Bishop convicted of failing to report abuse

Bishop Robert Finn

September 17, 2012

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., was convicted Sept. 6 of one count of failing to report suspected child abuse and acquitted on another count in a brief bench trial.

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Whole Church must help to heal sexual abuse

September 17, 2012

The “most tragic wound” of clerical sexual abuse will not heal without a response from the entire Catholic Church – hierarchy and laity together – said the chief Vatican investigator of abuse cases.

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Official learned value of dialogue the hard way

September 17, 2012

Living in a war zone taught Comboni Father Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot the importance of interreligious dialogue “as an instrument for overcoming conflict and drawing together from the source of peace.”

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Philippines in prayer

September 17, 2012

Residents of Borongan, Philippines, pray during a Mass of thanksgiving Sept. 1 after a magnitude-7.6 quake struck off the Philippines’ east coast Aug. 31.

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Time of study leads to surprising revelation

September 17, 2012

When reading the WCR, I always enjoy reading the letters to the editor to see what is on the minds of other Catholics.

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Ukrainian Oblate designed grotto, many churches

September 17, 2012

Re: Chris Miller’s article Mary’s Assumption is the real deal (WCR Aug. 27).

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Some Canadians saw what a council could achieve

September 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Canada's bishops and Catholic universities were among those who responded to the Vatican's call in 1959 for input about topics that ought to be considered at the Second Vatican Council.

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Bishop Bittman ordained in a joyous celebration

September 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a spirit of joy and thanksgiving, Catholics from across the Edmonton Archdiocese gathered at St. Joseph’s Basilica Sept. 3 to witness the ordination of Gregory Bittman as auxiliary bishop.

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Office of bishop offers tradition, liberating truth

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September 10, 2012

The ordination of a bishop in Edmonton is a great and rare event. It hasn’t happened since 1958 when Bishop Emmett Doyle, chancellor of the Edmonton Archdiocese who served 31 years as bishop of Nelson, B.C., was “consecrated” as the rite was called in those days.

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Pots, pans, cups can clutter the path to the love of God

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 10, 2012

Several years ago, I was at church meeting where we were discussing liturgical rubrics. There was heated discussion over a number of issues: Should the congregation should be standing or kneeling during the Eucharistic Prayer? What is the most reverent way to receive Communion? Should laypersons be allowed to cleanse the chalice and cups after Communion?

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