CWL raises a glass to its unsung heroes

June 18, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Edmonton Catholic Women's League is marking its centennial with a historical exhibit that highlights its vocation of service.

The display, which opened June 11 at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, documents the entire 100-year history of the league in several segments, from the early days to the present.

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Vatican II reforms stand or fall together – historian

Cardinal Leo Jozef Suenens

June 18, 2012
PATRICIA ZAPOR
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The documents of the Second Vatican Council should be studied as one body of work, lest they be misunderstood or their reforms dismantled piece-by-piece, says a leading Church historian.

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Traditionalist leader wants to pick and choose Vatican II teachings

June 18, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - The leader of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said talks with the Vatican demonstrate that "Rome no longer makes total acceptance" of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council a condition for his group's full reconciliation with the Church.

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Photos capture spirit of Lamont churches

June 18, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christian George and Christophe Potworowski met, appropriately enough, in church about three years ago.

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Young women hit RIO+20 Summit on solidarity visit

Janelle de Rocquigny

June 18, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt's understanding of the Holy Spirit is a huge motivating factor in her going to the People's Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15-23.

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Papal Mass

June 18, 2012

A nun holds a ciborium in the offertory procession during Mass.

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Studying at Newman College can deepen your faith

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June 18, 2012

A serious faith asks questions and seeks answers. A person of faith wants to live their faith and, in order to live it, he or she must first know it. While faith is more than an intellectual knowing, faith is not blind.

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A crack in our pitcher needs mending before our soul is shattered

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

June 18, 2012

There's a much quoted line from Leonard Cohen that suggests that the place where we are broken is also the place where our redemption starts: There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

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Humans have the capacity to be healed

Kathleen Giffin

June 18, 2012
Nativity of St. John the Baptist
June 24, 2012

Unlike most years, this year we celebrate the liturgy for the Birth of John the Baptist on a Sunday. John holds a unique place in our salvation story; he was the chosen one who, in so many ways, prepared the way for Jesus' ministry.

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Omnibus bill threatens the environment

Bob McKeon

June 18, 2012

Over the past several weeks, Canada has been gripped by an increasingly divisive and loud parliamentary debate over Bill C-38, which is ostensibly a budget bill.

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