WCR This Week

U of A students give a Kickstart for Kids

February 14, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - With gambling revenue now an unacceptable way to fund Catholic schools, some parents have questioned where money for necessary programs would come from. more . . .

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Men! Dream big dreams, live out great visions

February 14, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Recognizing evil, our forefathers sacrificed with manly courage to change the world. They took action for a nobler purpose.

In today's secularized society, however, men often buy into popular opinion, reject the Church and lack the courage to stand up for what is right. To adhere to magnanimity — a necessary virtue of a real man — Father Paul Nicholson advised patterning one's life after St. Joseph. more . . .

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Medical suicide puts the vulnerable at risk

February 14, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

GATINEAU, QUEBEC - As Quebec marked Suicide Prevention Week (Jan. 30-Feb. 5), the province's Select Committee on Dying with Dignity held hearings here testing support for legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. more . . .

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Average Quebecers speak out on the perils of assisted suicide

February 14, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

GATINEAU, QUEBEC — Katherine Dadej, 45, a biologist and mother of three young children, is afraid she might be dead now if euthanasia and assisted suicide had been legal three years ago. more . . .

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Latin American inmates left to rot in squalor

February 14, 2011
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A Feb. 3 riot at San Pedro Prison in Lima, Peru, left one inmate dead, less than two months after a fight between rival groups in San Miguel Prison in Santiago, Chile, led to a fire in which 81 inmates died. more . . .

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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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