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Christian voices unite in singing and Taizé Prayer

September 16, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It is Sunday evening and about 60 people from various Christian churches have gathered at Assumption Church, 9040-95 Ave., to sing the meditative prayers and chants known as Taizé prayer.

Foundation's director passionate about children

Kathleen Moony

September 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Kathleen Mooney knows what happens when good programs in schools run out of money. Students on the edge can no longer find help and many drop out of school.

Gangster's conversion led to love of neighbour

September 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

John Pridmore, author of From Gangland to Promised Land, grew up in London's east end, and turned to crime at an early age. At 10, his parents divorced. He began stealing at 13, was placed in a youth detention centre at 15 and was in prison by 19.

Bishops' plenary to examine charity

Archbishop Richard Smith

September 16, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Caritas, or charity, both at home and abroad is the theme of this year's annual plenary of Canada's Catholic bishops Sept. 23-27 in Sainte-Adele, Que., says Msgr. Patrick Powers.

Native women murdered or missing, children forgotten

September 16, 2013
ANDRÉA LEDDING
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Gladys Radek is walking across Canada with her Tear4Justice companions on behalf of missing and murdered women, visiting communities and carrying their stories with her as she goes.

New Beginnings CD raises money for Haiti

New Beginnings

September 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

NEW YORK – New Beginnings, an international musical collaboration of mainly youth, is channeling its artistic power to provide homeless families in Haiti with housing and real-life new beginnings.

Saskatoon cathedral glass shines a green light

Holy Family Cathedral

September 16, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When the Catholics of Saskatoon gather under the sign of the cross at their new cathedral they will have both science and art to thank.

Fr. Lacombe's dream honoured in planned care centre

Proposed Providence Care Centre

September 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

CALGARY – Father Albert Lacombe was known for many achievements.

The French-Canadian missionary evangelized the Cree. He founded schools throughout the West. He also negotiated construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through Blackfoot territory.

University chaplains strive to keep students' faith living and active

September 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – First-year students have descended on universities and colleges to begin the new school year, and Catholic campus chaplaincies are ready to keep them engaged in the faith.

Military strikes on Syria unjustified, says Vatican's United Nations rep

September 16, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NEW YORK – Military strikes on Syria are unjustified, said the Vatican nuncio to the United Nations.

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt said any military strike will create a far larger humanitarian disaster for people already suffering from hunger, displacement and critical lack of medical care.

 
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