Church to build low-emissions home

May 4, 2015
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A group led by a Presbyterian church plans to build a low-emissions housing project on the grounds of the Westmount Presbyterian Church in the North Glenora neighbourhood. The project, to be built in partnership with Edmonton Inner City Housing and the Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, will have a church with a daycare centre and 16 new townhomes for large newcomer families.

Read the rest of entry »

Climate change will have greatest effect on the most vulnerable, says prof

Randy Haluza-DeLay
May 4, 2015
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Climate change will have different effects in different places, says Randy Haluza-DeLay, a sociology professor at The King's University. "The whole planet is changing at an unprecedented speed," Haluza-DeLay said, noting that the impact of climate change will be localized. "We must think about how we do justice to the other people that we share the earth with and the other creatures that are part of creation," he said.

Read the rest of entry »

Filles de Jesus have love for the poor

Filles de Jesus – Logo
May 4, 2015
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Sister Doreen Victoor gives an evocative reply when asked why so many vocations for her order, the Filles de Jesus, come from away – Africa, the Philippines, India. "A vocation is about God's call," said Victoor. "The soil was fertile in North America, and now it has shifted to places such as Africa." It is in those southern continents that les Filles de Jesus (Daughters of Jesus) are gaining new members, with 40 professed in Latin America and 44 in Africa in 2013, plus 25 postulants in Africa. The mission of the order no doubt attracted the women from these developing areas. Its traditional ministry is in the care of the sick and poor, and the education of girls.

Read the rest of entry »

Religious vocation a call to live in the Promised Land – Pope Francis

May 4, 2015
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Following a vocation to the priesthood or religious life is to live an experience of “exodus,” Pope Francis said. That exodus involves joyfully leaving behind all that enslaves and journeying to a Promised Land of love, service and mission, the pope said in his message for the 2015 World Day of Prayer for Vocations April 26.

Read the rest of entry »

U.S. women religious, Vatican iron out their differences

Representatives of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious
May 4, 2015
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the United States Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of dialogue with and investigation of the group. Conference officers met April 16 with Pope Francis, the same day the Vatican announced the conclusion of the process, which included oversight for three years by a committee of three bishops. The membership of the LCWR represents more than 80 per cent of the 57,000 women religious in the U.S.

Read the rest of entry »

Parish celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday

Reliquary
May 4, 2015
PETRONILA JASA
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

For St. Albert's Holy Family Parish, Divine Mercy Sunday April 12 was the occasion for more than the usual Sunday celebrations. The possessor of a first class relic of St. Faustina Kowalska, who gave the world the message of divine mercy prior to her death in 1938, the parish held a special afternoon period of Eucharistic Adoration, veneration of the relic and Benediction. Since 2007, the parish has had a special commemoration of Divine Mercy Sunday, an event whose prominence was highlighted when it obtained the relic from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy in Cracow, Poland in 2012.

Read the rest of entry »

Religious orders must be ready to say 'no' to unsuitable candidates, says pope

May 4, 2015
LAURA IERACI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Despite fewer vocations to consecrated life, those responsible for formation in religious institutes must know how to say no to unsuitable candidates, said Pope Francis. Turning away unsuitable candidates will help religious congregations avoid a "graver crisis of quality" down the road, the pope said. He made his comments during an audience with about 1,300 novice directors and other formation ministers at the Vatican April 11.

Read the rest of entry »

Public outcry forces Prentice to restore full tax credit for charitable donations

May 4, 2015
THANDIWE KONGUAVI
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Public outcry over the provincial government's decision to reduce its tax credit for charitable donations has been heard, loud and clear. Premier Jim Prentice announced April 21 that his government has reversed its spring budget plan to cut the credit to 12.75 per cent from 21 per cent for donations of more than $200. Prentice said he has reconsidered the budget reduction to the charitable donation tax credit and a Progressive Conservative government will maintain the previous rate, after hearing directly from Albertans during the campaign for the May 5 election.

Read the rest of entry »

Supreme Court rejects prayer by city councils

Mayor Jean Tremblay
May 4, 2015
PHILIPPE VAILLANCOURT
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Canadian cities must put an end to prayers during council meetings, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled April 15. The court said such prayers go against freedom of religion and conscience. In a unanimous decision and in the name of neutrality of state, all nine judges agreed that prayers should not be allowed anymore. The case submitted to the highest Canadian court pitted the mayor of Saguenay, a town 200 km north of Quebec City, against Alain Simoneau and the Quebec Lay Movement.

Read the rest of entry »

Remember when you first met Jesus

May 4, 2015
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In every relationship, including one's relationship with Jesus, it is important to remember the "first encounter," that initial, life-changing moment of love, Pope Francis said. Celebrating Mass April 24 in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis used the First Reading's account of the conversion of St. Paul to begin a homily about a whole list of encounters Jesus had with individuals in the Gospels:

Read the rest of entry »

Archive
ghd straightener australia cheap ghd ghds sale uk cheap ghd ghd straighteners nz cheap ghd ghd hair straighteners cheap ghds cheap ghds uk ghd australia cheap planchas ghd baratas cheap ghds ghd nz sale cheap ghds uk