WCR This Week

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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Clang those expensive prison doors shut

Lorraine Berzins

November 8, 2010
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG - Canada is about to spend billions of dollars on more prisons for all the wrong reasons, says the community chair of justice for the Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC). more . . .

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Catholic Schools stymied by Israel

November 8, 2010
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

RENEH, ISRAEL – The Latin Patriarchate School in Reneh, in Galilee, is an exception to the rule, said Father Elias Odeh, its director.

The school is so crowded it must educate its younger and older students in separate shifts, he said. more . . .

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Abuse survivors take concerns to Vatican

November 8, 2010
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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VATICAN CITY – Gary Bergeron and Paola Leerschool, who had hoped to observe a moment of silence in St. Peter's Square with a large group of sex abuse survivors and their supporters, ended up walking to the Vatican alone, leaving letters for Pope Benedict and a small pile of stones to show survivors they had been there. more . . .

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Militant attack on Baghdad cathedral leaves dozens dead

November 1, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A deadly militant siege of a Catholic cathedral in Baghdad, Iraq, was a "savage" act of "absurd violence," Pope Benedict said.

The pope urged international and national authorities and all people of good will to work together to end the "heinous episodes of violence that continue to ravage the people of the Middle East."

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