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Prayer is path to understanding God – pope

October 28, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – God's love and the salvation offered in Jesus cannot be understood using intelligence alone and, in fact, trying to make it all reasonable can make one crazy, Pope Francis said.

Feast of St. Luke

October 28, 2013

First-year medical students run while seniors spray them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition.

The reluctant vocation

Fr. Francis Mariappa

October 21, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Although his parents pledged when he was young that he would become a priest, Francis Mariappa wanted nothing to do with it.

Women called to service, not servitude – Francis

October 21, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis said women's "vocation and mission" today remain essentially connected to their capacity for motherhood, but warned against unjustly restricting their participation in the Church or civil society on that basis.

Bertone exits with praise for Benedict

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

October 21, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who as Vatican secretary of state drew rising criticism for failures of the Vatican bureaucracy he oversaw, stepped down Oct. 15.

Fr. Mike Mireau defies all odds

Fr. Mike Mireau

October 21, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Mike (Catfish) Mireau relates his current predicament to that of St. Thomas.

College president named to shepherd northern diocese

Bishop-elect Mark Hagemoen

October 21, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The president of two Vancouver colleges has been named bishop of the northern Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.

Bishops hear plea for strong marriage prep

October 21, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Good marriage preparation is a key element in helping couples deal with the many problems families face in today's society, representatives of four Eastern Canadian dioceses told the Canadian bishops at their recent plenary assembly.

St. Joseph icon a reminder of God's work

St. Joseph the Worker

October 21, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The jubilee icon of St. Joseph the Worker is now six months into its pilgrimage which will take it to every parish in the Edmonton Archdiocese before it comes home to rest a year from now.

Help youth fall in love with God

Sr. Maureen Sullivan

October 21, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Find a way to help young people fall in love with God, Sister Maureen Sullivan told the Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association annual conference Oct. 4.