Vatican firmly condemns U.S. deaths in Libya

September 24, 2012

The Vatican firmly condemned the recent attack against a U.S. consulate in Libya, which led to the death of a U.S. ambassador, three U.S. personnel and at least 10 Libyans.

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Football coach formed by ‘faith-filled’ nuns

Tom Coughlin

September 24, 2012

Growing up, the toughest person in Coach Tom Coughlin’s life was not the local playground bully, the wise guy at the school bus stop, or any one of his rough and tumble friends. Not even close.

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John XXIII: A most unlikely pope had diverse experiences

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Angelo Giuseppi Roncalli, the pope who convoked the Second Vatican Council, was a pope like no other in the 20th century. He rose to become Pope John XXIII basically under the radar and was formed by a unique set of experiences that helped him understand that the action of the Holy Spirit is not confined to the Catholic Church.

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Smith unveils plans for year of faith, centennial

Archbishop Richard Smith

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Archbishop Richard Smith has announced an array of activities over the next 14 months to celebrate the Edmonton Archdiocese's centennial and the worldwide Year of Faith.

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Otterson made huge mark on students, Catholic education

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Msgr. Felix Otterson, a pillar of Catholic education who touched thousands of young people through decades as a teacher and school administrator, died Sept. 9. He was 89.

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Institute raises warning about children raised away from parents

September 17, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Ottawa-based Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) warns government-sponsored early learning programs may harm the integrity of developing children.

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Disturbed children get helping hand

Gus Rozycki

September 17, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since its inception a quarter century ago, Bosco Homes has become known as an organization that will not give up on an at-risk child.

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Nothing More Beautiful talks describe how to be like Jesus

Pierluigi Molla

September 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As Catholics we need to learn how to be consistent with our values and beliefs," says Pierluigi Molla, who will speak at Nothing More Beautiful in November.

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Canadian bishops have full plate for annual meeting

Kateri Tekakwitha

September 17, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' (CCCB) annual plenary will reflect on topics as diverse as the Second Vatican Council and the global economic crisis.

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Ukrainian Catholic bishops hold global gathering in Winnipeg

September 17, 2012
BARB FRAZE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ukrainian Catholic bishops from around the world gathered here to discuss how to make their parishes more vibrant – especially through the involvement of laypeople.

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