WCR This Week

Jay's Articles

Death without a funeral leaves no room to grieve

October 29, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Funerals are a way to honour a person who has died while bringing closure to friends and family affected by the death.

Don't cut medical costs by targeting elderly

Bishop Anthony Fisher

October 29, 2012
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Western nations must resist the pressure to "scapegoat, abandon, even kill, the elderly as a cost-cutting measure," an Australian bishop said in a major bioethics lecture.

'They fear they won't ever be happy again'

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Pilgrims Hospice opened its doors in January 2000, its goal was to help families, children and teens cope with the grief of a loved one who had either been diagnosed with or died from a terminal illness.

Waiting for lunch

October 29, 2012

Children living in a squatters' area wait Sept. 21 for a free meal consisting of rice, chicken and vegetables.

Fr. Terrio named bishop of St. Paul

Fr. Paul Terrio

October 22, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The phone call to Father Paul Terrio inviting him to come to Ottawa to meet with the apostolic nuncio came on the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day.

Archdiocese launches centennial celebration

Archbishop Richard Smith

October 22, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The act of faith is a surrender of the self to God and an acceptance of all that he has revealed and taught – a movement born of awareness of God's love and trust in his providence.

Youth told to live faith dangerously

October 22, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Danger may involve peril, adventure or taking risks, explained author Frank Mercadante, featured speaker at the annual archdiocesan youth rally.

Anti-euthanasia groups to fight Quebec plans

October 22, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Anti-euthanasia groups, including a new physician's organization, are pushing back against Parti Quebecois plans to bring in euthanasia under the euphemistic guise of "medical aid in dying."

Edmonton strikes up friendship with northern diocese

October 22, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Edmonton Archdiocese and the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith have entered into a twinning arrangement that may lead to more cooperation between the two dioceses.

Sign of Hope funds program for fetal alcohol disorder

October 22, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Nicole was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) at age 14 she was devastated.

She was told she had the mental capacity of a Grade 4 student and that made her furious. "I was very upset and felt dumb," she recalled.