WCR This Week

Flourishing Indian vocations guided by the spirit of St. Thomas

June 4, 2012
DENNIS SADOWSKI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NEW YORK – Vocations to the priesthood and religious life in India are strong and a sign that the missionary spirit of St. Thomas the Apostle flourishes, said the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

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Getting to know God is like dating

June 4, 2012
BETH GRIFFIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Getting to know God is akin to entering a dating relationship, says Franciscan Brother Daniel Horan.

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John Paul II set dancer on the road to the priesthood

David Rider

June 4, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

David Rider still does the occasional barrel roll, but now he usually does it wearing a Roman collar. He's kept his tap shoes since entering the seminary, but his goal has changed dramatically.

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Regina bishop never says 'no' to God

Archbishop Daniel Bohan

June 4, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

MOOSE JAW, SASK. - Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan says he never says no to God even when it is not easy.

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Prospective sister has a heart for the poor

Mary Phillips

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Mary Phillips always had a strong desire to help the poor and disadvantaged. Even during her childhood in Newfoundland, she witnessed the poverty, and her heart went out to those impoverished families.

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Sask. Diocese plans discernment house

Fr. Travis Myrheim

June 4, 2012
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. – The bishop of Prince Albert is responding to what he sees as a growing spiritual revival in Western Canada by opening a house of discernment for men considering a priestly vocation.

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Archdiocese announces appointments of priests

Coat of Arms for the Edmonton Archdiiocese

June 4, 2012
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Following are the appointments of priests in the Edmonton Archdiocese. The appointments are effective Aug. 8 unless otherwise indicated,

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March for Life honours baby who lived for two hours

May 28, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A year ago, Crystal Charbonneau was pregnant and, at 20 weeks gestation, was diagnosed with an anencephalic baby. Knowing their baby would die, she and her husband Adam from St. Paul were offered abortion, but refused.

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Take back Sunday to be with the Lord

Fr. Stefano Penna

May 28, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

To be a Christian in a meaningful public way, one must go and meet with the Lord on Sunday in the Eucharist, says Father Stefano Penna.

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Debate continues today over 1920's Mexican Catholic revolt

May 28, 2012
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Even as modern-day Church-state relations improve, the impact of Mexico's three-year Cristero Rebellion in the 1920s on the Catholic Church remains widely debated in Mexican society.

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