WCR This Week

Archbishop's mom 'always there for the kids'

Anne Marie Smith

March 26, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

HALIFAX – Archbishop Richard Smith remembers his mother Anne Marie as a woman of genuine warmth, "the one who was always there for us."

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Youth urged to be people of virtue

March 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Learning to be people of virtue, hundreds of Catholic youth from around the archdiocese, from Grades 7 to 12, had fun connecting in faith and worship at an annual youth rally in Spruce Grove-Stony Plain.

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Boys and girls do learn differently

Andrew Pudewa

March 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Teachers who understand the differences between boys and girls will be more effective in the classroom, an American educator told homeschooling parents from across the West.

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Proposed education act jeopardizes teaching of moral values

March 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Under Alberta's proposed Education Act, the curriculum of all schools will be subject to the Alberta human rights legislation and by extension, its quasi-judicial tribunals.

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Christ's presence in Eucharist is more than symbolism

March 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Through the priest, God's Word, prayer and singing, one can experience Jesus. But nowhere is Jesus' presence more real than in the Eucharist.

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World is changing and so will religious life – brother

March 26, 2012
SARA FRANCIS
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY – Canadian religious orders have reason to hope in a bright future.

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Montreal auxiliary promoted

March 26, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

MONTREAL – The new archbishop of Montreal is a former seminary director who has served in the Vatican and was only ordained a bishop last September.

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Nepal stole her heart, soul forever

Mary Martin

March 26, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Travelling from London to Nepal on the back of a truck in the early 1970s opened a new world for Mary Martin. She met many people and crossed many countries along the way. But she fell in love with Nepal and returned twice to the small south Asian nation to work among the poor.

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Men need to get out of the boat – evangelist

Curtis Martin

March 26, 2012
VIRGINIA BATTISTE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY – The great failure of men today is the same one shown in the Garden of Eden when Adam failed to stand up to the enemy of his soul and protect Eve from the wiles of Satan, says U.S. evangelist Curtis Martin.

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Leading ecumenist speaks at local events

March 26, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – Leading ecumenist Sister Lorelei Fuchs, a Sister of the Atonement, will be in Edmonton March 26 to 29 for a series of speaking events and retreats.

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