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Seminarian put hand to the plough, did not look back

Fr. Jaya Rajan

January 20, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Jaya Rajan, a 32-year-old Pallottine priest, came to know Jesus as his personal saviour in childhood. So when the opportunity to serve the Lord as a priest presented itself, he jumped at it.

Pope Francis shows a new way to be pro-life

Pope Francis

January 20, 2014
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

On the morning of Jan. 25, 2013, participants in the Washington, D.C., March for Life received an unexpected boost in the form of a Twitter message from Pope Benedict XVI.

Local ecumenical scene is booming, says Hammond

January 20, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Ecumenism, the movement promoting unity among Christian churches, has been largely successful, says the director of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Edmonton Archdiocese.

The link between Mary and Eve

The face of Mary

January 20, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Even today, many statues of the Virgin Mary in the Western Church portray her standing on a snake. This portrayal of Mary stems from an early mistranslation of Genesis 3.15 into Latin which describes "the woman" as crushing the serpent's head.

Tech savvy students design website for St. Maria Goretti

December 23, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Students at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic High School in Spruce Grove have come to the rescue of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Devon and its desire for a parish website.

Judgment silences vital messages of pro-lifers

Lucie Tettamente

December 23, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The reason the abortion message is not being heard and that babies continue to die is that the pro-life camp is judgmental.

Check out the WCR's new online E-edition

December 23, 2013
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Western Catholic Reporter's online E-edition is now available.

Oxford Houses help people recovering from addiction

December 23, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Oxford House Foundation will be the recipient of the No Room in the Inn Christmas offering this year.

The foundation will use the proceeds to renovate and modernize its Edmonton houses for men and women recovering from addictions.

New career gives retired archbishop a spring in his step

Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie

December 23, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Archbishop emeritus Sylvain Lavoie looks cheerful these days. As chaplain of the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, he is doing many of the things he enjoys, such as organizing liturgies for the centre's staff and giving retreats and workshops.

Turkey prescribed secularist unity

December 23, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

It may sound strange to Catholics who look at Quebec's Charter of Values and shake their heads over secularism run amok, but in 2010 the world's Catholic bishops and Pope Benedict XVI came to the conclusion the only hope for beleaguered Christians in the Middle East is secularism – secularism combined with democracy.

 
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