WCR This Week

Jay's WCR This Week Articles

Parents trying to pass on faith to kids are left without easy answers

November 5, 2012
ANNE-MARIE HUGHES
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Theology on Tap began the season with a provocative question posed by presenter Blake Sittler: "God is alive, but is religion on life-support?"

Popular tags:

Catholic school grads differ little from those in public schools

November 5, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

A recent study has reported that Catholic school graduates view the role of faith in the public square similarly to graduates of public schools.

Popular tags:

Church's missionary zeal flagging

November 5, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

On the subject of the Second Vatican Council, Ralph Martin is nothing if not an enthusiast.

Popular tags:

Sacred Heart Parish celebrates 100 years of joy-filled faith

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For all of the people who supported their ventures, prayed and worshipped with them, and kept the faith alive at Sacred Heart Parish in Edson for the past century, Oct. 27 was an evening to celebrate. The town has been richly blessed and well-served by many amiable priests, the Sisters of Service and the Catholic schools.

Popular tags:

Newman quickly chooses West as its new leader

Dr. Jason West

November 5, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Newman Theological College's board of directors has moved quickly to fill the gap left by its president, Father Paul Terrio, being named the bishop of St. Paul.

Popular tags:

St. Kateri had an undivided heart, Smith says at special Mass

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – St. Kateri Tekakwitha is a model of how to live with a pure, undivided heart, said Archbishop Richard Smith.

Popular tags:

Benedict proposes three-fold evangelical thrust

Pope Benedict

November 5, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Winning converts to the Church, ministering better to practising Catholics and bringing lapsed members back into the fold are all parts of "new evangelization," Pope Benedict said.

Popular tags:

Hammond's ecumenical work honoured by St. Stephen's

November 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Julien Hammond has spent a decade promoting cooperation, unity and better understanding among different religious denominations in Alberta.

Popular tags:

All Saints' Day

November 12, 2012

Maria Regina Zucchi, 24, of Sao Paolo, Brazil, stands near a painting of a saint.

Popular tags:

Court of Appeal overturns hate speech complaint

Bishop Fred Henry

November 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Calgary Bishop Fred Henry welcomes the Alberta Court of Appeal decision in favour of a former youth pastor who has been fighting a hate speech complaint for 10 years.

Popular tags: