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Pro-lifers split over Mulroney abortion bill

November 25, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Cabinet documents from the Mulroney era in the run-up to the last attempt to pass a law restricting abortion reveal the deep tensions of the time, says The Canadian Press.

Catholic schools kept chaplains despite cutbacks

Kim Breault

November 25, 2013
PATTI LIOGIER
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

What is a chaplain and what are they doing in junior high and senior high schools in Edmonton Catholic Schools (ECSD)?

Family's move back to the land nourishes faith

November 25, 2013
TYLER ORSBURN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Mary Ford had no idea what she had gotten herself into. But after seeing a newborn goat struggle to stay alive near its mother, she knew she couldn't philosophize about life or city versus country ZIP codes any longer.

Abortion can trigger mental illness say's family studies prof

Priscilla Coleman

November 25, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Priscilla Coleman strongly believes that having an abortion can lead to developing a mental illness.

Roller coaster ride of buying and selling sex

Michelle and Jared Brock

November 25, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

With the legalization of buying and selling sex soon to be decided by Canada's Supreme Court, a new documentary is taking Canadians to places where prostitution and sexual exploitation are either flourishing or dying off and asks why this is the case.

Episcopal ordination

November 25, 2013

A boy plays with toy cars as Pope Francis celebrates the episcopal ordination of Bishop Fernando Vergez

Local Filipinos anxiously await news from typhoon region

November 18, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Sobs broke through Jem Mella's conversation as he tried to tell what he knew was happening in the Leyte province after super typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines Nov. 8.

High River parish pulls together to build anew

November 18, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Local residents' lives were turned upside down following the devastating June flood in High River that drew national attention and forced the evacuation of the southern Alberta town.

Quebec bishops object to secularism charter

Archbishop Pierre-André Fournier

November 18, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

QUEBEC CITY – Quebec's Catholic bishops warn the Charter of Quebec Values could have "heavy consequences" and represents a "crucial" stage in history for the people of the province.

St. Vincent de Paul meets the needs of the city's poor

November 18, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Archbishop Richard Smith walked the Gospel talk Nov. 12 as he packed hampers and sorted household items at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's distribution centre.

 
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