WCR This Week

Rabbi welcomes Christians to Seder at the synagogue

April 9, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Christians, the Passover Seder meal is a way not only to connect with the roots of their own religion, but also to see how ancient practices still pertain to modern Christianity.

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Pros move off streets, into brothels

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Now that Ontario's highest court has found most laws surrounding prostitution in Canada are unconstitutional, people on all sides of the debate are urging Parliament to act.

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Sex trade survivor calls prostitution 'paid rape, child abuse'

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Legalizing prostitution won't make women safer, a sex-trade survivor told about 200 women and 20 men at a one-day conference on human trafficking.

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Eucharistic adoration lets us be with Jesus

Sr. Gilberte Baril

April 9, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

During Eucharistic Adoration we come into communion with the Lord, who helps us become like him, says Sister Gilberte Baril, a Dominican Missionary Adorer from Quebec City.

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The Star of the North retires

Sandy Prather

April 9, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Sandy Prather being the director of the Star of the North Retreat House in St. Albert "is like running a small hotel, only with God at the centre."

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Prayer sustains at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

April 9, 2012
JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

As Easter approaches, it can be a daunting task to find a quiet moment of contemplation at any of Jerusalem's holy sites, but it is especially so at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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Canadian Anglicans to unite with Rome

April 9, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – On Divine Mercy Sunday April 15, two bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) – Bishop Peter Wilkinson in Victoria, and Bishop Carl Reid in Ottawa - will lead their clergy and people into the Catholic Church.

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Politics fingered in CCODP cuts – experts

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Canada's bishops are asking the government to explain a 68 per cent cut in CIDA funding to Development and Peace, but development experts and opposition politicians are offering explanations the bishops are unlikely to hear from the government.

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Cuba needs religious freedom

April 9, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In his largest event during his three-day trip to Cuba, Pope Benedict pulled no punches and called for full religious freedom and greater respect for human rights on the island.

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Traditional African religions remain attractive to Cubans

April 9, 2012
WALLICE DE LA VEGA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA – In this Caribbean nation of 11.3 million, one of the greatest challenges to Catholic evangelization comes from Cubans who practise traditional African religions.

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