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WANTED A few good holy men

October 18, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Canada's new apostolic nuncio is looking for holy men to fill the many episcopal offices that will become vacant in the next few years, especially in Quebec.

Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana, who arrived in Canada last February, is not looking for a person who can do everything, "because that is impossible. more . . .

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Kennedy vows to continue support for Iraqi war resisters

October 18, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
OCANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Liberal MP Gerard Kennedy plans to continue helping American Iraq War resisters stay in Canada, even though his private member's bill was defeated Sept. 29.

"I'm looking for ways to protect the war resisters," said Kennedy after the defeat of his War Resister's Act. more . . .

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Praying pro-lifers find hope at end of rainbow

October 18, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – On her way to pray across from the abortion clinic, Carolyn Towle saw a sign from God that provided inspiration in her goal to end abortion.

"On my way here this morning, there was a little bit of a rainbow in the sky. So it was a reminder, I think, from the Lord of his covenant, his promise," said Towle. "I'm sure he will be with us in prayer this morning as we pray the rosary." more . . .

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Church called to open its ears

October 18, 2010
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church obviously believes it has an important message to share with the world. And with relatively easy access to the printing press, the airwaves and the Internet, it would seem that communicating the Gospel would be easier than ever today. more . . .

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Canada: An aging country with few kids

October 18, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canadian families continue to shrink says a study from the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC), so policy-makers must help them prepare for harder economic times.

"The country is rapidly aging with a birthrate of 1.6 children per women, well below the 2.1 level needed for replacement," writes IMFC senior researcher Peter John Mitchell in the executive summary of a study released in late September. more . . .

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Bunk-filled culture lacks critical thought

October 18, 2010
BRETT FAWCETT
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

This morning I sat down to read the Edmonton Journal and saw the headline, “Gambling ban not in the cards.” Near the end of September, Archbishop Richard Smith issued a call to the Catholic School District to stop accepting funding raised by gambling.

The story quoted a piece the archbishop had previously written for The Journal. . . . more . . .

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Guilty bystanders aid suicide and abuse

October 18, 2010
DELMER WAGNER
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

In light of the rash of recent teen suicides in the United States, the secular media have been reporting story after story dealing with the dynamic of bullying and the psychology of bullies, victims and bystanders. We are being told that had just one person stepped forward to either confront the bully and/or offer support to the victim, there might have been a more positive outcome for all involved. more . . .

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Can Church attendance bounce back?

October 18, 2010
JOE MCMORROW
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Is the Roman Catholic Church growing, holding its own, or diminishing in Western Canada? There is more than one reasonable response to this question.

The most optimistic projection is provided by a sociologist at the University of Lethbridge, Reginald Bibby. Bibby has been charting the status of churches in Canada for 35 years. Bibby's optimism is based on three assumptions: more . . .

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Ethical treatment requires a delicate balance

Gordon Self

October 25, 2010

I was confronted by this fictitious case once: a 17-year-old presents to our emergency department with complications related to her newly discovered pregnancy. She has told no one she is pregnant. more . . .

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Can Catholics receive sacraments in the Anglican Church?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

October 25, 2010

Is it permissible for a Roman Catholic to be married in the Anglican Church? Is it right to receive communion in the Anglican Church if I attend a service there? Someone told me the two churches are the same and I disagree. more . . .

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