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Families can find happiness

November 18, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Psychiatrist Tim Lau has a prescription for happiness based on what he has learned from his patients, his wife and his six children.

Abuse comes fast on euthanasia's heels

Alex Schadenberg

November 18, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide will threaten vulnerable people, the director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition told a gathering in Saskatoon.

World food crisis needs more than talk

Fedlen Philo

November 18, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

World leaders must do more than voice their commitment to seeking food security for all, the Vatican nuncio told a UN gathering.

Land mines

November 18, 2013

Palestinian boys dig a hole for an olive tree sapling in a recently de-mined area in Husan, near Bethlehem, in the West Bank, Nov. 1.

Vatican seeks public input as it prepares for family synod

November 11, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Preparations for the 2014 extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will include an assessment of Catholics' attitudes toward relevant Church teachings, said Vatican officials.

John Paul II victimized by poor communication

Pope John Paul II

November 11, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Blessed John Paul II's 2004 meeting with and praise of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ – who later was banished to a life of penance because of sexual abuse – was a mistake, said the late pope's longtime secretary.

Reason and faith cannot be separated, says Bishop Wiesner

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

November 11, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Theology is impossible without faith, retired Bishop Gerald Wiesner said in a recent talk for the Saskatoon Diocese.

Men take weekend to ponder plans of becoming priests

Sedney Polinar

November 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Adrien Rondeau, 17, has been thinking of the priesthood on and off since childhood. As a matter of fact, the Cold Lake youth took his Grades 8 and 9 at the minor Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, B.C., in pursuit of his dream.

Social conservatives salute Conservative Party resolutions

Joanne McGarry

November 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

CALGARY – Conservative Party resolutions at its Oct. 31-Nov. 2 convention against gendercide, euthanasia and legalized prostitution have pleased social conservatives.

Ultrasound exposed abortion's reality

November 11, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – A former clinic director for Planned Parenthood said she became a pro-life activist after she finally witnessed a real abortion.