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Great writers can stretch perceptions, but read with care

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 11, 2010

British writer, A.S. Byatt, is perhaps the foremost novelist in the English language today. She will, no doubt, one day be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

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Newman classes move to college in new year

October 11, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Delays in construction will keep students and staff of Newman Theological College at their temporary location in Sherwood Park until the New Year.

"We are actually taking possession of the new building (some time) in October but we are not going to move classes in the middle of the semester; that's basically the point. more . . .

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Life Chain witnesses against abortion

October 11, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Year after year, Peppy Wallace keeps coming back for the Life Chain.

"We've got to get our support out there to show that everybody cares. When they see our signs, that might ring a bell with them," Wallace said as he stood along 124th Street holding his sign and waving to passing cars on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3.

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Boyle McCauley Health Centre tackled Third World ills

October 11, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When two Medical Mission Sisters arrived here from Philadelphia in October 1978 and saw what they called Third World conditions in the inner city Edmonton, they were determined to be a healing presence.

Sisters Estelle Demers and Teresa Arac were largely responsible for the formation of the Boyle McCauley Health Centre that opened in 1980. more . . .

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Honour God with our faithful prayer

Kathleen Giffin

October 11, 2010

Many years ago I had an experience of being prayed with, by the laying on of hands, for healing for my back. I wasn't particularly hopeful that it was going to work - after all, it was not as if I had cancer and actually needed God to rescue me. But I was willing to go along with their desire to pray for me.

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St. Seraphim let the Spirit flow

September 6, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It is perhaps easy to get trapped in books and concepts when trying to understand a transcendent reality such as the Holy Spirit. Knowledge can deepen, however, by learning of the lives of the saints, Christian believers who have come to a profound, abiding relationship with God.

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St. Basil spoke out for the Spirit

September 13, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Basil the Great (330-379) is best known as the founder of eastern monasticism. He was also a father of the Church, one of the great early theologians who helped usher the Church from the period of the apostles into the period when Catholic teaching approached maturity.

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Take care to discern the Spirit

September 20, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The World Council of Churches' 1991 assembly in Canberra, Australia, had as its theme, Come, Holy Spirit, Renew the Whole Creation.

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The challenge of Pentecostalism

September 27, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In 1906, a black preacher named William Seymour was invited to pastor a small black church in Los Angeles. Seymour was soon locked out of the church after he told the astonished congregation that the sure sign of their having received the baptism of the Holy Spirit was that they would begin to speak in tongues.

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Yoido Full Gospel Church

October 4, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The largest church congregation in the world is the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea. The congregation has 830,000 members (2007 figure) and worship space that seats 26,000.

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