WCR This Week

Besieged Haitians want to go home

November 8, 2010
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A tent on a main drag through one of the largest tent camps in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is an ideal spot for Jocelin Benjanor's cell-phone-recharging business. Various phones rest, plugged in, on a table, and power cords hang from an outlet at the top of the tent. more . . .

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Teacher goes all out to combine fun with faith

November 8, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

LLOYDMINSTER – "I made a Bible scavenger hunt in our school. I selected common things in our school that most kids would know about, and then I typed those key nouns into www.BibleGateway.com and it gave me Scripture passages to go with it," said Ric Lucas, a teacher at Holy Rosary High School in Lloydminster. more . . .

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Catholic recording artist urges taking the long way to the summit

November 8, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Laurie Skreslet is the first Canadian to climb Mount Everest. His adventure took five years to plan, cost $3 million and used 27 tons of equipment. It took him more than four months of climbing to reach the summit. more . . .

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Redemptorists blitz diocese with the Good News

Fr. Ed Eherer

November 8, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Nearly 20 Redemptorist priests from across North America have descended on the Grouard-McLennan Archdiocese for an unprecedented program of faith renewal. more . . .

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Bishops must exercise life leadership

November 8, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada's bishops must exercise "real leadership" on life and family issues, London Bishop Ronald Fabbro told the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) annual plenary recently. more . . .

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Heaven gazers seek the answers hidden in the stars

November 8, 2010
REBECCA WARREN
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CAMROSE – When asking the big questions and being open to the mysteries of the universe, there may be none better than children or astronomers. more . . .

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Good health dependent on good social conditions

November 8, 2010
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Good health care depends on a community being able to provide meaningful employment, the eradication of poverty, safe and affordable housing, and adequate nutrition, says Sister Nuala Kenny. more . . .

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Rich-poor gap prompts bishops to call for anti-poverty strategy

November 8, 2010
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

OTTAWA - Canada's bishops are calling for the federal government to develop a national anti-poverty strategy.

"We invite Canadians today to join us in calling on our federal government to emulate the efforts of many provincial governments and develop a national anti-poverty strategy," the bishops said in an Oct. 15 letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. more . . .

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The Light of Life radiates pro-life vision

November 8, 2010
LAUREEN MCMAHON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - A religious vision which inspired a painting of the Madonna and Child is now available as a Christmas card celebrating the sanctity of life. more . . .

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Catholic studies enrich student teachers

November 8, 2010
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

LONDON, ONT. – For those who are worried about just how Catholic Ontario's Catholic teachers really are, fourth-year King's University College students Kasia Surowaniec and Nicole Denomy ought to ease any anxieties. more . . .

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