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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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?"

Local Anglo-Catholics ready for union with Rome

July 16, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Six Anglicans from Edmonton want to join the Roman Catholic Church under special provisions handed down by the pope two years ago.

St. Pius Parish mourns as church hosts its last Mass

July 16, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It was a gloomy Canada Day for most members of St. Pius X Parish in north Edmonton. While the country celebrated, they were mourning the closure of their 58-year-old parish.

Wheelchair program promoter becomes beneficiary himself

Michael Rodda

July 16, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Michael Rodda spent most of his working years as an educational psychologist, assisting people with disabilities, particularly deaf children. Ironically, he is now losing his own hearing.