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St. Charles parish reaches out to shantytown in Peru

St. Charles Parish Logo

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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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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