WCR This Week

Pope watches his words on weekend trip to Lebanon

September 24, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When Pope Benedict stepped off the plane in Beirut Sept. 14, he said he had come to Lebanon, and to the Middle East in general, as a "pilgrim of peace."

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RCIA aids searchers in giving their gifts to the Church

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus had time for everyone, including society's outcasts. He forged friendships among all types of people, from adulterers and the disabled to lepers and tax collectors.

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Bishops support bill on unborn human life

September 24, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement in support of MP Stephen Woodworth's private member's motion to recognize the sacredness of unborn human life.

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Safe Communities REACHes out to city's churches

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The goal of a new coordinating council in Edmonton is to make the city safer within one generation.

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Bishop brokers truce in gang warfare

Bishop Fabio Colindres Abarca

September 24, 2012
EDGARDO AYALA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SAN SALVADOR – Against all odds, as virtually everyone thought that the truce between violent Salvadoran gangs would break at any time, Bishop Fabio Colindres Abarca has proved otherwise.

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Prelate faces death threats for his crusade against gambling

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Outspoken Archbishop Oscar Cruz said he continues to receive death threats because of his campaign against an illegal numbers racket known locally as jueteng.

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Award-wining liturgy magazine ceases publication

Bernadette Gasslein

September 24, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After more than five decades providing high-quality pastoral and liturgical resources to Catholic parishes and people in ministry, Celebrate! Magazine is shutting down due to increasing publication costs.

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Msgr. Patsula gives the precious gift of guidance

Msgr. Francis Patsula

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Although Msgr. Francis Patsula has never been a pastor, his goodwill and helpful contributions at two churches in the Edmonton Archdiocese for almost half a century are deeply valued.

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Fr. Wilf Murchland made vicar superior of Holy Cross order

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – Father Wilf Murchland has been appointed vicar superior of his order, Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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Build vibrant parishes, not museums

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ukrainian Catholic bishops from four continents gathered for a final celebration Sept. 16 as they closed their weeklong Synod of Bishops.

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