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Challenges for Church grow more difficult, say readers

January 17, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — WCR readers see the Catholic Church as facing even more difficult challenges than it did 10 years ago. more . . .

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Catholic readers rely on the WCR

January 17, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Western Catholic Reporter is by far the most important source of Catholic news for readers who completed the WCR’s readership survey in November. more . . .

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Supreme Court ruling casts out genetic research barriers

Archbishop Richard Smith

January 17, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A deeply divided Supreme Court of Canada has delivered an opinion that could pave the way for transgenic research combining human genomes with those of other species. more . . .

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Refugee returned home to help the poor

January 17, 2011
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA — Atem Martino Kunjok’s story is not much different than others who have escaped the brutal terror of civil war, except in one way: a refugee from Sudan, he has returned to that country three times, once to get married and twice to give back some of the help he received from the Catholic Church. more . . .

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B.C. bishop out of hospital after extended stay

January 17, 2011
BRENT MATTSON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Bishop David Monroe of Kamloops was released from hospital before Christmas after a long, but shorter than expected, recovery.

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Covenant offers home to elderly who are mentally ill

Patrick Dumelie

January 17, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – In response to the city’s aging population, a shortage of beds for the acutely ill, and the closure of Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Covenant Health opened a new geriatric mental health facility Jan. 5. more . . .

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City Hall display marks Christian Unity Week

January 17, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – In solidarity with Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches around the world, Edmonton’s Christians are celebrating the ecumenical movement’s efforts to overcome divisions in the Church. more . . .

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Newman College moves into new quarters

January 17, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Studying theology helps Christians “to appreciate ever anew the wonder of the faith,” says Archbishop Richard Smith. more . . .

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Benedict pleads for end to attacks on Christians

January 17, 2011
WCR NEWS SERVICES

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has denounced recent attacks on Christians around the world and singled out the government of Pakistan, asking that it repeal its anti-blasphemy law. more . . .

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Students faith enriched in new college

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — "To continue working within the Church, you have to stay at the top of your game. You have to continually deepen your knowledge and your skills. Newman is very crucial to that," said Marieta Paul, a student at Newman Theological College. more . . .

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