WCR This Week

Archbishop seeks end to 'hysteria' over CCODP

April 30, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Controversy over the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has created "an awful lot of hysteria" on both sides of the issue, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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All are created in God's image

Dr. Moira McQueen

April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The foundational beauty of moral theology is that it stands on the belief that every person is made in God's image, a leading Catholic ethicist told the annual convention of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League.

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Vatican imposes reform on U.S. religious

April 30, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life," the Vatican announced a major reform of an association of women's religious congregations in the U.S.

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Sister's reform a chance for dialogue – prelate

Archbishop Peter Sartain

April 30, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will offer the sisters and their bishops an opportunity to work together more closely, said the archbishop who will oversee the reform.

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CWL councils support seminarians, fight poverty, plant gardens

Gladys Brown

April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

RED DEER – A year into her two-year term as president of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League, Gladys Brown seems remarkably relaxed, although she admits to been busier than expected.

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Dismissal from Mass hands you a mission

Fr. Huy Nguyen

April 30, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Growing up in Vietnam, Father Huy Nguyen, was one of 13 children, 10 of whom were girls. He always looked forward to Mass because he could socialize afterwards with other boys. He felt so good being at church that he was in no hurry to return home.

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Changes in Quebec episcopacy pave way for evangelization

Archbishop Christian Lepine

April 30, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine is installed April 27 in Canada's second largest diocese, the event inaugurates a new era for the Quebec episcopacy.

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The Beauty of the Moral Life

Archbishop Gerald Lacroix

April 30, 2012
NMB - text of the talk by Archbishop Gerald Lacroix

Let me begin by saying how proud and happy I am to be standing before you today to speak about the beauty of the moral life. Not only does the subject appeal to me for its importance in our lives but also for the timing of this presentation.

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Abuse crisis needs more talk, less secrecy, says Kenny

April 30, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Catholic Church has done more than any other organization in the world to establish protocols and policies to prevent sexual abuse, says Sister Nuala Kenny.

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Speculation that the pope will resign holds little water

Pope benedict

April 30, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict's 85th birthday, April 16, and the seventh anniversary of his election, April 19, were obviously occasions for wishing the pope well and reflecting on the events of his reign thus far.

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