WCR This Week

Bob Schmidt united faith and justice

Bob Schmidt

August 20, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bob Schmidt was a man of faith who dedicated a great part of his life to carrying out the social justice teaching of the Church.

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Parish offers a drink of cold water

August 20, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Edmonton – On Sunday, July 8 the Social Justice Ministry, the local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and JustFAITH ministry of St. Theresa's Parish rallied some of their resources and a few of their members to set up a cold water station, with tables and chairs in the shade, to offer some comfort and hospitality to people in the inner city.

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Kenney, bishops to meet face to face

August 20, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will address the annual Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) plenary in late September, offering an opportunity for frank dialogue on controversial issues.

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St. Mary's College to launch psychology major

August 20, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Calgary – St. Mary's University College has received approval to launch a four-year bachelor of arts degree in psychology.

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Ringing bells bring no joy to church's neighbours

August 20, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – Peace could be on the horizon, after a lengthy and heated battle between some folks in a Port Coquitlam neighbourhood and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish over the use of the parish's bell tower.

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New guardian of dogma committed to Catholic Identity

August 20, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In his discussions with controversial groups, the new head of the Vatican's doctrinal office says he will emphasize that being Catholic means believing what the Church teaches.

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Atheists challenge prayer at county council meeting

August 20, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

KIMBERLY, ONT. - Atheists are taking Ontario's Grey County to court to force county council to stop praying the Our Father at the start of meetings.

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Atomic anniversary

August 20, 2012

People carry the remains of a statue of Mary that survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as they march through the streets Aug. 9, the 67th anniversary of the bombing in Nagasaki, Japan.

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League returns to Edmonton roots

August 20, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

About 900 Catholic women from across Canada gathered at the Shaw Conference Centre Aug. 12-15 for the 92nd annual national convention of the Catholic Women's League of Canada.

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President lauds league's work fighting poverty, alleviating distress

August 20, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – CWL national president Velma Harasen says she is satisfied with the progress made by the league during her two-year mandate.

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