WCR This Week

Spirit of joy sweeps south-side parish

August 26, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Strumming guitars, joyous singing and a mood of celebration spills over the congregation of Assumption Parish as it began its jubilee year Aug. 17.

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CMA president's desire for euthanasia debate raises concern

Alex Schadenberg

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Anti-euthanasia groups have expressed concern because the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) says the organization may revisit its anti-euthanasia policy.

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Canadian campaign raising funds for Syrian refugees

Zaatari refugee camp

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

A joint-fundraising campaign by Canada's Catholic bishops and their overseas development agency to bring emergency relief to Syrian refugees draws to a close Sept. 14.

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If we mess up, God opens his arms to us

Marek Doroshenko

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

God longs for us to be with him and when we mess up, he longs for us to return to him, Marek Doroshenko told the Journey to the Father conference in St. Raphael's, Ont.

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Teachers' challenge? Transform a classroom into a holy place

Barry White

August 26, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Catholic education should lead to an encounter with the living God and reveal reality's transcendence, said the founding president of the Federation of Catholic Teachers' Guilds of Ontario (FCTGO).

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How to find Miss Right

August 26, 2013

TORONTO – Where are all the single Catholic girls? That's what friends of Matthew Sanders wanted to know. Sanders went years without finding someone he wanted to marry.

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Youth make challenging pilgrimage

August 26, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Regardless of their country of origin, nationality, culture or language, young people from around the world gathered at World Youth Day in Brazil with the same objective in mind: to be filled with the love that only God can give.

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Women called Christ's disciples

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

August 26, 2013
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Germany's Catholic bishops are working hard to create an ordained diaconate for women, Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wiesner told the annual convention of the Catholic Women's League of Canada in Regina, Aug. 11-14.

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Sister's home serves as an Arctic oasis

August 26, 2013
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – The people of the Western Arctic are a resilient people who struggle to overcome great hardships, says Sister Fay Trombley.

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Francis talks freely about Curia reform, alleged gay lobby

Pope Francis

August 26, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis said he was responding to the clear wishes of the College of Cardinals when he set up commissions to study the Vatican bank, Vatican financial and administrative procedures and the reform of the Roman Curia.

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