Falling numbers worry the Church

September 3, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The percentage of Catholics practising their faith is declining almost everywhere around the globe. Almost all bishops report it, but it's difficult to prove statistically.

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Pope John's call for a council was greeted with a stony silence

August 27, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope John XXIII was known for his sense of humour and his positive outlook on life. Perhaps it was these factors that led him to say, two years after his Jan. 25, 1959 announcement that the Church would hold a worldwide council, that the announcement was greeted by the cardinals present with "a devout and impressive silence."

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Another look at refugee health care costs

September 3, 2012

The article “Stopping health care for refugees could block sponsorships” (Bob McKeon, Journey to Justice, Aug. 20) may be accurate, but I would like to present the following scenario.

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Life in diverse world a call to know our faith

September 3, 2012

The Aug. 20 issue was rich and interesting.

A number of articles addressed similar concerns about the direction of the Church and its faithful.

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Lindsays seek prayers of healing, reconciliation

September 3, 2012

We are very greatly saddened by the profound pain of all who have suffered in the events described during the week of Aug. 13 in Kamloops. This reality remains with us day and night, and continues to be an ever-present experience and grief that is also shared deeply in our own family.

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Nigerian Church pleads for world to witness its trauma

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama

August 27, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The president of the Nigerian bishops' conference has called for the international community to help his country improve its security operations to stop the "fundamentalist, fanatic" Boko Haram terrorist group.

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Euthanasia: British courts refuse to take the lead

August 27, 2012
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Tony Nicklinson, a man paralyzed from the neck down following a stroke seven years ago, wept before TV cameras after he was told that he had lost a two-year legal battle to change the law on euthanasia.

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Basilica rector gets added responsibility

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Adam Lech is the man to go to in the Edmonton Archdiocese. Archbishop Richard Smith appointed him chancellor of the archdiocese Aug. 17.

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CWL foundation will nurture women leaders

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Catholic Women's League of Canada, in partnership with the Sisters of Service of Toronto, is setting up a $1-million private charitable foundation to train women in leadership in the Church and in society.

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Middle East Christians caught in the middle – Hetu

Carl Hetu

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Christianity was born in the Middle East and yet today it's fast disappearing from the region. Extremism, political instability and lack of jobs are driving Christian families away from the region.

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