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Solidarity an essential part of Catholic life, liturgist tells CCODP

Bernadette Gasslein

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – For Catholics, solidarity is not an option, but an obligation. That's according to Bernadette Gasslein, who led a workshop on Baptism and Eucharist at the regional retreat and meeting of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace April 27.

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CCODP is part of the Church – Smith

Archbishop Richard Smith

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The reason for the existence of Development and Peace lies in the nature of the Church itself, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Amerongen had a passion for justice

Gerard Amerongen

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Gerard Amerongen, the speaker of the Alberta legislature during the Peter Lougheed era, will be remember as a dedicated husband and father and a devoted Catholic with a lifelong commitment to fairness and justice.

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Cardinal Collins opposes raising funds by gambling

Too many gamble their lives away

May 6, 2013
JIM O'LEARY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Gambling is a cruel illusion that causes social harm and family breakdown and should not be promoted by governments, Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has written in a pastoral letter.

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Holy Family youth fundraise to travel to WYD in Brazil

May 6, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

At St. Albert's Holy Family Parish, a dozen young Catholics are already pumped about seeing Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Brazil in late July.

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Phoenix Society wins award for building multi-faith harmony

May 6, 2013
ROSALEEN ZDUNICH
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON – The Phoenix Multi-Faith Society for Harmony has won the Edmonton City Police's first annual award for contributions in combating hate in Edmonton and Alberta.

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Life-size bronze statue to honour modest Br. Anthony

Br. Anthony Kowalczyk

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A modest, shy man, Oblate Brother Anthony Kowalczyk must be puzzled by all the fuss the Church and the faithful are making about him.

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Two summer camps moved under archdiocesan tent

May 6, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Following an extensive review of the operations of Camp Encounter and Our Lady of Victory Camp, the two archdiocesan summer camps are now under the jurisdiction of the Edmonton Archdiocese through the office of Youth Evangelization.

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Income splitting would bring fairer taxes for families, says study

Jack Mintz

May 6, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A new study on income-splitting shows how different family types can achieve tax fairness – so families with dual-income earners or a single-income will pay the same amount of tax.

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Speculation running wild on Curia reform – official

The Vatican bank

May 6, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Amid widespread speculation about a complete and quick reorganization of Vatican departments and rumours in the Italian media that Pope Francis was going to close the Vatican bank, a top Vatican official told everyone to calm down.

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