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Hammond's ecumenical work honoured by St. Stephen's

November 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Julien Hammond has spent a decade promoting cooperation, unity and better understanding among different religious denominations in Alberta.

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All Saints' Day

November 12, 2012

Maria Regina Zucchi, 24, of Sao Paolo, Brazil, stands near a painting of a saint.

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Court of Appeal overturns hate speech complaint

Bishop Fred Henry

November 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Calgary Bishop Fred Henry welcomes the Alberta Court of Appeal decision in favour of a former youth pastor who has been fighting a hate speech complaint for 10 years.

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My mother, the saint

November 12, 2012
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

I am very grateful to Archbishop Richard Smith for inviting me here to speak to you about my mother – and not just because I am a typical Italian boy – and to have the opportunity to do so especially here in North America, where she is well known and loved by many people. Precisely in your country the message concerning my mother has been welcomed and loved, and has spread incredibly fast.

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Welcome to Mother Margaret Mary High School

November 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Upon entry into Mother Margaret Mary Catholic High School, visitors will find that the new school, situated in southwest Edmonton, is modern, impeccably clean, and has windows all around its perimeter to brighten the hallways.

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Effective parents try to be good, not perfect

Thomas Lickona

November 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Thomas Lickona recalls coming home cranky and hungry one evening to find his wife on the phone with a needy friend and no supper ready.

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Beaumont Catholics begin building their first Catholic school

November 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

BEAUMONT – About six years ago, parishioners from St. Vital Parish in Beaumont asked about bringing Catholic education to their community.

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Alta. francophones see sainthood as path to better world

Michèle Boulva

November 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

We are all called to be saints, which means being and acting like Christ, according to Michèle Boulva, director of the Ottawa-based Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF).

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Church seeks balance in interfaith talks

Lebanese Sheik Abdul Amir Qabalan

November 12, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council launched a new Catholic commitment to interreligious dialogue, work continues on clarifying the Church's attitudes toward other religions.

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Family plays a key role in crime prevention, bishop tells Interpol

November 12, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The absolute frontline in the prevention of crime is the family, a top Vatican official told members of Interpol, the international police organization.

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