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New retreat house director has deep Alberta roots

Lucie Leduc

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – Lucie Leduc has come full circle.

Born and raised in nearby Morinville, she has spent the last 14 years in Saskatoon. Now she has returned to Alberta, taking over as the director of the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert.

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Father of suicide son pleads for general anti-bullying bill

Allan Hubley

June 4, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The father of suicide victim Jamie Hubley made an emotional plea May 22 at an Ontario government social policy committee hearing that legislators adopt an anti-bullying bill that does not single out any group for special treatment.

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Collins blasts Ont. anti-bullying bill

Cardinal Thomas Collins

June 4, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

TORONTO - Cardinal Thomas Collins has strongly criticized Ontario legislation that gives special status to homosexual students in an effort to halt bullying in the province's schools.

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Faith-filled family gave birth to Irizar's priestly vocation

Deacon Miguel Irizar

June 4, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Who said dreams don't come true? In a few weeks, Miguel Irizar will fulfill his biggest dream ever – becoming a priest for the Edmonton Archdiocese.

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Take Catholicism's wisdom out into the world

June 11, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In five speeches over a period of six months, Pope Benedict warned visiting U.S. bishops of the threats that an increasingly secularized society poses to the Catholic Church in America.

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Divine Festival

June 11, 2012

Musicians take part in a parade during the Festa do Divino, or Festival of the Divine, in Sao Luiz do Paraitinga, Brazil, May 27.

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Tales of 4 Deacons: Deacon Rollie Comeau

June 11, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Ronald (Rollie) Comeau always knew God expected more of him. He just didn't know what it was. When he thought God might have been calling him to the priesthood, he met his wife Joanne.

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Tales of 4 Deacons: Deacon Carlos Lara

June 11, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

According to Carlos Lara, everybody has a calling from God. The Holy Spirit has allowed him to not only understand his call but to act upon it. On June 2 he answered the call and was ordained a deacon at St. Joseph's Basilica.

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Tales of 4 Deacons: Deacon Wesley Turton

June 11, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Some men entering the diaconate receive clear signs or hear a dramatic call. Wesley Turton's experience was not as noteworthy.

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Tales of 4 Deacons: Deacon Randall Abele

June 11, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Dr. Randall Abele, one of four recently ordained permanent deacons in Edmonton, never felt rushed by God in his vocation.

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