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Power of prayer turns nightmares into blessings

Marg Kenny

March 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Marg Kenny believes in the power of prayer. And she should. So many times in her life prayer played such an important role, such as when her daughter and then herself were saved by the power of prayer.

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Permissive sexual attitudes corrupt

Pope Benedict

March 19, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Permissive attitudes toward sex, cohabitation before marriage and same-sex marriage can damage individuals and are harmful for society, Pope Benedict told a group of U.S. bishops at the Vatican.

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De Souza wants religion restored to its rightful place in Canada

Fr. Raymond de Souza

March 19, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Returning faith to the public square is a goal of the Convivium Project, launched by Cardus, Canada's leading Christian think tank.

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St. Clare Parish clothes, feeds, diapers needy babies

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March 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – Parishioners at St. Clare Parish are good stewards and it shows. Since Family Day, they have collected about $8,000 worth of baby items and food to help young mothers completing their high school at Edmonton Catholic Schools.

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Continuing Care centre honours sisters

March 19, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

RED DEER – This city's new 100-bed continuing care centre will be named Villa Marie to honour the Daughters of Wisdom, the order of sisters who founded Catholic education in Red Deer.

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'Bogus refugees' come to Canada for freedom and life

March 19, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Toronto – Vilmos Csikja, his wife Beata and their four children from Hungary are the kind of people Immigration Minister Jason Kenney calls "bogus refugees."

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Alta. Friars win the Briar

March 19, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

While Alberta may have come up short in the final of this year's Tim Hortons Brier, a foursome of Alberta priests captured the top prize at the distinguished Friars' Briar.

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Leading ecumenist speaks at local events

March 26, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – Leading ecumenist Sister Lorelei Fuchs, a Sister of the Atonement, will be in Edmonton March 26 to 29 for a series of speaking events and retreats.

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Men need to get out of the boat – evangelist

Curtis Martin

March 26, 2012
VIRGINIA BATTISTE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY – The great failure of men today is the same one shown in the Garden of Eden when Adam failed to stand up to the enemy of his soul and protect Eve from the wiles of Satan, says U.S. evangelist Curtis Martin.

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Nepal stole her heart, soul forever

Mary Martin

March 26, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Travelling from London to Nepal on the back of a truck in the early 1970s opened a new world for Mary Martin. She met many people and crossed many countries along the way. But she fell in love with Nepal and returned twice to the small south Asian nation to work among the poor.

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