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WCR an award winner in 7 categories

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May 21, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

TORONTO – The Western Catholic Reporter has won four first place awards in the annual competition among Canada's Christian newspapers and magazines put on by the Canadian Church Press.

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Pilgrim physician finds self, becomes proud of his faith

Dr. Jose Pereira

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Exhausted from his busy schedule as a palliative care doctor in Ottawa, Dr. Jose Pereira arranged to walk the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, last September.

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Wuerl driving force for renewing Church through Catechesis

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For 40 years, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been a prominent force in promoting Catholic education in the faith of both young and old.

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Catholics called to New Evangelization

Archbishop Richard Smith

May 21, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The message of salvation through Jesus has always been and will continue to be the most important message ever.

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Catholic communicators create fellowship

Joe Sinasac

May 21, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – The Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC) is aimed at fostering a common purpose among Catholic communicators across the nation.

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Maronite spiritual leader a man of peace

Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi

May 21, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Christian presence in the Middle East is a presence of dialogue, especially with the Muslim faith, says the new worldwide head of the Maronite Catholics.

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Election reflection disappoints Smith

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Discussion of the rights of conscience in last month's Alberta election campaign was overly truncated, Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith told local media May 14.

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Food bank volunteers ask to become obsolete

May 21, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There's only one union in Ontario demanding layoffs, willing to accept a wage freeze and hoping to be declared obsolete.

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CSS founder remembered as city renames park

Msgr. Bill Irwin

May 21, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Msgr. William Irwin lived downtown, in Edmonton's historic Oliver community, and cherished its natural beauty during many evening walks.

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Once an alcoholic, now he does God's work

Melvin Alyward

May 21, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Alcoholism plagued Melvin Alyward's upbringing. He grew up in Baie Verte, Nfld., one of 16 children in a poor Irish Catholic family. His family home was without running water, no lights and sometimes no food on the table.

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