WCR This Week

NET team targets Quebec youth`s faith

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

October 22, 2012
CAROLYN GIRARD
CATHOLIC REGISTER

After 18 years of evangelizing youth across Canada, National Evangelization Teams (NET) Ministries has finally taken hold in Quebec.

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The Second Vatican Council: What was it and why is it important today

October 22, 2012

This year the Catholic Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of a momentous event: the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Today, however, many Catholics – particularly the young – have scarcely heard of the Council, while others may know very little about it. Therefore, as Bishops, we wish to take this occasion to call to mind the joy and vitality that the Council brought to the Church through its key teachings.

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Vatican II gave new view of revelation

Fr. David Norman

October 22, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Vatican II's document on divine revelation presents Jesus as the source of all revelation while Scripture and Church Tradition are mirrors that reflect Jesus to believers, says a professor at Newman Theological College.

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Pope focuses attention on Vatican II

October 22, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In an article marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Benedict both praised and criticized some of the council's most consequential documents.

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Abuse crisis left legacy of distrust, bishop tells synod

Bishop Brian Dunn

October 22, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Canadian bishop whose diocese was rocked by clerical sex abuse crises told the Synod of Bishops that the new evangelization must address the reality of distrust and disappointment the scandal left in its wake.

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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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