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Local Catholics unite in prayer for Philippines

November 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

About 40,000 Filipinos call Edmonton home. Hundreds of them and other Catholics jammed St. Theresa Church Nov. 13, to pray for their homeland, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in early November.

Faith remains strong amidst the ruins of terrifying typhoon

November 25, 2013
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In the week after Super Typhoon Haiyan cut a path of devastation across the central Philippines, faith remained strong among the hardest hit.

Advent icons can aid preparation for Christmas

November 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics are called to prepare spiritually for Christmas by looking into the life and journey of Christ, says the bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.

The Catholic way to consume

November 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics who believe in economic justice and in caring for the environment have little choice but to purchase fair trade products and avoid the use of bottled water.

Parishes need new missionary mindset, say bishops

November 25, 2013
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MEXICO CITY - Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa recalled once having a parish that needed a new furnace and was considering hiring a youth pastor.

Edmonton schools mark 125 years of Catholic education

November 25, 2013
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Edmonton Catholic School District was built by those who believe in and support Catholic education. They were people of adventure and spirit.

Restorative justice seeks to create community harmony

November 25, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A place where you matter, a place where you belong.

That, says Bert Pitzel, is the essence of a satisfied soul. Pitzel, social justice co-ordinator for the Regina Archdiocese, spoke to the WCR prior to his Nov. 18 visit to Edmonton to speak about restorative justice.

Pro-lifers split over Mulroney abortion bill

November 25, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Cabinet documents from the Mulroney era in the run-up to the last attempt to pass a law restricting abortion reveal the deep tensions of the time, says The Canadian Press.

Catholic schools kept chaplains despite cutbacks

Kim Breault

November 25, 2013
PATTI LIOGIER
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

What is a chaplain and what are they doing in junior high and senior high schools in Edmonton Catholic Schools (ECSD)?

Family's move back to the land nourishes faith

November 25, 2013
TYLER ORSBURN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Mary Ford had no idea what she had gotten herself into. But after seeing a newborn goat struggle to stay alive near its mother, she knew she couldn't philosophize about life or city versus country ZIP codes any longer.