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Refugee returned home to help the poor

January 17, 2011
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA — Atem Martino Kunjok’s story is not much different than others who have escaped the brutal terror of civil war, except in one way: a refugee from Sudan, he has returned to that country three times, once to get married and twice to give back some of the help he received from the Catholic Church. more . . .

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B.C. bishop out of hospital after extended stay

January 17, 2011
BRENT MATTSON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Bishop David Monroe of Kamloops was released from hospital before Christmas after a long, but shorter than expected, recovery.

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Covenant offers home to elderly who are mentally ill

Patrick Dumelie

January 17, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – In response to the city’s aging population, a shortage of beds for the acutely ill, and the closure of Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Covenant Health opened a new geriatric mental health facility Jan. 5. more . . .

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City Hall display marks Christian Unity Week

January 17, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – In solidarity with Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches around the world, Edmonton’s Christians are celebrating the ecumenical movement’s efforts to overcome divisions in the Church. more . . .

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Newman College moves into new quarters

January 17, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Studying theology helps Christians “to appreciate ever anew the wonder of the faith,” says Archbishop Richard Smith. more . . .

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Benedict pleads for end to attacks on Christians

January 17, 2011
WCR NEWS SERVICES

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has denounced recent attacks on Christians around the world and singled out the government of Pakistan, asking that it repeal its anti-blasphemy law. more . . .

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Bishops, lawyers defend asylum seekers

Joe Gunn

January 17, 2011

Last month, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney "lashed out" at the Catholic Bishops' critique of his anti-human smuggling bill (WCR, Dec. 3). Kenney used demeaning language that tracked closer to an ad hominen scolding than a principled disagreement on the issues involved. more . . .

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How does one manage their money in this faltering economy?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

January 17, 2011

My question is this: In our current economic recession resulting in many job losses, most economists suggest that unless we spend more to keep the market going, it is difficult for the economy to recover.

On the other hand, frugal living with spiritual poverty is a virtue in Catholic Church teaching. more . . .

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University students light Holy Spirit’s flame

Fr. Raymond de Souza

January 17, 2011

An annual highlight arrives in the last days of the year. That's when Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) holds its annual conference for university students. They call it RiseUp, and it begins each year on Dec. 28 and runs through New Year's Day.more . . .

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Christian faces death for blasphemy

Gordon Self

January 17, 2011

It all began with a silly argument in a field over water that resulted in a woman being sentenced to die by hanging. more . . .

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