Millennium goals fall short on delivery

Bishop Fred Henry

April 23, 2012

In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. The pledge became the eight Millennium Development Goals:

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Common good must outstrip 'promises' in defining election

April 23, 2012
FR. DON MCLEOD, CSB
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

To say the least, it would be difficult at present for any Albertan to be unaware that a provincial general election campaign is underway. Since the writ was dropped, the proliferation of campaign-related news stories and of signage that sprouts on lawns and boulevards like some invasive super plant has increased exponentially.

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Catholics can make the difference for Development & Peace

Bob McKeon

April 23, 2012

In recent weeks, we have learned about the 70 per cent cut by the federal government in Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funding for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) in the WCR and in other media.

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We are a standing people on the side of God

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

April 23, 2012

How does one show respect in contemporary Western societies? "Western societies" here refers beyond the Western Hemisphere to include those societies in the Global South that imitate the West and/or use the Roman rites.

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How can the deacon's role be better understood?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

April 23, 2012

Regarding your recent columns on blessings (WCR, Feb. 6, March 12), you might want to provide further clarification. You should emphasize that a deacon, and not only a priest, "blesses as the official representative of the Church and so blesses in the name of the church and not in his own name" and uses the Church's official ritual.

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Local Catholics welcome Collins back to town

Cardinal Thomas Collins

April 23, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

With many others, Louise Coates stood in a long line April 13 to shake the hand of Canada's newest cardinal.

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First Nations elders adopt Winnipeg archbishop

April 23, 2012
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG - Anishinaabe elders and community leaders have adopted the archbishop of Winnipeg as their brother.

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JustFAITH participants host impromptu inner city soup kitchen

April 23, 2012
MARIA LUPUL
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - On the April 14-15 weekend, JustFAITH hosted a "Hot-To-Go Experience" for its 2011-12 participants.

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Stewardship shows Christ's love for you

Fr. Stefano Penna

April 23, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In most relationships that result in marriage, the couple does not come together because of shared principles. Rather, they fall in love. Because of their love for each another, a new behaviour emerges.

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Infant's death drew parents into long, painful journey

Diane Morin

April 23, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Diane Morin's whole life has been one long struggle of trying to get closer to Jesus. Despite many roadblocks, she is thankful that both she and Jesus persisted.

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