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Catholic students hear cries for help of Filipino children

December 9, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since most students at St. Hilda School are Filipino, they were devastated by the tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines.

Married priest follows in footsteps of Abraham

Michael Averyt

December 9, 2013
BRIAN MCLANE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

"It's awesome to think that somewhere in the bishop's office, here in Prince Albert, there is a paper in a correspondence folder, with my name on it, signed by Francis, bishop of Rome!"

Sr. Wendy explains Christian art for you

Sr. Wendy Beckett

December 9, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The first thing the Bible says about being human is that humans are an image. "Then God said, 'Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.'" We are a picture of God made by God.

Toronto Church helps priests adapt to Canadian way

Fr. Anthony Pizarro

December 9, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Shortly after arriving in Canada this summer from Hungary, Father Jeno Rigo pulled into a self-serve gas station to fill up his car. He studied the pump but, perplexed, was soon inside the station asking the attendant for help. When you are new to a country even the most mundane tasks can be challenging.

Last Sask. missionaries in Brazil to return home next summer

December 9, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Four remaining Brazil missionaries from the Diocese of Saskatoon will return home in the summer of 2014.

Sexualization of girls distorts childhood and society – report

December 9, 2013
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When one-third of a report's length is taken up with the citations used in producing it, you know it's been well researched.

African diocese offers refuge from rebels

December 9, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

More than 35,000 people are living on the 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, seeking protection from rebels who are targeting Christians, said the local bishop.

Archdiocese concludes jubilee, Year of Faith celebrations

Archbishop Richard Smith

December 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Year of Faith was launched on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

Its goal, proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, was to educate Catholics about basic Church teachings, strengthen their faith and inspire them to share it with others. Throughout the special year, Catholics everywhere were encouraged to participate in the Christian tradition of pilgrimage.

Vatican says climate change poses ethical challenge

Archbishop Celestino Migliore

December 2, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WARSAW, POLAND – Climate change represents an "ethical challenge to civilization," said the Vatican's lead representative to an international conference discussing the worldwide impact of climate change.

Biker priest of the North was avid hunter, storyteller

Fr. Francis Ebner, OMI

December 2, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Oblate Father Francis Ebner was known as the "motorcycle missionary" because he drove his Harley Davidson across the Northwest Territories to serve a string of remote towns, hamlets and villages.

 
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