WCR This Week

WANTED A few good holy men

October 18, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Canada's new apostolic nuncio is looking for holy men to fill the many episcopal offices that will become vacant in the next few years, especially in Quebec.

Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana, who arrived in Canada last February, is not looking for a person who can do everything, "because that is impossible. more . . .

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Peace reigns as archdiocese, school board seek end to casino funding

Edmonton Catholic Schools Logo

October 18, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Edmonton Catholic Schools and Archbishop Richard Smith are working together to end casino funding for education, says the chair of the school board.

"There is no war developing. There never has been a war developing between us and the archbishop," Debbie Engel said in an Oct. 8 interview. more . . .

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Pope names 24 new cardinals, including two from US

October 20, 2010
WCR NEWS SERVICES

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict named 24 new cardinals Oct. 20, including 10 Italians and four Africans.

The appointments bolster the strength of the Vatican Curia within the College of Cardinals. Many of the Italians to receive the red hat hold curial offices that are traditionally occupied by cardinals.

No Canadians were among those named Oct. 20, dousing speculation that Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins, former archbishop of Edmonton, would be named a cardinal. more . . .

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Broken leg led Stelmach to see power of Catholic health care

Premier Ed Stelmach

October 18, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Premier Ed Stelmach praised the work of Covenant Health and hinted his government may shape new health care legislation on some of the values this Catholic organization embraces.

Speaking at the annual meeting of Covenant Health at Westin Hotel Oct. 5, Stelmach said his government would soon introduce new health care legislation "that is going to put our patients first." more . . .

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Psalms echo truth for our daily lives

October 18, 2010
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – The psalms evoke the reality of the human condition and echo with truth for our daily lives, says Gisele Bauche.

"The psalms touch the core of our being," Bauche said Sept. 27 at a session on Exploring Our Faith.

The Book of Psalms forms the "heart of the Bible," Bauche said, both in its location at the Bible's centre, and in its over-arching content. more . . .

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Historic roots of Alberta's health care revered, remembered

October 18, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
ORGANIZATION

EDMONTON – Covenant Health bears witness to the words God spoke to Abraham – "I will be there for you," says the archbishop of Edmonton.

God's covenant of love calls us to live lives of justice, mercy, tenderness and compassion, Archbishop Richard Smith said at the annual meeting of Covenant Health Oct. 5. more . . .

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Covenant Health reaches out to seniors

Patrick Dumelie

October 18, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Covenant Health, Canada's largest Catholic provider of health care, continues to expand.

In addition to opening a new facility for seniors in Edmonton, Covenant Health plans to open similar facilities in Killam, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Calgary. more . . .

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Mid-East church called to stronger sense of mission

October 18, 2010
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The survival of the Christian communities in the Middle East is threatened by violence and political repression, but also by the churches themselves. more . . .

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New Mass translation strives to fill 'the hunger for faith'

October 11, 2010

Fr. Geoffrey Angeles

GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – Within the next few years English-speaking Canadian Catholics will celebrate the Mass with "a heightened language that focuses on transcendence," says a Manitoba pastor.

Father Geoffrey Angeles says he hopes the new Roman Missal touches "the hunger for faith" among Catholics.

"More and more we are meeting people who are looking for meaning in all the wrong places when the meaning is right in front of us," said Angeles, a liturgical composer and priest of the Winnipeg Archdiocese. more . . .

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Edmonton Catholic School Trustee Candidates

October 11, 2010 WARD 71 Becky Kallal It has been a privilege to represent Catholic voters as a trustee on the Edmonton Catholic School Board for the past term. There are many issues in education today and in Catholic education specifically, and I have worked hard to learn about as many as possible, bring attention to them, and advocate for solutions to them. Certainly, more work needs to be done. In a society that is becoming ever more secular, it is difficult to raise a child who has a true moral and spiritual compass. Parents who send their children to Catholic schools need to be confident that the values and beliefs that their children are receiving at school support those that they are trying to nurture at home. We cannot allow secularization to compromise our ability to contribute to the spiritual and moral formation of our students, while at the same time providing them with a quality education that prepares them for life in the 21st century. Catholics need to remain vigilant in order to reta ...

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