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World's oldest bishop dies at 106

May 21, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The world's oldest Catholic bishop, Vietnamese Bishop Antoine Nguyen Van Thien, died May 13 in France two months after his 106th birthday.

The tyranny of the tweet

May 21, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Archbishop Richard Smith is concerned about the effects of "the tyranny of the tweet."

Lahey removed from clerical state

Raymond Lahey

May 17, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

OTTAWA – Raymond Lahey, the retired bishop of Antigonish, N.S., who was convicted of importing child pornography, has been laicized by the Vatican.

Seminary, Newman get new rector, president

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The leadership of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College is changing hands. Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has appointed two seasoned priests as seminary rector and college president.

Vatican increases oversight of development group

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

May 14, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Vatican decree has established new statutes and norms for Caritas Internationalis, giving Vatican offices greater authority over the work of the umbrella group of Catholic aid agencies.

His quiet direction served CSS well

Christopher Leung

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Catholic Social Services, CEO Christopher Leung is calling it quits.

Northern bishop honoured for spreading the Gospel

Archbishop Peter Sutton

May 14, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – If it hadn't been for Catholic Missions in Canada, many northern missions would not have survived, said Archbishop emeritus Peter Sutton of Keewatin-Le Pas.

Swiss Guards look to Facebook for new recruits

May 14, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In an effort to boost recruitments through more modern methods of outreach, the Pontifical Swiss Guard has opened a page on Facebook.

Recovery house guided her to the Church after years of abuse

May 14, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – In 2008 Tsara Davis sat in her jail cell in despair. She had been arrested after committing a number of crimes and abusing drugs. She prayed for help and God answered.

Volunteers welcome isolated people home

Sr. Mary Clare Stack

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Nearly 30 volunteers will soon undergo training to work with newly housed people who now find themselves somewhat socially isolated in their new communities.