WCR This Week

School reaches out to Attawapiskat

March 12, 2012
BRENDA STEWART
CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There is the poverty, the high cost of food, lack of clean water and acceptable housing, the lack of concern for the people's wellbeing, the high rate of disease and of course the whole situation around the school.

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St. Al's in the 'hood' gets neighbourly

Fr. Bob Kasun

March 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton's 118th Avenue is one of the city's oldest streets, with a reputation for being one of its toughest neighbourhoods.

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St. Albert hockey marathon funds Nicaraguan mission

March 12, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

St. Albert – This spring Archbishop Richard Smith will go to Nicaragua to visit the people and to see projects funded by Roots of Change Foundation and administered by FUNDACCO, its partner-organization in Nicaragua.

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Fighting infertility takes back seat to promoting in vitro

March 12, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Resources and time that could have been used to prevent and treat infertility have been used instead to promote and perfect in vitro fertilization, a U.S. physician told a Vatican audience.

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Thinkfast opens hearts to global poverty

Christina Kruszewski

March 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Every year in Lent, a group of students at J.H. Picard School goes hungry for a day to show solidarity with the poor of the developing world and to raise funds for development.

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Women need influence, Vatican tells UN

March 12, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

UNITED NATIONS – Women around the world, particularly rural women who face poverty and hunger, should be allowed to influence decisions that affect the lives of families, a Vatican official told the United Nations.

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Christians want prostitution abolished

Julia Beazley

March 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

As a battle over Canada's prostitution laws wends its way through the courts, some Christian groups are campaigning to abolish prostitution.

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Prof sketches link between prophets and Alta. economy

March 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A boy has a sandbox filled with about seven cubic yards of sand. With a toy tractor, he can easily shift all of the sand to one corner. After awhile, however, he does not have a sandbox anymore – he just has a hole in the ground. His sandbox has limits.

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Bishops, theologians urged to work in harmony

March 12, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Theologians and bishops have complementary roles in furthering understanding of the Catholic faith, says a new report from a Vatican panel of theological advisers.

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Catechumens ready to enter Church with Easter sacraments

March 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Matthew Kellert was elated at the opportunity to meet Archbishop Richard Smith and shake his hand. "It was a great moment for me; I was really happy," said the 29-year-old man, his wife Shaleen by his side.

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