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Catechists wave

October 7, 2013

People wave coloured cutouts after Pope Francis celebrated a Mass with catechists in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 29.

God spoke to her and saved her life

Maggie Wang

October 7, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Maggie Wang apologized to God as she stood at the side of the freeway. She awaited the transport trucks known to frequent the route near her home. That night, there was only one. And as she was about to jump, she heard a voice say, "There's more than this."

Francis seeks 'a new balance' in proclaiming the Gospel

Pope Francis

September 30, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a lengthy interview with an Italian Jesuit publication, Pope Francis has said the Church must avoid locking itself up in "small-minded rules" and must focus on the essentials of faith so it does not lose "the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel."

Music ministry must meet 5 needs

Dan Schutte

September 30, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hospitality is the core of music ministry, says Dan Schutte, the renowned American composer of Catholic liturgical music. "It's all about paying attention to the people and what they need."

Benedict challenges atheist, says he never hid abuse

Pope Benedict XVI

September 30, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In a letter to an atheist Italian mathematician, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended his own handling of allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by clergy and politely criticized the logician's total reliance on scientific facts for meaning.

Local Poles mark centennial of Holy Rosary Parish

September 30, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A century ago, in 1913, Holy Rosary Parish was built to serve the spiritual needs of Polish families coming to Edmonton.

Collaboration part of battling bullies

September 30, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) urges character formation both at home and in the schools to combat bullying.

Canadian bishops focus on those on the margins of society

Archbishop Richard Smith

September 30, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADÈLE, QUE. – Canada's Catholic bishops have responded to Pope Francis' call to minister to those on the periphery of society, while making efforts to ensure the Church herself is not marginalized.

Edmonton school board race draws 18 candidates

John Acheson

September 30, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The race to elect a new board of trustees for the Edmonton Catholic School Division is on with 18 candidates vying for seven seats in the Oct. 21 municipal election.

Click in for a digital fast food faith snack

Fr. John Bartunek

September 30, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

For people with an appetite for God who lack time in their day-to-day lives, Father John Bartunek's digital retreats might be the fast food of formation they need.

 
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