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The Church we believe in is Holy

December 27, 2010
 

Jesus said to me; 'Be not afraid, I go before you always, come follow me and I will give you rest.'"

It was August 2004, Tuesday morning, in a hotel. I'm on a cot. My two elder sisters were on the beds — Joan Thielen from this basilica parish and my sister Shirley Valentine from Calgary. more . . .

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Handle resolutions, addictions with care

December 27, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — The New Year is a time for starting afresh and turning over a new leaf. When Jan. 1 rolls around, people resolve to better themselves. more . . .

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Vatican: Pope’s condom comments do not alter Church teaching

December 27, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict’s recent comments on condom use in AIDS prevention do not signify a change in the Church’s moral teaching or its pastoral practice, a note from the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation said. more . . .

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Newman course reveals pope’s intellect

December 27, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton — If you want to learn more about Pope Benedict, look to Newman Theological College.

Beginning in January, the college will offer a course on the history and theology of Joseph Ratzinger. more . . .

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Church must repair damage caused by clerical abuse

December 27, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — In response to the “unimaginable” scandal of clerical sex abuse against minors, the Church must reflect, repent, and do everything possible to rectify the injustices suffered by victims, said Pope Benedict. more . . .

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Pope deplores religious persecution

December 27, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Infringements on the freedom of religion threaten peace and security worldwide, Pope Benedict said in his message for World Peace Day. more . . .

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St. Joe’s College seeks replacement as Fr. Scott moves on

December 27, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After 13 years at the helm, Father Timothy Scott is stepping down as president of St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta, effective June 30, 2011. more . . .

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Ukrainian Eparchy embarks on 25-year pastoral plan

December 27, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton is embarking on a long-term plan to renew the Church and pass on the faith to future generations.

The 25-year pastoral plan is based on three simple pillars — to know, love and serve God — and places heavy emphasis on lay formation and service. more . . .

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Readers give strong response to WCR Survey

December 27, 2010
RON BAIER
WCR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The WCR Revisioning Survey received a remarkable response, for which we thank you. The final data set included 1,831 different surveys. This is several times more than would be expected for a study of this kind, and we are very grateful. more . . .

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Marc Barylo is the 2010 winner of the WCR’s Worker in the Vineyard Award.

December 27, 2010
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Tim Spelliscy volunteers alongside Marc Barylo and marvels, "He works and works and works and always wants to sit in the background. He is not just a hard worker and high achiever, he is humble." more . . .

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