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October 28, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WCR EDITOR

A newspaper article once led Mark Twain to announce, "The report of my death was an exaggeration."

About three years ago, a WCR announcement that the newspaper was going through a process of revisioning led some readers to conclude that the paper was about to be closed. Well, we're still here and not a lot different than we were then, thanks to a strong vote of confidence from our readers.

Archbishop's letter on the WCR

October 28, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As Christians we are blessed to have received the best news of all . the wondrous truth that God has come to us through His Son Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit in order to save the world. As Christians we also called to share that beautiful message of love with others.

Speaker bridges the boy-girl chasm

October 28, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For 35 years, Brad Henning has been giving the same talk to teens about boy-girl relationships, and for 35 years they have been responding with laughter and enthusiasm.

40-day prayer vigil deters abortions

October 28, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

People from Edmonton have joined with hundreds of others worldwide for the annual 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life movement, from Sept. 25 to Nov. 3. The campaign involves prayer, fasting and community outreach.

New trustee wants to rattle some cages

Patricia Grell

October 28, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It was steady as she goes on election day Oct. 21 for Edmonton's Catholic school trustees with all six incumbents who sought re-election back on the board.

Newman grads urged to be witnesses to Jesus Christ

October 28, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholic education is about inviting young people to a relationship with Jesus, Stefan Michniewski told graduating students at Newman Theological College Oct. 19.

Joyous grads tell how Newman let dreams come true

Ryan Feehan

October 28, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Ryan Feehan is excited about the future. He now has the tools he needs to do a more effective job as teacher, assistant principal and chaplain at St. Mark's Junior High Catholic School.

School trustees elected across archdiocese

October 28, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Trustees were elected and acclaimed in all the Catholic school districts in the Edmonton Archdiocese during municipal elections held Oct. 21 in most locales and Oct. 16 in Lloydminster.

Meet for coffee, cake and chats about death

October 28, 2013
NANCY FRAZIER O'BRIEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When Valerie Sirani and Amy Brown hosted the first gathering in Baltimore known as a "death cafe," they did not know what to expect.

GriefShare guides the bereaved by sharing, journaling

Aline Garneau

October 28, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Aline Garneau felt lost after the death of her husband Roger four years ago. They had been married for 52 years and she didn't know how to live without him. She sought help and found it through GriefShare, a non-denominational ministry that brings comfort and healing to the grieving.