WCR This Week

From Darkness to Light

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL KELLY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Church in Ireland is on the path to renewal, Church leaders told pilgrims at the opening Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress June 10.

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Alberta Catholic Directory suspended for 2013

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June 18, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The WCR and the Edmonton Archdiocese have decided to suspend publication of the annual Alberta Catholic Directory for one year pending a full study of its costs and benefits, user needs and alternative methods of delivery.

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Ukrainian leader presides over a growing Church

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

June 18, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In spite of persecution under the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Catholic Church has grown exponentially in the past two decades and now has more than six million adherents worldwide.

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Ont. Catholics will work with new law

Cardinal Thomas Collins

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
and EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Catholic schools will remain welcoming places for all students in full accord with the Accepting Schools Act and Catholic teaching and tradition, Cardinal Thomas Collins said in a June 5 statement.

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Education Minister assures school funding is not at risk

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The Ontario government respects the constitutional rights of Catholic education and is committed to its continuation, said Education Minister Laurel Broten.

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Fr. Stempfle: such a good company man

Fr. Frank Stempfle

June 18, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In 1977, St. Patrick's Parish held a celebration in honour of Father Frank Stempfle's 25th anniversary as a priest. Since then, it has also celebrated his 40th anniversary in 1992 and 50th anniversary in 2002.

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Church's defence of marriage spurs attacks

Archbishop Barry Hickey

June 18, 2012
MICHAEL KELLY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

DUBLIN – The Catholic Church is under attack "partly because of the sins of some of its leaders, but mainly because of its uncompromising teachings" on marriage, said an Australian archbishop.

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Bishops stand up for scrutiny of sisters' group

Bishop Leonard Blair

June 18, 2012
NANCY FRAZIER O'BRIEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Vatican-ordered doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is not directed at the tens of thousands of women religious whose communities are associated with LCWR, say two bishops who are assisting in the assessment.

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From the Arctic to sobriety to El Salvador

Steve Keogh

June 18, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After decades of living in darkness, Steve Keogh moved into the light and dedicated his life to bringing hope to those who have none.

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Pro-life youth trek across Canada

June 18, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Walking kilometres a day under the rain can be challenging. Add to that some fairly bad blisters and some seriously sore muscles and you have a most unpleasant march.

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