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Couples for Christ hosts men's conference

October 25, 2010
HENRY LIAZ
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - Couples for Christ (CFC) Canada, an international association of the faithful, held its first ever CFC Servants of the Lord national conference Oct. 2-3 in Edmonton.

CFC Servants of the Lord (SOLD) is one of the family ministries of Couples for Christ catering to mature men 21 years of age and older. more . . .

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Synod asked to support MidEast women

Sr. Daniella Harrouk

October 25, 2010
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - The Catholic Church in the Middle East should be a leading example of respecting and promoting women in a region where their rights often are limited, a Maronite nun from Lebanon told the Synod of Bishops. more . . .

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China insists on an independent Church

October 25, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholicism failed to take root in China due chiefly to the Catholic Church's failure to adapt to Chinese culture and policies, says an Edmonton author.

Dr. Louis K. Ho, a researcher on the Church in China and a theology professor at St. Stephen's College at the University of Alberta, hints that unless the Vatican shows flexibility in China, the majority of Chinese people will continue to live their lives without knowing Jesus. more . . .

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Meet the future with a will, financial plan

November 1, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — A man dies and his loved ones are left grieving. Adding to this hurtful time is that the man failed to prepare a will, leaving his money and estate in the hands of the courts. more . . .

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Someone dies — now what

book cover of Now What? - A Practical Guide to Dealing with Aging, Illness and Dying

November 1, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Death is one major life event we all have in common. Sooner or later, we will all lose someone dear to us and so we should be prepared for it, says author Sherri Auger more . . ..

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Silverquill spreads her alpha wings

November 1, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Crystal Silverquill is a survivor of oxycontin, a powerful painkiller also known as down. Her addiction led her to a life of crime, jail and separation from her children. more . . .

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Give the gift of your presence

November 1, 2010
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A tear traced the top of her cheek. “I just thought I came in here for respite care but it looks as though I won’t be leaving.”

Unexpected words from my friend and colleague lying in the hospital palliative care bed. more . . .

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Pre-planning funeral is a gift to loved ones

November 1, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. Discussing mortality can be an uncomfortable topic.

As difficult as it may be, a wise family ensures that everything is in place before death occurs. more . . .

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Canadian piety includes a strong feminine character

November 1, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

CORNWALL, ONT.– Timed to coincide with the canonization of St. Brother Andre, Canada’s Catholic bishops have released a study of popular piety in Canada. more . . .

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The Church we believe in is one

November 1, 2010
ARCHBISHOP RICHARD SMITH

Welcome once again to Nothing More Beautiful. In this third year of reflections we devote our attention to the mystery of the Church. From the beginning we have cited the teaching of our Holy Father that there is nothing more beautiful than knowing Jesus Christ and telling others of our friendship with him. In other words, there is nothing more beautiful than being a Christian. more . . .

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