WCR This Week

Food bank volunteers ask to become obsolete

May 21, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There's only one union in Ontario demanding layoffs, willing to accept a wage freeze and hoping to be declared obsolete.

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CSS founder remembered as city renames park

Msgr. Bill Irwin

May 21, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Msgr. William Irwin lived downtown, in Edmonton's historic Oliver community, and cherished its natural beauty during many evening walks.

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Once an alcoholic, now he does God's work

Melvin Alyward

May 21, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Alcoholism plagued Melvin Alyward's upbringing. He grew up in Baie Verte, Nfld., one of 16 children in a poor Irish Catholic family. His family home was without running water, no lights and sometimes no food on the table.

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City's Church Street houses 13 churches

May 21, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – The city's 96th Street is notorious for its churches. In fact, it's called Church Street because, from Jasper Avenue north to 111th Avenue, it features a remarkable collection of 13 churches built between the start of the 20th century and the early 1970s.

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Author arms Christians with the facts

Michael Coren

May 21, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christianity is the central, most common and most thoroughly marginalized, obscured and misrepresented belief system in the opening years of the 21st century, says author and journalist Michael Coren.

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The Invitation to Eternal Life

May 21, 2012

At the celebration of the Eucharistic liturgy, after the priest has consecrated the bread and the chalice of wine, he genuflects in adoration and then proclaims "The mystery of faith" to which the people respond with a profession of faith. One popular acclamation is: "We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection until you come again."

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Africa a continent of hope, says Jesuit

May 21, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Africans still want the kind of genuine partnership with Canadians the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has fostered over the last four decades, said the provincial superior of the Jesuits in Eastern Africa.

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Pope John's aide cool to Fatima cult

May 21, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, is the occasion every year for millions of devotees to celebrate the apparition of Mary to three Portuguese peasant children in 1917 and to meditate on her call for repentance and conversion by the modern world.

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Children become disciples via the home

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The home is our most basic experience of Church, says theologian Richard Gaillardetz. It is, for Blessed John Paul II, "a school of following Christ."

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Red Deer St. Vincent de Paul Society reaches out to the poor

May 21, 2012
NICOLE ZIMMERMAN
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

RED DEER – The local executive of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has approved the purchase of a 2005 GMC cube van for the society.

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