WCR This Week

Benedict urges new cardinals to ensure Church's fidelity

February 27, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Leaders and members of the Catholic Church are called to ensure the Church's fidelity to Jesus and to the faith passed on by the apostles, Pope Benedict Feb. 19 told the 22 new cardinals he created a day earlier.

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Pope installed 22 cardinals

February 27, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Here is the list of the 22 cardinals installed by Pope Benedict on Feb. 18:

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Smiling N.Y. cardinal says Catholics need knowledge and joy

February 27, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Secularism has had an easy time spreading through many traditionally Christian cultures because so many Christians do not know their faith and do not grasp the truth it teaches, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

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Welcome Jesus first through his Word

Fr. Paul Moret

February 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – At Mass are two tables, the table of God's word through proclamation of the Scriptures, and the table of the altar where the Holy Eucharist is consecrated.

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Art removes stones, let's God's voice be heard in the dark

February 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – On Friday night, Feb. 17, Trish Bowie ripped up coloured paper into tiny pieces. Later that night she had a vivid dream, and was inspired the next day to use those shredded pieces to create floral motifs for an art project.

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CCODP heals Haiti by generations

February 27, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Several revolutions are going on in post-earthquake Haiti and one of them is changing how Canada's Catholic development agency thinks about its work.

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The Wonder of the sacraments

Teresa Kellendonk

February 27, 2012
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Archbishop Smith asked me to consider speaking for Nothing More Beautiful, I was speechless. Now, anyone who knows me knows this doesn't happen often – yet, like many of the witness speakers before me, I asked myself: Why? Why me? I am like so many of you, an ordinary person.

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Kindness, fasting part of Lent for the poor also

February 27, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – When Father Roger Brennan was living and working in a dirt-poor town 700 kms southwest of Manila in the Philippines, he didn't think he would have to answer questions about whether it was OK to eat chicken during Lent.

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Local churches celebrate World Day of Prayer

February 27, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

This year's service was built on the theme Let Justice Prevail by the women of Malaysia.

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Strong marriages built on prayer and sacrifice

February 20, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Andy Johnson met Elsie at a dance in McLennan in late 1954. She had just graduated from nursing school in Edmonton and was serving her first year at the McLennan Hospital. He was a train conductor.

They liked each other enough to continue seeing each other. He even got transferred to Edmonton to be closer to Elsie.

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