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John of the Cross learned love amidst life’s hardships

St. John of the Cross

February 28, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Believing in Jesus Christ gives people strength to face the normal challenges of life and is not another burden to carry, Pope Benedict said. more . . .

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World Day of Prayer — March 4

February 28, 2011
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The annual World Day of Prayer is slated for Friday, March 4 with 13 ecumenical prayer services in the Edmonton area. more . . .

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Wicked Bible stars in rare exhibit

February 28, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

You don’t often get to see a Wicked Bible. There aren’t many of them left. That’s because King Charles I ordered them all burned. more . . .

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San Damiano Cross awoke Francis’ faith

February 28, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Before his conversion, St. Francis of Assisi was a young man with a generous heart. Unlike his parents, he yearned for more than money. Life was too short to be spent acquiring material wealth. more . . .

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Saguenay mayor defies human rights tribunal, keeps praying

February 28, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC — The mayor of Saguenay is appealing for donations to help him fight a Quebec Human Rights Tribunal (QHRT) ruling that ordered him to stop Christian prayer in the council chambers. more . . .

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Married life is a three-way chat

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Cory and Willy Van Amsterdam know that being a good spouse is a sacred calling from God. more . . .

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Bill to make April 2 Pope John Paul II Day goes to Heritage Committee

February 28, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A bill that would make April 2 every year Pope John Paul II Day has been referred to the Heritage Committee, after passing a second reading vote in the House of Commons Feb. 14. more . . .

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Anawim feeds the body and soul

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Outside of the Anawim Place food bank, men and women lined up to collect their food hampers. With the temperature dipping below –20C, they shivered, hunching their bodies against the wintry cold. more . . .

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Invest in poverty, not prisons — Catholic MP

February 28, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When Tony Martin entered federal politics in 2004, representing the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., riding, he had a long history of helping the poor and disadvantaged. more . . .

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Give your time, talents to the global poor

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — It doesn’t take a lot of money, resources or political influence to change the world. Even the smallest talent can have life-changing results. more . . .

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