WCR This Week

Oppose injustice through non-violence

Fr. Simon Harak

April 2, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus never hurt or killed anyone, but took dramatic, direct non-violent action against injustice and state oppression, says Father Simon Harak.

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Doctor seeks conversion of 'enemies of life'

Dr. Nick Pavlovsky

April 2, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Evil and the culture of death thrives because good people do nothing.

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Subjective view of gender leading to societal collapse

April 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – One of civilization's pillars – the objective recognition of sexual difference – is collapsing, a psychoanalyst priest warned the Catholic Organization for Life and Family March 22-23.

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CCODP staffer tries to stamp out poverty

April 2, 2012
JOHN LONGHURST
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

MONTREAL – Francois Gloutnay is stamping out poverty – one stamp at a time.

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Christian unity is a mandate from Christ

Sr. Lorelei Fuchs

April 2, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Ecumenical dialogue is not about sitting around a table, splitting theological hairs and talking until everyone is in agreement.

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Collins critical of Ont. Plan for expanded gambling

Cardinal Thomas Collins

April 2, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Citing the addictive and potentially destructive nature of gambling, Cardinal Thomas Collins has expressed "real concerns" about an Ontario government proposal to open more casinos and slot machines and to take its lottery business online.

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Quebec report backing euthanasia 'a betrayal'

April 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A network of anti-euthanasia groups in Quebec has condemned a National Assembly committee report supporting euthanasia as a "profound act of political betrayal."

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Theologian takes his ministry to the mall

Fr. Antoninus Wall

April 2, 2012
ED LANGLOIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PORTLAND, ORE. – Amid a thrum of commercialism, an amiable priest waits patiently. His hope is to talk about faith and life with anyone who takes an interest.

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Religious orders look to the next generation

March 26, 2012
SARA FRANCIS
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Finding and forming the next generation of religious in Canada was a popular topic at this year's National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors Conference.

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Michel's heart led to Development and Peace

Sara Michel

March 26, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

With degrees in history and international affairs, Sara Michel has held positions with Canada's departments of defence and foreign affairs – both sweet jobs with high pay and plenty of benefits.

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