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Local Christians unite to witness their love of Christ

February 3, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christ has not been divided, Anglican Bishop Jane Alexander said Jan. 26 as she reflected on the theme of the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Has Christ been Divided?

Young Filipino skater relies on Mom and God

Michael Christian Martinez

February 3, 2014
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In the lobby of a luxury hotel in Manila, Michael Christian Martinez balanced on one leg and swung the other forward. The lanky 17-year-old was on the ball of his foot and looked like he was about to spring upward into the air.

Womb transplants prompt ethical conundrums in Catholic circles

Moira McQueen

February 3, 2014
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Doctors in Sweden are one step closer to giving women without a womb a chance to give birth to their own child, but their ground-breaking procedure is raising ethical eyebrows in Catholic circles.

Belief in one God a source of love, not violence

February 3, 2014
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Violence is the "greatest corruption of religion," while belief in a single God is the "principle and source of love between human beings," says a new study by a Vatican advisory panel of theologians.

New Philippine cardinal wins praise from Catholics, Muslims

Cardinal-designate Orlando Quevedo

February 3, 2014
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippines' newly named cardinal works in the heart of the country's Muslim region, and Muslims as well as Catholics praise him and his work.

Pope's merciful stance genuine, not PR posturing

February 3, 2014
ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Veteran Vatican reporter John Allen Jr. took up the old journalist "man on the street" challenge by a priest in the poorest part of Buenos Aires when he sought the truth about how Pope Francis came to be known as a bishop of the poor.

Sign of Hope raises $3M for CSS programs

Carole Anctil-Michalyshyn

February 3, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In its 30th annual effort to support the work of Catholic Social Services, the Sign of Hope campaign has raised more than $3 million for the first time. With its goal set at $2.87 million, the Sign of Hope collected $20,000 more than $3 million, enabling it to fund existing and possibly new programs.

Alpha program brings Catholics back to church

January 20, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Nelson LaPerle, a non-practising Catholic, is happy he attended the recent Alpha program at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Sherwood Park.

Quebec prelate named a cardinal

Cardinal-designate Gerald Lacroix

January 20, 2014
WCR NEWS SERVICES

ROME – The archbishop of Quebec will join 18 other prelates, many from the developing world, in being inducted into the College of Cardinals Feb. 22.

Sacramental education coordinator laid low with H1N1 flu

Kathleen Nguyen

January 20, 2014
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Yes, she did get her flu shot. She does each and every year. Her three children too.

 
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