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Trustee races underway for Catholic boards

October 7, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

On Oct. 21, in conjunction with the municipal elections, Albertans will also vote for their respective school board trustees.

As elected officials, trustees are responsible for overseeing and directing the operations of the school district. Serving four-year terms, trustees are elected by Catholic school taxpayers.

Cardinal urges bishops to pursue charity through local parishes

Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga

October 7, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADELE, QUE. – Charity or caritas needs to begin face-to-face, at the local parish level, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga told Canada's bishops Sept. 24.

Activist sister strove for peace, justice

Sr. Mary Alban Bouchard

October 7, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Sister Mary Alban Bouchard has been called a prophet in our midst and a courageous woman who dedicated her life to the cause of peace and social justice.

Local churches help make Edmonton a fairtrade city

Valantina Amaira

October 7, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Thanks to the support of community and faith groups, including Edmonton Catholic Schools and several parishes, Edmonton is now a Fairtrade city.

Tillie Zyp brought out the good in all

Tillie Zyp

October 7, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Tillie Zyp heard noise in the kitchen in the dark of night many years ago at the home she and her husband Hank lived in south of Enoch. Undeterred by the possibility that burglars might be looting their belongings, she got up and confronted three teenage boys who had broken in.

Fundraising for new church

October 7, 2013

Sylvan Lake's Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish enjoyed the good weather during their gigantic yard sale Sept. 14 and 15.

International priests welcomed to Canada

Peggy Kayne

October 7, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Back in his native Ghana, Father Alain Guenou celebrated Mass before a young, lively congregation that would sing, clap and dance during worship. His new rural congregation in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Man., is composed of mostly elderly parishioners who are more solemn.

Nun honoured for work with displaced women in Congo

Sr. Angelique Namaika

October 7, 2013
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

It is not my work only. It is the Lord's."

Such was the summation of Sister Angelique Namaika, a member of the Augustine Sisters of Dungu and Doruma, as she spoke to reporters in an international conference call upon winning the Nansen Refugee Award bestowed annually by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Catechists wave

October 7, 2013

People wave coloured cutouts after Pope Francis celebrated a Mass with catechists in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 29.

God spoke to her and saved her life

Maggie Wang

October 7, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Maggie Wang apologized to God as she stood at the side of the freeway. She awaited the transport trucks known to frequent the route near her home. That night, there was only one. And as she was about to jump, she heard a voice say, "There's more than this."

 
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