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Other editors left their imprint on the WCR

September 28, 2015
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Dozens of people have worked at the WCR over the 50 years of its existence, some staying for many years and making a significant imprint on various aspects of the newspaper. However, while this anniversary issue cannot recount the contributions of all who worked here, served on the board of directors or wrote as freelancers or columnists, it would be remiss to not to mention those who have served as editor over the past half century.

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Papal pleas to abolish nukes go unheard – panel

September 28, 2015
DENNIS SADOWSKI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - Repeated calls from Pope Francis for the world to empty its nuclear weapons arsenals carry the moral weight of Catholic social teaching, a panel of experts concurred during a panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations. Yet, those pleas for nuclear disarmament are little known and often overlooked, the panel of experts said Sept. 17.

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WCR's evangelizing mission is to communicate the Good News

Archbishop Richard Smith
September 28, 2015
Here is the text of the homily which Archbishop Richard Smith, publisher of the Western Catholic Reporter, delivered Sept. 11 in a Mass marking the WCR's 50th anniversary.

The Scripture readings, which we just heard proclaimed, were not specifically chosen for our celebration. They are the readings assigned by the Lectionary for today. Yet, even though they will be heard by people participating in Mass anywhere in the world today, nevertheless they have a striking application to our particular gathering to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Western Catholic Reporter. It is as if they were, indeed, chosen just for us.

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Pope calls Cubans to start revolution of tenderness, joy

September 28, 2015
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis called Cubans to a "revolution of tenderness" as he celebrated Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, the country's patroness. While only about 60 per cent of Cubans are baptized Catholics, the little statue of Our Lady of Charity, discovered 400 years ago, is also a widely recognized symbol of Cuban identity and of strength despite struggle.

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Francis appeals for greater freedom, dignity for Cuban people

September 28, 2015
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SANTIAGO, CUBA - A key task of a traveling pope is to confirm his brothers and sisters in the faith. For Pope Francis in Cuba, that ministry took on added importance as Cuba and its people stand on the threshold of potentially epochal change. Many people inside and outside Cuba hope that normalized U.S.-Cuban relations will lead to greater communication, trade and exchanges between the two countries. They also hope those experiences will lead to more freedom and democracy on the Caribbean island.

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Sisters of Holy Cross dedicated to educating the whole person

September 28, 2015
THANDIWE KONGUAVI
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Sisters of Holy Cross laugh as they recall the time a young Sister Liliane Mercier was put in as goalie in a university soccer match, stopping the ball with her long habit. The sisters, in their distinctive religious black dress, were part of the setting across the University of Alberta campus starting in the 1950s, often taking classes themselves, teaching, being a witness to male and female students, and providing a safe refuge for those girls on campus who lived in their residence house, St. Jude's.

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Recipe for disaster: We all think we are centre of the universe

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi
September 28, 2015

There are now more than seven billion people on earth and each one feels he or she is the centre of the universe. That accounts for most problems in the world, in our neighbourhoods and in our families. No one's to blame for this, save God perhaps, for making us this way. Each of us is created in the image and likeness of God, meaning that each of us holds within a divine spark, a piece of infinity and an ingrained knowledge of that unique dignity.

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Marriage demands a mother release her son

Kathleen Giffin
September 28, 2015
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 4, 2015

Thirty years ago when I married, I don't think I considered that I was not only taking on a new role as a wife, I was also taking on the role of being a daughter-in-law. In our culture, jokes about mother-in-laws abound: They are caricatured as being interfering, snoopy, critical and demanding.

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Response to refugee crisis must become a top global priority

WCR Logo
September 28, 2015

Currently, more than 51 million people around the world are refugees or displaced from their homelands, one of the greatest human tragedies in history. While Canada cannot provide asylum to even most of these people, it does have a moral obligation to provide at least a temporary home to a significant number.

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Speak out to save the lives of refugees

Lasha Morningstar
September 28, 2015

Tears rolled down my cheeks. The photo of Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body lying crumpled on the Turkish beach had loaded onto my computer screen. That heart-breaking image put a face on the news stories blanketing the media about the waves of African and Middle Eastern refugees fleeing their war-torn countries.

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