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Syro-Malankara community greets its catholicos

Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos

September 9, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton's tiny Syro-Malankara Catholic community welcomed its global leader at an afternoon Mass Sept. 2 at St. Theresa Church.

Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, 54, visited St. Theresa's Parish, and celebrated Holy Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Greg Bittman, Ukrainian Bishop David Motiuk, as well as many priests from both rites.

Mary Molloy honoured with Kevin Carr leadership award

September 9, 2013
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Mary Molloy is this year's recipient of the 2013 Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award.

Molloy's contributions have been many – including those in her own parish, Catholic Women's League, and in the community in general.

Bro. Carlos followed the signs that led to the Franciscans

Bro. Carlos Ona

September 9, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Carlos Ona followed the signs. Now, at 38 and a Franciscan friar, Ona looks back and sees "there were so many signs God was directing me to this life. I just followed them."

Big bucks didn't satisfy, so scientist opted for poverty

Bro. Joachim Osterman

September 9, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It began simply enough. Joachim Ostermann "thought it would be a nice break" when his Vancouver parish said a retreat was being held at Westminster Abbey.

Quebecers show greater support for child care outside the home

September 9, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Quebecers have differing preferences on child care than the rest of Canadians, according to a new study by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC).

Veteran diplomat named Vatican's secretary of state

Archbishop Pietro Parolin

September 9, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Although Pope Francis has not hesitated to break with convention during his brief pontificate, in appointing a seasoned member of the diplomatic corps as the top Vatican official, he resumed a long-standing tradition.

Archbishop Smith's letter on Syria

September 9, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you know, in June of this year I announced that the bishops of Canada are calling on the Catholics of our country to support our brothers and sisters in Syria. The situation there is truly horrible, with well over a million refugees having fled to neighbouring countries and living now in terrible conditions.

Ethiopian CCODP projects reap rewards

September 9, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast returned from a July 30 to Aug. 8 visit to Ethiopia pleased with the positive response to projects funded by Canadian Catholics there.

Juno nominees met in music class at Toronto high school

Amanda Walther

September 9, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Before they were Juno nominees, Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther were classmates 15 years ago in Mr. Jatiouk's music room.

Catholic hip-hopper

September 9, 2013

Hip-hop singer Cory Larmour performs at St. Isaac Jogues Youth Conference in Wynantskill, N.Y., Aug. 10.