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Live the ecumenical gift of exchange

Julien Hammond

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Observers at the Second Vatican Council who came from other Christian churches had "an informal influence" on the council's deliberations, said the Edmonton Archdiocese's associate director of ecumenical and interfaith relations.

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Chatlain surprised to be named an archbishop

Bishop Murray Chatlain

December 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop Murray Chatlain of Mackenzie-Fort Smith is leaving the Northwest Territories despite his desire to stay.

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Church must bring about change

Bishop Frederick Henry

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Church is "the yeast of the Gospel," a community engaged in bringing about change, Calgary Bishop Fredrick Henry said Dec. 6.

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Catholic Cemeteries brightens up Christmas

December 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Maria Arnieri's husband Miguel loved Christmas. He enjoyed the decorations and the whole spirit of the season.

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Fr. Hysell overcomes the last obstacle

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Matthew Hysell has finally overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of a deaf man being ordained to the priesthood and has achieved the goal for which his heart hungered since he was a child.

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Preventing babies

December 24, 2012

Mothers with their newborns wait for checkups at Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, Philippines.

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Holy Spirit keeps tradition alive, says papal preacher

December 24, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Incorrect interpretations of the Second Vatican Council are rooted in a denial or a misunderstanding of the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church, the preacher of the papal household said Dec. 14.

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Evangelizing society and politics

Bishop Frederick Henry

December 24, 2012
Following is the text of Calgary Bishop Frederick Henry's catechesis on Evangelizing the Social and Political Order at the Dec. 6 session of Nothing More Beautiful at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton.

As of September the rules regarding drinking and driving changed in the province of Alberta as the new .05 legislation took effect. We were repeatedly told that it is fine to share a bottle, have some fun and then drive home, as long as you stay within your limits.

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Holy Family tailors catechism for children

Matthew George

December 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The assertions that Protestant churches have superior youth programs or that Catholic faith programs are struggling do not hold true in St. Albert.

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Ethicist says 'no' to euthanasia

Margaret Somerville

December 24, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

In the coming months Canada's laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide will be challenged in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Hassan Rasouli, a man rendered speechless and mostly non-responsive in Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital by a catastrophic infection of bacterial meningitis. Then an appeal of the Carter vs. Attorney General of British Columbia will pass through the B.C. Court of Appeal on its way, likely, to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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