WCR This Week

Catholic, United churches discuss marriage

January 31, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A Catholic Church and United Church of Canada dialogue group is preparing a joint-statement on marriage, despite their churches taking opposing sides in the same-sex marriage debate. more . . .

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The challenge of chastity

January 31, 2011

 

Living a life of chastity is an ongoing journey which requires both guidance and encouragement. In order to help young Catholics on this challenging journey, the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops would like to show its solidarity with them by providing some words of direction and support. more . . .

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Lloydminster school Mass launches new year

January 31, 2011
COLLINS KEDRON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

LLOYDMINSTER - "In this Mass to begin the year 2011 as you resume the school after a short break, we the priests and parishioners of St. Anthony's Parish, Lloydminster, wish to welcome you back with joy and pray that the Lord will continue to lead you through the directions of your teachers." more . . .

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Ont. schools use Catholic values to support gay students

January 31, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — Despite pressure from activists and media to establish gay-straight alliances in their schools, several Ontario Catholic school boards remain adamant that they will support gay students in ways that reflect Catholic values. more . . .

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St. Albert Parish: Fr. Lacombe launches 150th jubilee

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT — Father Albert Lacombe, the dynamic Oblate priest who devoted his life to helping the Metis and First Nations through smallpox, war, starvation and the arrival of European civilization, made a personal appearance Jan. 16 at St. Albert Church. more . . .

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John Paul II to be beatified May 1

Pope John Paul II

January 24, 2011
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession, clearing the way for the late pope's beatification on May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday. more . . .

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Sign of Hope raises $2,556,626

Jeananne Kirwin

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Catholic Social Services has once again surpassed its Sign of Hope campaign goal, this year raising a record $2,556,626. more . . .

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St. Angela’s first pastor was ‘the perplexing padre’

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Any written account of Father Joseph McGrane appears jumpy. That's because he lived such an eventful life, always pressing forward into something new, something unpredictable. more . . .

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Earthquake gives Haiti a clean slate

January 24, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

In 1983 Pope John Paul II put a scare into Haiti's rulers. The pope stepped off his Alitalia plane and, disdaining the red carpet, the banquet and all the pomp Haiti's royal household could muster, he kissed the ground and spoke directly to the people. more . . .

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Knights give coats to inner city kids

Knights of Columbus 3rd degree logo

January 24, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON — Knights of Columbus in Edmonton are helping to bring some warmth to children during the cold winter months. more . . .

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