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Aboriginal people need justice, says Weisgerber

Archbishop James Weisgerber

November 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

As Winnipeg Archbishop James Weisgerber prepares to retire he remains concerned about justice for Canada's aboriginal peoples.

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Hope is our anchor in eternity, says Francis

November 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Christian hope is not mere optimism or a "positive attitude" toward the world but a vital link to eternal salvation, Pope Francis said.

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Franciscans seek environmental and social justice

November 4, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Imitating the charity and love for nature of St. Francis of Assisi, Franciscans around the world are championing social and environmental justice issues and treating them as inextricably connected.

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Local ecumenist named to dialogue with 'lost cousins'

Julian Hammond

November 4, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Julien Hammond and his parents were wandering through Quebec's glorious Eastern Townships in late August. Their goal? Searching out their genealogical heritage, specifically Julien's mother's lost cousins.

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LaSalle shelter funding will help abused women

November 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Laverne thanks Catholic Social Services for helping her out in her moment of need. When the mother of three escaped her abusive partner in early 2012, she found refuge at LaSalle, a second-stage shelter operated by CSS in downtown Edmonton.

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Service Through Christ Award given to lawyer, Grey Nuns

Marg Mrazek

November 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In 2011, contributions of risk-taking Catholic sisters over the last 150 years were commemorated with the Service Through Christ statue on the Alberta Legislature Grounds.

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'A moment of mercy' sparks hopes for remarried Catholics

November 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage according to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, but not according to canon law. Which may come as a surprise to some people.

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Vatican official reaffirms teaching on divorced, remarried Catholics

Archbishop Gerhard Muller

November 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Amid rising expectations that the Catholic Church might make it easier for divorced and remarried members to receive Communion, the Vatican's highest doctrinal official reaffirmed Church teaching barring such persons from the sacrament without an annulment of their first, sacramental marriage.

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Listen to the patient's story, writer tells medical professionals

Christina Baldwin

November 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – Every patient needs a medical professional who will listen to his or her story, says Christina Baldwin.

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Add spirituality to depression therapy to heal whole person

Dr. Kenneth Fung

November 4, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Rather than simply treating the physical ailments associated with depression, doctors must view patients as interconnected spiritual and physical beings, believes Dr. Kenneth Fung.

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