How can the deacon's role be better understood?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

April 23, 2012

Regarding your recent columns on blessings (WCR, Feb. 6, March 12), you might want to provide further clarification. You should emphasize that a deacon, and not only a priest, "blesses as the official representative of the Church and so blesses in the name of the church and not in his own name" and uses the Church's official ritual.

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Local Catholics welcome Collins back to town

Cardinal Thomas Collins

April 23, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

With many others, Louise Coates stood in a long line April 13 to shake the hand of Canada's newest cardinal.

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First Nations elders adopt Winnipeg archbishop

April 23, 2012
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG - Anishinaabe elders and community leaders have adopted the archbishop of Winnipeg as their brother.

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JustFAITH participants host impromptu inner city soup kitchen

April 23, 2012
MARIA LUPUL
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - On the April 14-15 weekend, JustFAITH hosted a "Hot-To-Go Experience" for its 2011-12 participants.

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Stewardship shows Christ's love for you

Fr. Stefano Penna

April 23, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In most relationships that result in marriage, the couple does not come together because of shared principles. Rather, they fall in love. Because of their love for each another, a new behaviour emerges.

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Infant's death drew parents into long, painful journey

Diane Morin

April 23, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Diane Morin's whole life has been one long struggle of trying to get closer to Jesus. Despite many roadblocks, she is thankful that both she and Jesus persisted.

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Can we measure how happy we are?

April 23, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Most Canadians are richer than their parents, far richer than their grandparents, infinitely richer than their great-grandparents. But are we happier for this?

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Cardinal returns to the scene of his first 'lectio divina'

Cardinal Thomas Collins

April 23, 2012
Glen Argan
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Our worries and our cares too often distract us from recognizing the Lord walking beside us, Cardinal Thomas Collins said April 14.

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Thomas Collins: A man called forth

Red Biretta

April 23, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Cardinal Thomas Collins' 39 years since his priestly ordination has been a series of being sent to one place or another.

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Recipe for business success includes ethics and service

April 23, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In an effort to help businesses avoid the occupational hazards of greed, overwork and exploitation, the Vatican's justice and peace council has released a handbook for business educators and entrepreneurs.

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