From the monthly archives: September 2013

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Stealing from the poor bars you from heaven

Kathleen Giffin

September 16, 2013
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 22, 2013

I've been piecing together a bit of family history in the last while. It has to do with some farmland belonging to my grandparents that was, we were told as children, "lost to taxes." This was not an uncommon circumstance for young people in Saskatchewan early on in the Depression, but it seems that wasn't the whole story.

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Kill yourself, donate the organs: Get real!

Mark Pickup

September 16, 2013

I came across a headline that posed a bold idea: "Killing MS Patients via Assisted Suicide to Harvest their Organs?" As a theoretical question for provocative bioethicists to ponder or advocate, it may be interesting, but I live in the real world far from academia. The real world is being asked to answer that very question, by a woman with advanced MS.

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Rising tide of child-free couples 'do what we want'

Fr. Robert Barron

September 16, 2013

Time Magazine's recent cover story "The Childfree Life" has generated a good deal of controversy and commentary. The photo that graces the cover of the edition pretty much sums up the argument: a young, fit couple lounge languidly on a beach and gaze up at the camera with blissful smiles - and no child anywhere in sight.

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Be a bridge between city's rich and poor

Bob McKeon

September 16, 2013

Last month I attended an afternoon meeting at the Marian Centre in inner city Edmonton. At the end of the meeting, I was invited to join with the Marian Centre staff for the 5:15 pm Mass at St. Benedict's Chapel at Edmonton's City Centre Mall.

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Catholic Church offers fullness of faith in humility

September 16, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Where is the Church of God to be found? If the Church that brings salvation is a mystery, can it actually be found in the world, is it an invisible entity or is it simply a pious hope?

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Pope, Church leaders oppose military attack on Syria

September 9, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Pope Francis has called for a negotiated end to the civil war in the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

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Teach about Jesus, Mireau says at Mass

Fr. Mike Mireau

September 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

"Our number one job is to teach that God loves us." That was the main message Father Mike Mireau gave staff of Edmonton Catholic Schools gathered at the Winspear Centre for their annual school opening Mass.

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Landry's weekly blog introduces youth to the basics of faith

Mike Landry

September 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Young people spend hours a day on the Internet searching for answers and engaging with other people. That's why Mike Landry posts a weekly blog on the basics of the faith there too.

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FCJs celebrate 125 years serving Alberta

Srs. Pat Halpin and Yvonne McKinnon

September 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As the Edmonton Catholic School Division marks its 125th anniversary this year, the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus are also marking 125 years of their arrival in Edmonton to teach in the system.

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Syro-Malankara community greets its catholicos

Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos

September 9, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton's tiny Syro-Malankara Catholic community welcomed its global leader at an afternoon Mass Sept. 2 at St. Theresa Church.

Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, 54, visited St. Theresa's Parish, and celebrated Holy Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Greg Bittman, Ukrainian Bishop David Motiuk, as well as many priests from both rites.

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