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Bishop seeks greater role for women

October 22, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - New evangelization will never be possible without women who are proud and happy to belong to the Catholic Church, the president of the Belgian bishops' conference told the Synod of Bishops.

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Root evangelization in contemplation – Williams

Archbishop Rowan Williams

October 22, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Evangelization is not a project, but the natural "overflow" of an experience of Christ and his Church that transforms lives, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion told the Synod of Bishops.

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Abortion traumatizes babies' fathers too

Scott Miller

October 22, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

If you think abortion only affects women and the unborn child, think again. Men generally deal with abortion in silence but they also experience post-abortion trauma, according to Winnipeg pastor and counsellor Scott Miller.

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Roasted Tortillas

October 22, 2012

A farmer is seen digging irrigation channels in Alauca, Honduras.

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Welcome Home links 'friends' with the formerly homeless

Debbie Jodoin

October 15, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Debbie Jodoin spent a year living in a shelter and begging for change on the streets. Her situation improved dramatically five months ago when she moved into a brand new apartment through the Housing First program.

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Parishes, school to celebrate Kateri's canonization

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

October 15, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Parishes in and around Edmonton are planning special celebrations in conjunction with the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, the young maiden who, despite objections from her clan, came to know and love Jesus.

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Nobel Prize recognizes value of adult stem cells

October 15, 2012
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Catholic leaders in Europe hailed the decision to give a Nobel Prize to two pioneers of adult stem-cell research as a triumph for ethics.

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Rare fine art Bibles grace St. Mary's

October 15, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY – St. Mary's University College has acquired two volumes of the rare fine art edition of The Saint John's Bible – Pentateuch and Psalms – thanks to the generosity of G.J. (Gerry) and Anna Maier.

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Racist agenda may fuel abortion, says Turkson

Cardinal Peter Turkson

October 15, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Programs promoting contraception and abortion in the developing world under the guise of women's health care and "reproductive rights" may have an underlying racist agenda, says Cardinal Peter Turkson.

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Beloved Northern priest – healer of souls – dies

October 15, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – There isn't always a direct path from altar server to pastor. Father David Daws certainly proved that, walking one of the more obscure paths as he turned from a life of addiction to become a priest.

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