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New priests are 'works of art,' says archbishop

July 15, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It's nearly 12,000 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Edmonton. But Cay Pham made that journey so she could be present at the July 5 priestly ordination of her son Father Luan Vu, an ordination that was the culmination of his own incredible journey.

Canadian mines trash Madagascar's ecology, lifestyle

July 15, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In Madagascar, your family may have lived on its land for centuries but unless you have a legal title to that land, a Canadian mining company or a rich Malagasy can buy that property and chase you off it.

High River priest helps calm the waters in his flooded town

July 15, 2013
ALISTAIR BURNS
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

HIGH RIVER – June 20 started as a normal day for many citizens in High River, including Father Edward Hospet, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish.

School board chair retires after 6 years of service

Becky Kallal

July 15, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After six years on the Edmonton Catholic board of trustees representing Ward 71 in northwest Edmonton, Becky Kallal is calling it quits.

Escape the world's corruption by centering your life on Jesus

Fr. Peter Galadza

July 15, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Many people today live disjointed, distracted lives that are an escape from the real world of the here and now, says an Ottawa Ukrainian Catholic priest.

Pope says 'yes' to sainthood for John Paul II, John XXIII

July 15, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis has signed a decree clearing the way for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and has decided also to ask the world's cardinals to vote on the canonization of Blessed John XXIII, even in the absence of a miracle.

Syrians call out for God's help

July 15, 2013
DALE GAVLAK
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A sick Syrian father said he and his family lived outdoors in the cold, under plastic sheeting, for months after their dwellings were destroyed near Damascus.

'Lumen Fidei' shows continuity in the teachings of 2 popes

Cardinal Marc Ouellet

July 15, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Presenting Pope Francis' new encyclical and acknowledging how much of it was prepared by retired Pope Benedict XVI, top Vatican officials hailed it as a unique expression of the development of papal teaching and unity in faith.

Seven encyclicals that had an impact on the church

July 15, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – An encyclical is considered the most authoritative form of papal writing, and though many examples are now remembered only by scholars, the messages of others have continued to resonate within the Church and beyond.

Pope Francis calls all to the light of faith

July 15, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Today's society has "lost its sense of God's tangible presence and activity in our world," Pope Francis says in his first encyclical.