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Church should pay heed to Fatima message

May 26, 2013

I am puzzled and saddened that we never see articles about the Fatima message in the WCR. I'm amazed that some priests I've spoken to seem to think they are free to ignore that message and regard it as a matter to accept or discard according to one's whim. Yet this message was authenticated by four popes. Our popes all seem to have a deep and genuine devotion to Mary. Pope John Paul II went to Fatima to dedicate his papacy to the Blessed Virgin.

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Retired priests, nuns should support laity

May 26, 2013

Your April 28 WCR carried an interesting commentary on the golden years quoting Sister Mary Rose Marrin ("A spirituality for golden years," Page 20). She stated, "As we get older, our potential for spiritual growth increases." I have had three sisters who became nuns in three different orders. I used to often comment to them how they keep all their spiritual knowledge locked up in their institutions and, when they retire, it should not be in the comfort of their homes.

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Gregorian chant elevates our prayers

March 3, 2013

I totally disagree with Brian Spiers ("Sunday Mass changes unpleasant, negative," Letters, Feb. 3). Unfortunately, his comments were very negative regarding what chant is and what it is meant to be for the listeners.

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Pickup's article has a smell of heaven

March 3, 2013

I want to thank Mark Pickup for his article, "Christ reveals his body and the image of God to our senses" (WCR, Feb. 3).

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New basilica choir may inspire vocations

February 17, 2014

The Spirit of Vatican II is alive and well at the 10:30 Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Basilica. The changes in the liturgy not only more clearly follow the wishes of the council fathers, but also the instructions in the missal of Pope Paul VI.

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Covenant of Care is legal document

February 17, 2014

Volunteers in parishes across the diocese have been asked to sign a "Covenant of Care" agreement with the Edmonton Archdiocese. It is part of a broader plan named Called to Protect the archdiocese purchased through the corporation Praesidium.

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Share Lent is more than a collection

February 3, 2014

The theme for this year's Share Lent campaign is One Human Family, Food for All. The Development and Peace campaign materials are excellent in bringing us the message of the one billion voices of humanity whose most basic human right – the right to food – is being denied.

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Non-practising Catholics need a newspaper

February 3, 2014

With the call for us to be focused on the new evangelization, doesn't it seem counter-productive to cancel the only Catholic communication available, via the Western Catholic Reporter, that actually gets to the homes and into the hands of practising and non-practising Catholics?

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Sunday Mass changes unpleasant, negative

February 3, 2014

Our well-attended 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Basilica has undergone some drastic, and less than positive, changes. We are no longer able to sing our "Blessing of the Lord" to the children as they leave the sanctuary for their lesson, a ritual which I always felt was delightful and enriching.

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Noon-hour seminars offer faith-filled learning

December 23, 2013

Many WCR readers may not know of an extraordinary opportunity to grow in the knowledge of the faith. Called Treasures of the Faith seminar series, this is a free weekly seminar given by one of the professors at Newman Theological College.

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