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Ordination a joy-filled celebration

July 16, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The congregation erupted in cheers and applause as Archbishop Richard Smith declared the young man ordained to the priesthood. "Father Miguel. It does have a nice ring to it, doesn't it?"

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Conference a feast of faith for 500 Catholic families

July 16, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Wanda and John Lazzari of Camrose took the advice of friends and spent the Canada Day weekend at the Catholic Family Life Conference.

"It has been an amazing weekend," Wanda said.

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New Auxiliary Bishop named for Edmonton

July 18, 2012
JAY CHARLAND
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A new Auxiliary Bishop has been appointed for the Edmonton Archdiocese.

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New Auxiliary Bishop named for Edmonton

August 8, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Fr. Gregory Bittman as Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton. He will assist Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith, who is also President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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League volunteers are backbone of CSS outreach to needy

August 20, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since Catholic Social Services was launched in Edmonton in 1961, the Catholic Women's League has been supportive.

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With the CWL, Laskosky moved into the front row

Anne Laskosky

August 20, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Anne Laskosky knew absolutely no one when she and her family moved to Camrose in 1966.

But then the ladies from the local CWL came to visit.

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CWL involvement gave Greeley self-confidence

Ellen Greeley

August 20, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Ellen Greeley's Catholic roots run deep.

"Mom was a very strong CWL member – some called her Mrs. CWL – and I am sure some of her passion rubbed off on me."

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CWL 'adoption' bailed out struggling seminarian

August 20, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christmas time, yet the blues swirled around seminarian Jim Corrigan. Indeed, the first semester in a seminary is usually fraught with questioning, searching.

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League digs deep to help seminary, college

August 20, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – CWL member Sandra King describes some of the various ways the CWL has extended support to Newman Theological College and St. Joseph Seminary over the years.

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Camrose CWL works, plays together

August 20, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

CAMROSE – Since 1921, the Catholic women of Camrose have been held together by their ties of faith and a bond of common service. Wherever they saw a need or were asked to help, these members leaped in with both feet.

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