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Donations pour in for Corpus Christi Church

January 14, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Today's churches were built by our parents and grandparents. Now is an opportune time for us to do the same, said Father Jim Corrigan, and contribute to building a new church for our children and grandchildren.

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Two faith voices unite to praise one God

January 14, 2013
SHARON ESPESETH
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the Lord" (2 Chronicles 5.13).

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Wiesner returns home to Sask.

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

January 14, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop Gerald Wiesner has retired as Bishop of Prince George and is already living at the retirement home of the Oblate Fathers in Saskatoon.

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Retired Ottawa prelate helped set up Development and Peace

Archbishop Joseph-Aurèle Plourde

January 14, 2013
CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

OTTAWA – Archbishop Emeritus Joseph-Aurèle Plourde of Ottawa died Jan. 5 in Ottawa, one week short of his 98th birthday and after almost 49 years as a bishop.

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False philosophies threaten the family, says Benedict

Pope Benedict

January 14, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The family in Western society is undergoing a "crisis that threatens it to its foundations," said Pope Benedict in his annual talk to the Roman Curia.

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Churches line up to support fasting aboriginal chief

January 14, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

As Chief Theresa Spence passed three weeks living on nothing but water, fish broth and herbal tea, churches and Christian organizations were lining up behind her request for a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gov.-Gen. David Johnston and aboriginal leaders from across Canada.

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New generation taps into the world of C.S. Lewis

January 21, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In a wooded suburb of the fabled university city of Oxford, England, a battered typewriter sits on a desk beside a bay window that overlooks a tangled landscape of oaks and beeches.

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Miracle statue

January 21, 2013

Pilgrims climb to touch the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila, Philippines, Jan. 7.

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Vatican supports annual Week of Prayer

January 21, 2013
FR. THOMAS RYAN, CSP
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Each year the churches throughout the world observe a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from Jan. 18 to 25. How did this come about?

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The paradoxes of faith and science

January 21, 2013
MEGAN ENGEL
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Two stars dance together. Electromagnetic fields undulate in invisible light waves forging their silent way through the vacuum of space. When they reach Earth, the same waves become discrete particles and violently eject electrons in atoms inside a camera, recording telescope images like those I have analyzed.

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