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Providence sisters work with the vulnerable, needy

October 29, 2012
ELOI DE GRACE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Mother Emilie Gamelin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence, lived in Montreal from 1800 to 1851. Her parents taught her to help those who were needy or suffering.

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Young bishop was awestruck at the start of Vatican II

Bishop William McNaughton

October 29, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – It was Oct. 11, 1962, and the bishop of Inchon, Korea, was walking in a procession of more than 2,200 other bishops into St. Peter's Basilica on the opening day of the Second Vatican Council.

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Vatican II flipped image of Church onto its side

October 29, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The teaching of the Second Vatican Council represents a shift from seeing the Church primarily as an ordered institution to understanding the Church as a mystery, said Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald.

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Kateri canonized, named protectress of Canadian nation

October 29, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Proclaiming seven new saints – including St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope from North America – Pope Benedict said they are examples to the world of total dedication to Christ and tireless service to others.

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Kateri canonization a step towards reconciliation

October 29, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – After decades of resentment and horror over the abuse of indigenous children, the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha marked a further step toward the reconciliation of the indigenous communities and the Catholic Church.

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Archdiocese's story told at City Hall

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Images that reflect the rich 100-year history of the Edmonton Archdiocese and its parishes are now on display at City Hall. One of many jubilee events throughout 2012 and 2013, the historical exhibit marks the centennial of the archdiocese. The display, which opened Oct. 22, includes a wealth of historical images seldom seen in public, going back to the archdiocese's early years.

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Terrio will be pastor for St. Paul Diocese

October 29, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

He's studied in Rome, been a teacher of philosophy and theology, and lived on three continents.

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Year of Faith: Embracing Evangelization

November 5, 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Pope Benedict XVI has declared 2012-2013 to be the Year of Faith.

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St. Francis School goes all out to meet students’ needs

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Every program at St. Francis of Assisi School reverts to academics.

Whether the school implements an online math program, yoga classes or after-school basketball clinics, all are done with the intention of supporting the students academically.

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St. James boys revel in the freedom to learn their way

Bob Harris

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Rather than suppress boys' high-spirited physicality, aggression or shy reluctance, Edmonton Catholic Schools has responded by structuring an environment so boys can express these drives in safe, respectful ways.

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