WCR This Week

'Bogus refugees' come to Canada for freedom and life

March 19, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Toronto – Vilmos Csikja, his wife Beata and their four children from Hungary are the kind of people Immigration Minister Jason Kenney calls "bogus refugees."

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Continuing Care centre honours sisters

March 19, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

RED DEER – This city's new 100-bed continuing care centre will be named Villa Marie to honour the Daughters of Wisdom, the order of sisters who founded Catholic education in Red Deer.

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St. Clare Parish clothes, feeds, diapers needy babies

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March 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – Parishioners at St. Clare Parish are good stewards and it shows. Since Family Day, they have collected about $8,000 worth of baby items and food to help young mothers completing their high school at Edmonton Catholic Schools.

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De Souza wants religion restored to its rightful place in Canada

Fr. Raymond de Souza

March 19, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Returning faith to the public square is a goal of the Convivium Project, launched by Cardus, Canada's leading Christian think tank.

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Permissive sexual attitudes corrupt

Pope Benedict

March 19, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Permissive attitudes toward sex, cohabitation before marriage and same-sex marriage can damage individuals and are harmful for society, Pope Benedict told a group of U.S. bishops at the Vatican.

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Power of prayer turns nightmares into blessings

Marg Kenny

March 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Marg Kenny believes in the power of prayer. And she should. So many times in her life prayer played such an important role, such as when her daughter and then herself were saved by the power of prayer.

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Jewish scholarship intrigues Christians

March 19, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Jesus was a Jew. Mary and Joseph were Jews. All 12 apostles were Jews. The first ecumenical council of the Church was held in Jerusalem in about 50 AD and everybody there was Jewish – even if they were there to decide what to do about non-Jewish followers of Jesus.

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Misinterpreting the Bible can lead to demonization of others

March 19, 2012
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG – The Bible contains "troubling texts" that are sometimes distorted so that they seem to condone violence, hostility and inhumane treatment, says a Catholic scholar.

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Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage cuts back

March 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For several days each July, thousands of aboriginal Catholics from across Western Canada gather on the shores of Lac Ste. Anne. They come to visit old friends, to seek healing and to be renewed in their faith.

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Silence offers its gift after the struggle to abandon noisiness

March 19, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

They say silence is golden. Well, silence is also tough. I learned just how challenging it is to be completely silent during a recent young women's weekend retreat with the Sisters of Life in Stamford, Conn.

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