WCR This Week

Vatican tries to speak so others listen

November 22, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — By Vatican standards, it’s a small revolution: A pontifical council is holding a major assembly without prepared speeches.

Participants in the Pontifical Council for Culture’s mid-November plenary meeting have been told to prepare for free discussion instead. more . . .

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Agriculture needs greater respect — pope

 

A father’s tears turn into a poetic healing

November 22, 2010
LAUREEN MCMAHON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER — When a traffic accident took the lives of two of their sons and left another son paralyzed two years ago, St. Francis of Assisi parishioners Geoff and Maria Moeller turned to their Catholic faith for solace.

The shock and disbelief surrounding such a major tragedy and the shattering of so many hopes and dreams is a parent’s worst nightmare come true. more . . .

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Our Lady Queen of Poland sings for 20 yrs.

November 15, 2010
ZYGMUNT CYNAR
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON – The Polish parish of Our Lady Queen of Poland on the south side of Edmonton is now 20 years old. This occasion was celebrated with a special Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Richard Smith, and a banquet on Oct. 23. more . . .

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Couple from Olds work for Rwandan reconciliation

November 15, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Anastaisie's parents, two brothers and a sister were all slaughtered in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Now, the man who killed them, after serving 14 years in jail, is building three chicken sheds for Anastaisie. more . . .

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Iraq killings spur Christians, Muslims to seek peace

November 15, 2010
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The slaughter of 57 Catholics in a Baghdad Church is having an effect opposite to that intended by the perpetrators, says the Canadian head of The Catholic Near East Welfare Association. more . . .

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Pope calls Spaniards to return to God

November 15, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Pope Benedict warned Spaniards that human dignity is threatened because of a belief that God is the enemy of human freedom.

During a two-day journey to a once-staunchly Catholic Spain, the pope sought to bolster and renew people's faith in God and convince an increasingly secular society that the Church wants dialogue, not confrontation. more . . .

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Keeping chaste keeps God's law, keeps STD's at bay

November 15, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

FORT SASKATCHEWAN – Unlike animals, humans can choose when, with whom and why to have sex.

Pam Stenzel, a renowned chastity educator from Minnesota, cautioned young people that God created sex with a boundary, and that boundary is marriage. more . . .

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Archbishop urges readers to complete readership survey

November 15, 2010
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As parishioners in the Archdiocese of Edmonton, you are eligible to have the Western Catholic Reporter delivered by mail each week to your home. As publisher of the WCR, I want to make sure that the newspaper serves you, the readers, in the best possible way. more . . .

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Chaput calls for 'Christianity of resistance'

November 15, 2010
STEVE WEATHERBE
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VICTORIA - Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver called on believers to "practise a Christianity of resistance" against forces that would deny religious believers a voice in public affairs. more . . .

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