WCR This Week

Look for a child's light and strengths

February 14, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jerry Goebel learned a crucial lesson from his mentor who was a photographer for Life magazine.

The man shot all his photos in black and white, without ever using a flash. He used the available light to tell a story. more . . .

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Invite to Stephen Lewis draws heat

February 14, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

LONDON, ONT. — Pro-life supporters are not impressed the Monsignor Feeney Foundation, a London-based Catholic education organization, is hosting international AIDS activist and pro-abortion supporter Stephen Lewis at its Feb. 16 fundraiser. more . . .

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Poverty wears many unexpected guises

February 7, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — When Mira Dineen began gathering stories for the book Persistent Poverty: Voices from the Margins, her biggest surprise was how the poor “defied stereotyping.”

The fourth-year Queen’s University student expected she would be talking to people who had grown up in poverty. That was not the case. “People we spoke to really broke that mould,” said Dineen. more . . .

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Young Adults seek a home in the Church

Cheryl Perera

February 7, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Cheryl Perera felt lost after she graduated from the now-defunct John Paul II Bible School some six years ago.

“I really enjoyed having the community of young adults at the Bible school but once I left the school and came back home, I found it difficult to find that same sort of community,” the 26-year-old St. Albert woman recalled in a recent interview. more . . .

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Ecumenical covenant builds bridges between Regina Catholics and Anglicans

February 7, 2011
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA — The sun shone brightly, the temperature climbed above freezing and Qu’Appelle Anglican Bishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson said it was a sign that God was blessing what “we are doing here today.”more . . .

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Chastity message runs against the grain in today's culture

February 7, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When Canada's Catholic bishops issued a countercultural message to young people inviting them to lead lives of chastity, the mainstream news media reacted — but with surprisingly little controversy. more . . .

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Religious orders are drawing well-educated women, says study

February 7, 2011
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON — Women entering religious orders in the United States today are highly educated and active in parish ministries, according to a new survey. more . . .

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Lawyers trump legislators in post-Charter Canada

February 11, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — Whether it is marriage, conscience rights, parental rights to educate their children or hot button issues like prostitution, the real battles are taking place in the courts say those on the front lines. more . . .

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Connect to the Holy Spirit, says action hero

Vernon Robertson

February 7, 2011
LAUREEN MCMAHON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Catholic evangelist Vernon Robertson, who was once dubbed a "Catholic action hero" by the National Post, travels everywhere with a Bible so well-thumbed it's almost falling apart. more . . .

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Society must support health care for the poor, says Benedict

February 7, 2011
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict called on civil authorities to invest more in health care systems, especially for the poor and needy. more . . .

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