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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Christ's heroes bear his cross everywhere

Maria Kozakiewicz

September 10, 2012
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 16, 2012

I rarely watch TV. A few days ago, however, as I waited for an incoming storm and could not work in the darkness and tension, I flicked the remote control and found myself in Rwanda in April 1994.

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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 gives hope for better times

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

September 10, 2012

On Sept. 3, Father Gregory Bittman was vested with the fullness of the priesthood through episcopal ordination. While remaining Father Greg, he becomes Bishop Greg Bittman.

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