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Catholics pray, fast for Syria

September 16, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

While President Barak Obama was drumming up support for airstrikes against Syria, Catholics in Edmonton and around the world have been praying for peace in the war-torn Middle East country.

Pope leads prayers for peace

September 16, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Leading a crowd in prayer for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said that war is ultimately caused by selfishness, which can be overcome only through expressions of fraternity and never with violence.

Pope meets with Curia heads to talk about reform

September 16, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis met with Vatican officials Sept. 10 to hear their questions and suggestions about his ongoing reform of the Vatican bureaucracy.

Christian voices unite in singing and Taizé Prayer

September 16, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It is Sunday evening and about 60 people from various Christian churches have gathered at Assumption Church, 9040-95 Ave., to sing the meditative prayers and chants known as Taizé prayer.

Foundation's director passionate about children

Kathleen Moony

September 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Kathleen Mooney knows what happens when good programs in schools run out of money. Students on the edge can no longer find help and many drop out of school.

Gangster's conversion led to love of neighbour

September 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

John Pridmore, author of From Gangland to Promised Land, grew up in London's east end, and turned to crime at an early age. At 10, his parents divorced. He began stealing at 13, was placed in a youth detention centre at 15 and was in prison by 19.

Bishops' plenary to examine charity

Archbishop Richard Smith

September 16, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Caritas, or charity, both at home and abroad is the theme of this year's annual plenary of Canada's Catholic bishops Sept. 23-27 in Sainte-Adele, Que., says Msgr. Patrick Powers.

Native women murdered or missing, children forgotten

September 16, 2013
ANDRÉA LEDDING
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Gladys Radek is walking across Canada with her Tear4Justice companions on behalf of missing and murdered women, visiting communities and carrying their stories with her as she goes.

New Beginnings CD raises money for Haiti

New Beginnings

September 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

NEW YORK – New Beginnings, an international musical collaboration of mainly youth, is channeling its artistic power to provide homeless families in Haiti with housing and real-life new beginnings.

Saskatoon cathedral glass shines a green light

Holy Family Cathedral

September 16, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When the Catholics of Saskatoon gather under the sign of the cross at their new cathedral they will have both science and art to thank.