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Canada's bishops look at myriad questions

October 25, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Life and family issues and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) are among the issues Canada's bishops will tackle this year at their annual plenary Oct. 25-29. more . . .

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New faces adorn school board table

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October 25, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Three new faces will sit around the table in the new look seven-member Edmonton Catholic School Board.

Larry Kowalczyk, Laura Thibert and John Acheson will join returning trustees Debbie Engel, Becky Kallal, Cindy Olsen and Marilyn Bergstra in guiding the fortunes of the district's nearly 34,000 students. more . . .

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I love to laugh! Loud and long and clear

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Laughter can draw people together. When people laugh together, they find a common spiritual connection.

For years now, Jean Munro has hosted a workshop, Holy Hilarity: Laughter for the Health of it. People continue being amazed by what they learn and experience at Munro's workshop. She teaches people that joy comes to those who laugh and to those who listen and see it. more . . .

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Ontario woman 96 recalls saint's visits to her home

Alyce Daly

October 25, 2010
JIM O'LEARY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

MARKHAM, ONT. – Alyce Daly is 96, but she vividly remembers the special visits that Brother Andre, Canada's new saint, made to her family's home in the 1920s. But, she adds apologetically, she doesn't recall any miracles. more . . .

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Graduands extol their studies' richness

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – There are many facets to college life at Newman Theological College.

Much like other colleges, the students are educated, they socialize, their faith grows, and they learn through academic studies. What is most important and different at Newman is that the graduands encounter Jesus in a unique and intimate way. more . . .

Graduands of Newman College
at Convovation 2010

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Graduands of Newman College at Convocation 2010

 

Graduands of Newman College at Convocation 2010

 

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St. Charles parish reaches out to shantytown in Peru

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October 25, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Lima, the capital of Peru, has expanded enormously in the past decade as thousands of new peasant families come in each year from the countryside in search of a better life.

Newcomers simply squat on empty land, no matter how barren, sandy, rocky or sloping the terrain may be. more . . .

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Alpha throws struggling woman a lifeline

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October 25, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Catholic Social Services is hoping to raise enough money from its annual Sign of Hope campaign to expand a support program for women with complex needs, including addictions. more . . .

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Priests help world conquer euphoria, violence

October 25, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In a letter to the world's seminarians, Pope Benedict said that in the face of recent moral failings of clergy, the world needs priests and pastors who can serve God and bring God to others. more . . .

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Don't take love lying down

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

At the archdiocesan youth rally, the reaction on the faces of youth told the story.

For example, jokes that the boys laughed at, most girls did not. When observations pertained to one gender, it showed in their expressions, while the others looked with blank, unknowing stares. The differences between boys and girls were evident. more . . .

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