WCR This Week

Faith-driven life leads to ACSTA position

Dean Sarnecki

September 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

From age six onward, Catholic education has been a part of Dean Sarnecki's life.

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Faulty abortion stats panned

Faye Sonier

September 3, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is urging governments to stop hiding or in some cases failing to collect, information on publicly-funded abortion.

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Theologian ecumenist Margaret O'Gara dies of cancer

September 3, 2012
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Margaret O'Gara, a past president of both the North American Academy of Ecumenists and the Catholic Theological Society of America, died Aug. 16 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 65.

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Kairos cool to Northern Gateway pipeline

Jennifer Henry

September 3, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a discussion paper released in July, Kairos said the focus on the anticipated wealth the pipeline would create threatens to obscure the magnitude of the challenges it would pose to the environment and to the survival of the aboriginal people whose territory it crosses.

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Orthodox leader urges prayer for the environment

Patriarch Bartholomew

September 3, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ISTANBUL - Praying for the protection of the environment includes asking God's forgiveness for the ways each individual contributes to pollution, said the Ecumenical Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople.

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Amnesty calls for Vietnamese priest to freed from jail

Fr. Nguyen Van Ly

September 3, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Amnesty International is calling on Catholics and people of goodwill everywhere to press the government of Vietnam to release human rights activist Father Nguyen Van Ly.

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Pastor leads trek to see canonization of Filipino saint

Fr. Nilo Macapinlac

September 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Nilo Macapinlac, from Vegreville's St. Martin Tours Parish, will lead a diocesan pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land, Oct. 19-31.

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Pedro Calungsod died for his faith, will be canonized

Pedro Calungsod

September 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pedro Calungsod, born in Cebu, Philippines, in 1654, was a sacristan and a missionary catechist. He was also a martyr who stood along Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores in missionary work in Guam in 1672.

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Mother Teresa remembered

September 3, 2012

An image of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata is seen on a candle on her tomb marking her 102nd birth anniversary in Kolkata, India.

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Sylvan Lake Parish marks 100 years

Johanna Dietrich

September 3, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In 1912, a year before the town of Sylvan Lake was incorporated, a tiny mission church was built on the hillside at what is now 5033-47A Ave. It was the first home of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, which is now marking 100 years of existence.

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