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Archbishops saw Bittman as 'right arm'

September 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Edmonton's new archbishop, Thomas Collins, went looking for a priest to serve as chancellor more than 12 years ago, Father Greg Bittman was probably not an obvious choice.

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Friends, co-workers sing Bittman's praises

Fr. Greg Bittman

September 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Some people saw it coming. But even they were surprised when they learned in mid-July that Father Greg Bittman had been named auxiliary bishop of Edmonton.

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Family of faith guided his path

Fran Bittman

September 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Fran Bittman is a woman of unwavering Catholic faith. But when she speaks of her son Greg's vocation to the priesthood, talk inevitably comes around to Fran's mother, Anna Lech.

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Unborn child becomes a human targeted in letters

September 10, 2012
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Alexandra Jezierski is hoping to enlist the help of 100,000 letter writers to influence Prime Minster Stephen Harper and members of Parliament to support a motion that would open debate on when an unborn child becomes a human being.

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Step One: Getting input from the bishops around world

September 3, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Between Pope John XXIII's announcement of an ecumenical council in January 1959 and the opening of the Second Vatican Council in October 1962 was a period approaching four years.

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Sacraments stressed in children’s lives

Kathleen Nguyen

September 10, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - A new initiative in the Edmonton Archdiocese aims to ensure sacraments are fundamental events in the lives of all Catholic children.

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Consumption drives the pipeline push

Bishop Gary Gordon

September 10, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

It isn't the construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline that raises great concern for Bishop Gary Gordon. Rather it is the perception that the pipeline is necessary in the first place.

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Abrahamic faiths explain shared beliefs

September 10, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Faith is a difficult subject to bring up with our children, our own flesh and blood. How many of us would endure earnest talk of faith from friends? A combination of courage and psychopathology is necessary before most Christians can talk about faith with strangers.

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Teachers must share the ways of faith with their students

September 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Educators need to share their faith with those under their spiritual care within the schools, the Ukrainian bishop of Edmonton said at the opening Divine Liturgy of Edmonton Catholic Schools Aug. 30.

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Wandering balloon finally delivers its message

September 10, 2012
DAN RUSSO
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

EDGEWOOD, IOWA – In 2001, Abbie Steger, then in second grade, took part in a tradition that has been going on for decades at St. Mark Church in Edgewood.

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