WCR This Week

Artist Hank Zyp had a radical faith

Hank Zyp

May 7, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Hank Zyp was no ordinary man. The capital region artist, teacher and social justice advocate was a radical who praised the virtues of the likes of Archbishop Oscar Romero, Ernesto "Che" Guevara and socialist Salvador Allende.

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Saskatoon cathedral links worship with prairie landscape

May 7, 2012
NED POWERS
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

The cross atop the new Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon is a distinctive skyline feature and visible symbol elevating the character and spirit of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

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Knights urged to slam the door shut on casino fundraisers

Fr. Henry Rosenbaum

May 7, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – In 2004, the Alberta bishops publicly identified casinos as destructive to individuals and families. Profiting from gambling addiction was deemed unacceptable.

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Sheptytsky was centred on the Lord

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

May 7, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky was a model of sacrificial love that every generation needs to discover, says his current successor as head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church,

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Forgiveness holds the key to freedom

Jack Klemke

May 7, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – We must confess our sin when we do wrong and must forgive others when they do wrong.

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Fear a barrier to vocations, says pope

Pope Benedict

May 7, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – People often do not hear God's call to dedicate themselves to him because they are either too distracted or afraid they would no longer be free if they answered the call, Pope Benedict said.

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The Beauty of the Moral Life

May 7, 2012
Following is the witness talk given by moral theologian Moira McQueen at the April 19 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

I am honoured to be here tonight with you in this beautiful cathedral. The whole endeavour of Nothing More Beautiful is a wonderful model of prayerful evangelization, and, having watched several previous sessions, I find it truly inspirational.

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CCODP urged to remain faithful to its mission

Sara Michel

May 7, 2012
PAT ACHESON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has expressed his support for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace at what he called a critical point in its history.

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Sask. Exorcism reports overblown – bishop

May 7, 2012
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Media outlets recently speculated about possessions and exorcism after reports of an incident in which a priest blessed a distraught man with holy water and prayed with the family.

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Cockburn's nomadic journey to Christ

Bruce Cockburn

May 7, 2012
ALLISON HUNWICKS
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When talking to Bruce Cockburn, one is reminded of a line from a Charles Bukowski poem: "I am not even near to being one of them, but they are there and I am here."

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