed its global leader at an afternoon Mass Sept. 2 at St. Theresa Church.

Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, 54, visited St. Theresa's Parish, and celebrated Holy Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Greg Bittman, Ukrainian Bishop David Motiuk, as well as many priests from both rites.

Mary Molloy honoured with Kevin Carr leadership award

September 9, 2013
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Mary Molloy is this year's recipient of the 2013 Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award.

Molloy's contributions have been many – including those in her own parish, Catholic Women's League, and in the community in general.

Bro. Carlos followed the signs that led to the Franciscans

Bro. Carlos Ona

September 9, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Carlos Ona followed the signs. Now, at 38 and a Franciscan friar, Ona looks back and sees "there were so many signs God was directing me to this life. I just followed them."

Big bucks didn't satisfy, so scientist opted for poverty

Bro. Joachim Osterman

September 9, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It began simply enough. Joachim Ostermann "thought it would be a nice break" when his Vancouver parish said a retreat was being held at Westminster Abbey.

Quebecers show greater support for child care outside the home

September 9, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Quebecers have differing preferences on child care than the rest of Canadians, according to a new study by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC).

Veteran diplomat named Vatican's secretary of state

Archbishop Pietro Parolin

September 9, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Although Pope Francis has not hesitated to break with convention during his brief pontificate, in appointing a seasoned member of the diplomatic corps as the top Vatican official, he resumed a long-standing tradition.

 
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