WCR This Week

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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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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Commons kills coercion bill

Rod Bruinooge

December 27, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — Roxanne’s Law may have gone down to defeat, but Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge sees signs a version of his anti-abortion coercion bill might succeed some day. more . . .

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Sr. of Charity celebrates 100th birthday in the East

Sr. Mary Ell

December 27, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Sister Mary Ell, a Sister of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, who lived more than 50 years in Alberta, celebrated her 100th birthday here Dec. 12. more . . .

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Archbishop invites women to join the CWL

December 27, 2010
 

Dear Sisters in Christ,

The month of January every year is marked by the members of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) as “membership month.” Its goal is to bring to the attention of Catholic women the nature and mission of the CWL in order to provide them with the information on which they might consider joining this organization. more . . .

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Apparitions typically met with skepticism — Laurentin

December 27, 2010
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — A newly expanded compendium of visions of the Virgin Mary shows how the very idea of such apparitions has been met with skepticism and preoccupation within the Church, from early Christian times to the present. more . . .

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Atheist ads ride the bus again

December 27, 2010
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — The new ad campaign from the atheist group behind last year’s “there’s probably no God” campaign suggests that Christ and Allah have the same credibility as UFOs, Big Foot, psychics, Zeus and homeopathy. more . . .

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True holiness wears a joyful face

December 20, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Agnes Bedard loves to sing. She sang at home as a child; she sang in the choir at church; she sang in high school; she sang her oral reports as provincial president of the CWL. And at Nothing More Beautiful Dec. 9, she twice burst into song with the congregation happily joining in. more . . .

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Canadian bishops’ Christmas message

December 20, 2010

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops — Christmas Message more . . .

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Fumoleau focuses on incarnational photography

December 20, 2010
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

What makes Father René Fumoleau’s photography worth looking at is just where the missionary priest from France took his photos. more . . .

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