WCR This Week

New seminarians get taste of prayer and the poor

January 28, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Seminarian Brett Fawcett spends his days at the Marian Centre helping to feed the needy. When he isn't peeling potatoes or chopping vegetables or meat, he is mopping floors or serving food to the dozens of men and women who line up regularly at the centre for food and clothing.

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Ottawa had no reason to slash CCODP funding

January 28, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Internal emails, briefing notes and memoranda obtained by The Catholic Register reveal that a government decision to cut funding to Canada's Catholic development agency went against the advice of almost everyone consulted, including its own bureaucracy.

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Deaths of parents brought her experiences of the divine

January 28, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Rene Desilva spoke of a woman from the Philippines who had two young children, with no intention of having a third. But soon after arriving in Canada, she was pregnant again.

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Parish reaches out to those distant from the Church

Fr. Frank Kuczera

January 28, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Some people recognize God's footsteps on their journey through life, while others struggle to ever be on familiar terms with Jesus.

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Touch of history found in country antique store

January 28, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

A dirty, little cloth rolled up in a ball of dirt off in a corner winked at Helen Smith and her daughter four years ago. It had a secret to tell – the secret of Canada's Counter-Reformation history.

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Euthanasia, by any other name, is still death

January 28, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Quebec's promised bill to bring in "medical aid in dying" will bring in Belgium-style euthanasia, warn critics.

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Aboriginal MP sets out agenda for change

MP Rob Clarke

January 28, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

While Idle No More protests and blockades continue sporadically across Canada, the Conservative's aboriginal caucus chair is busy tackling the outdated Indian Act.

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Church and state in tension across Latin America

January 28, 2013
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When Venezuela's bishops spoke out against postponing the inauguration of ailing President Hugo Chavez, the president's supporters accused them of meddling in politics, while government opponents praised their comments.

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Canada's bishops denounce anti-Semitic remarks

January 28, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada's Catholic bishops have denounced recent statements made in Canada by the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) superior that "the Jews" are the "enemies of the Church."

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Farm under heaven

January 28, 2013

Horses and their riders attend an event for the blessing of animals outside St. Peter's Square in Rome Jan. 17.

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