WCR This Week

Oblate served years as public health nurse

Logo - Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate

January 17, 2011
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Patricia Sirois was one of the first members of the secular institute Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and served for decades as a public health nurse in many parts of Alberta. She died Dec. 27 at age 93. more . . .

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Rozmahel served parishes, Our Lady of Victory Camp

Fr. Ted Rozmahel

January 17, 2011
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

VIKING – Father Ted Rozmahel, a priest of the Edmonton Archdiocese for 50 years, died here Jan. 3. He was 79. more . . .

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School districts, Newman stimulate leadership

January 17, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON — A new leadership development program for Catholic teachers is set to open under a partnership between St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division, Evergreen Catholic School Division and Newman Theological College.more . . .

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Quebec imposes religious restrictions on preschoolers

January 17, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

MONTREAL — Quebec's new policy concerning religious daycares imposes the state's ideological approach to religion, according to a Catholic parents' group. more . . .

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Pope begins 2011 with call for religious freedom

January 3, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Opening 2011 with a strong call for religious liberty, Pope Benedict condemned deadly attacks against Christians and announced a new interfaith meeting next fall in Assisi, Italy. more . . .

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Marc Barylo is the 2010 winner of the WCR’s Worker in the Vineyard Award.

December 27, 2010
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Tim Spelliscy volunteers alongside Marc Barylo and marvels, "He works and works and works and always wants to sit in the background. He is not just a hard worker and high achiever, he is humble." more . . .

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Readers give strong response to WCR Survey

December 27, 2010
RON BAIER
WCR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The WCR Revisioning Survey received a remarkable response, for which we thank you. The final data set included 1,831 different surveys. This is several times more than would be expected for a study of this kind, and we are very grateful. more . . .

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Ukrainian Eparchy embarks on 25-year pastoral plan

December 27, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton is embarking on a long-term plan to renew the Church and pass on the faith to future generations.

The 25-year pastoral plan is based on three simple pillars — to know, love and serve God — and places heavy emphasis on lay formation and service. more . . .

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St. Joe’s College seeks replacement as Fr. Scott moves on

December 27, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After 13 years at the helm, Father Timothy Scott is stepping down as president of St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta, effective June 30, 2011. more . . .

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Pope deplores religious persecution

December 27, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Infringements on the freedom of religion threaten peace and security worldwide, Pope Benedict said in his message for World Peace Day. more . . .

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