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EDMONTON – Alberta's newest member of the Canadian Senate is a board member of the Western Catholic Reporter and a long-time leader in St. Joseph's Basilica Parish.
Betty Unger, named to the Senate Jan. 6 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has served as chair of the WCR board and is currently in her seventh year as a board member.
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Edmonton – Catholic Social Services has once again run a successful Sign of Hope Campaign, raising $2.66 million. That's four per cent more than its goal of $2.55 million
"It was a very successful campaign; we are very pleased with how it went," said campaign chair Gerry Hood.
Back in 1961, the Edmonton Archdiocese recognized needs in the community that were not being met by existing resources. Many people simply fell through the cracks, with needy children suffering the most.
Father Bill Irwin, then a young and determined priest, knew he couldn't stand by and decided to do something to improve their lot.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict condemned "religiously motivated terrorism" and restrictions on religious freedom during his annual address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican.
Looking both at signs of promise and areas of concern around the globe, the pope said human dignity, truth and justice demand governments safeguard all human life.
CALGARY – Young pro-lifers from Calgary are petitioning the Alberta government to bring a halt to paying for abortions.
The campaign to Defund Abortion in Alberta is a grassroots initiative started by university and college students, mostly from Calgary, seeking to eliminate public funding for abortion and to support conscience rights for taxpayers.
OTTAWA – A Conservative MP may introduce a private member's bill that will launch a debate in Parliament on when human life begins.
Stephen Woodworth, MP for Kitchener Centre, said he has promised his constituents he would raise this issue.
In the eyes of Father Jack Gallagher, sociologists have proven Catholic teaching on sexuality and marriage right.
"Study after study," says Gallagher, shows that the ideal place for children to be raised is with their two birth parents.
OTTAWA – Retired Bishop Raymond Lahey, convicted of importing child pornography, was released from prison Jan. 4 after the judge gave him double credit for eight months already served.
The judge also imposed a period of 24 months' probation with strict conditions on the 71-year-old former bishop of Antigonish, N.S.
Suzanne Fowler wants people to fill the hole in their hearts with God, not with food.
That's the premise of Fowler's Light Weigh program for weight loss, a program she created to solve her own struggles with eating.
After a pre-Christmas solidarity mission to Haiti, Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith came away with a deep appreciation of the work Canadian Catholics are funding to help the poor through a range of Caritas partners.
"What I saw there was the Gospel in action; lives being changed," said Smith, who went in his capacity as president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).