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The Family: Apprenticeship for the Apostolate

November 19, 2012
Following is Archbishop Richard Smith's catechetical presentation at the Nov. 1 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

With our opening session this evening, we embark on our fifth and final year of Nothing More Beautiful. I would like us to understand these coming months as not an end but a beginning, a sending forth, a launching out into the deep waters of our day, just as Blessed Pope John Paul II called us to do on the eve of the millennium.

New Coptic pope

November 19, 2012

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, the newly chosen patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, conducts an interview at the Wadi Natrun Monastery in Cairo Nov. 5.

Hundreds come forward to witness for human life

April Madden

November 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hundreds of people in the Edmonton region took the time to make a difference in the struggle against abortion during the past 40 days.

Bishops restate support for CCODP`s foreign aid

Archbishop Richard Smith

November 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Catholics are urged to make foreign aid a top priority as the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace launches its fall education campaign.

Laity have a mighty calling

November 12, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Church needs to put a greater priority on the role of the laity to transform the world, Archbishop Richard Smith said Nov. 1.

Hobbema pilgrims moved by Kateri`s canonization

Fr. Marc Cramer

November 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Attending the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha last month was a profound spiritual experience for the pastor of Wetaskiwin and Hobbema and a group of his aboriginal parishioners.

Family plays a key role in crime prevention, bishop tells Interpol

November 12, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The absolute frontline in the prevention of crime is the family, a top Vatican official told members of Interpol, the international police organization.

Church seeks balance in interfaith talks

Lebanese Sheik Abdul Amir Qabalan

November 12, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council launched a new Catholic commitment to interreligious dialogue, work continues on clarifying the Church's attitudes toward other religions.

Alta. francophones see sainthood as path to better world

Michèle Boulva

November 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

We are all called to be saints, which means being and acting like Christ, according to Michèle Boulva, director of the Ottawa-based Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF).

Beaumont Catholics begin building their first Catholic school

November 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

BEAUMONT – About six years ago, parishioners from St. Vital Parish in Beaumont asked about bringing Catholic education to their community.