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Star-studded names escape the abortionist

Fr. Raymond de Souza

February 4, 2013

Two important anniversaries. Two famous lives.

Twenty five years ago, on Jan. 28, 1988, the Supreme Court handed down the Morgentaler decision, ruling that Canada's then rather permissive abortion law was unconstitutional.

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Vatican II turns its attention to nature of the Church

February 4, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After the great crisis over the status of the document on the Sources of Revelation that Pope John XXIII had deftly resolved, it might have been hoped that the first session of the Second Vatican Council would slowly wind down to its conclusion two and a half weeks later.

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New beginnings would benefit Catholic education

February 4, 2013

The 2012-13 Year of Faith recognizes the priceless treasure of Catholic schools as an indispensable instrument of evangelization. Dr. John Acheson’s article in the WCR (“Catholic education battles secular push in today’s society,” Dec. 17) reminds us of the critically important role that Catholic schools play in evangelization.

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Students rise to occasion in Catholic education

February 4, 2013

John Acheson’s article, “Catholic education battles secular push in today’s society,” (WCR, Dec. 17) brought many memories to mind.

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City Hall display widely vetted among Christians

February 4, 2013

We were disappointed and somewhat dismayed to find Heidi Seeholzer’s letter published in the Jan. 21 WCR (“City Hall display an affront to Christianity, says reader”).

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New seminarians get taste of prayer and the poor

January 28, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Seminarian Brett Fawcett spends his days at the Marian Centre helping to feed the needy. When he isn't peeling potatoes or chopping vegetables or meat, he is mopping floors or serving food to the dozens of men and women who line up regularly at the centre for food and clothing.

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Ottawa had no reason to slash CCODP funding

January 28, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Internal emails, briefing notes and memoranda obtained by The Catholic Register reveal that a government decision to cut funding to Canada's Catholic development agency went against the advice of almost everyone consulted, including its own bureaucracy.

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Deaths of parents brought her experiences of the divine

January 28, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Rene Desilva spoke of a woman from the Philippines who had two young children, with no intention of having a third. But soon after arriving in Canada, she was pregnant again.

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Parish reaches out to those distant from the Church

Fr. Frank Kuczera

January 28, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Some people recognize God's footsteps on their journey through life, while others struggle to ever be on familiar terms with Jesus.

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Touch of history found in country antique store

January 28, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

A dirty, little cloth rolled up in a ball of dirt off in a corner winked at Helen Smith and her daughter four years ago. It had a secret to tell – the secret of Canada's Counter-Reformation history.

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