WCR This Week

Service Through Christ Award given to lawyer, Grey Nuns

Marg Mrazek

November 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In 2011, contributions of risk-taking Catholic sisters over the last 150 years were commemorated with the Service Through Christ statue on the Alberta Legislature Grounds.

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'A moment of mercy' sparks hopes for remarried Catholics

November 4, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage according to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, but not according to canon law. Which may come as a surprise to some people.

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Vatican official reaffirms teaching on divorced, remarried Catholics

Archbishop Gerhard Muller

November 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Amid rising expectations that the Catholic Church might make it easier for divorced and remarried members to receive Communion, the Vatican's highest doctrinal official reaffirmed Church teaching barring such persons from the sacrament without an annulment of their first, sacramental marriage.

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Listen to the patient's story, writer tells medical professionals

Christina Baldwin

November 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – Every patient needs a medical professional who will listen to his or her story, says Christina Baldwin.

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Add spirituality to depression therapy to heal whole person

Dr. Kenneth Fung

November 4, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Rather than simply treating the physical ailments associated with depression, doctors must view patients as interconnected spiritual and physical beings, believes Dr. Kenneth Fung.

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Scientists say first humans all came from one species

November 4, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A group of scientists has proposed that human beings emerged from one single evolving human species rather than branching from a tree of multiple, early ancestral species.

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Que. euthanasia bill faces first vote

November 4, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – As Quebec's euthanasia Bill 52 faces its first vote, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) put out urgent calls to oppose the bill.

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Lloydminster school teaches French with a Catholic spirit

Lisa Marie Kreese

November 4, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The French immersion program at the Lloydminster Catholic School Division has experienced tremendous growth, with enrollments increasing from 143 students in 2002 to 438 students today – growth that is expected to continue.

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Project unites sacramental preparations

Kathleen Nguyen

November 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life.

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Caring for the gifts that God has given us

November 4, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On March 19th of this year, the solemnity of St. Joseph, Holy Mass was celebrated in Rome by Pope Francis to inaugurate his ministry as bishop of Rome and successor of St. Peter. His homily that day offers a beautiful perspective from which to appreciate the gift and responsibility of all involved in Catholic education.

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