WCR This Week

Jay's Articles

Blessed Marie, Laval may soon be canonized

February 17, 2014
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Two key figures in the establishment of the Catholic Church in Canada are likely to be declared saints before the end of the year, said a Jesuit who is helping prepare the material needed for their canonizations. Blessed Marie de l'Incarnation, known as the Mother of the Canadian Church; and Blessed Francois de Laval, the first bishop of Quebec, are speeding their way to canonization, along with Blessed Jose Anchieta, the Apostle of Brazil.

Hunger a global scandal that can end by 2025 – D&P animator

February 17, 2014
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG – A global campaign to end world hunger by 2025 has started and Manitoba's regional animator for Development and Peace, Brenda Chaput-Saltel, asks, "Is that such a lofty goal? "If the hungry were our own family, to what lengths would we go to end hunger?"

Red Deer skater, says win or lose, faith is her strength

Danielle Wotherspoon-Gregg

February 17, 2014
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Danielle Wotherspoon-Gregg has big skates to fill at her first Winter Olympics. Canadian speed skating legend Jeremy Wotherspoon is an older brother, national team member Jamie Gregg is her husband and she has two former Olympians as parents-in-law.

Province to fund controversial school

February 17, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Alberta government has approved funding to consolidate two or more Catholic schools into a single modernized school or a replacement school in Edmonton's southeast. However, the school board is not rushing to build.

Archdiocese ends flu-related restrictions

February 17, 2014
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Liturgical precautions announced by Archbishop Richard Smith Jan. 8 to prevent the spread of influenza were lifted Jan. 29. Communion can once again be distributed under both species as well as on the tongue for those who wish to receive in that manner.

Church supply store makes a big move

February 17, 2014
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Universal Church Supplies has been in Edmonton for about 40 years, and for the last 30 at the same downtown location – until now. The family-owned and operated company, which sells everything from candles and crucifixes to giftware and jewelry, has recently opened at its new location (9527-41 Ave.) in a light industrial area just a couple of blocks off Whitemud Drive. The new store officially opened Feb. 3.

WCR E-edition on sale Feb. 25

February 17, 2014
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Readers of the WCR's online E-edition will have to begin paying for their access starting Feb. 25. The E-edition, which can be accessed from the Western Catholic Reporter website (www.wcr.ab.ca), is an online reproduction of the print edition of the newspaper. It also contains access to videos related to some international stories published in the newspaper.

Apology is but a starting point on road to justice

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper & Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine

February 17, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Apologies to the students of residential schools from the various bodies that ran those schools are an essential starting point in dealing with that issue. But they are far from being the endpoint. Indeed, a more basic question is, what is the endpoint and how do apologies help us get there?

Home environment was seen as negative influence on kids

February 17, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Young Theodore Fontaine recalls skipping along the road on his way to his first year at an Indian residential school near his Fort Alexander Reserve in eastern Manitoba. The seven-year-old boy was looking forward to becoming a "school kid," looking forward to developing the ability to read those English-language comic books that so entranced him.

Underfunding was the fly in the works

February 17, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized on behalf of Canadians for the residential school system in 2008, one item was notably absent from the list of matters for which he was sorry – chronic underfunding of the schools. A major reason that the experience of children in the schools was, as Harper said, "profoundly negative" was that the federal government never came close to providing enough money to operate and maintain the schools adequately.

 
cheap ghd online cheap ghd uk ghd nz