WCR This Week

Holster those guns, says Vatican

January 24, 2011
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Catholic Church's position on gun control is not easy to find; there are dozens of speeches and talks and a few documents that call for much tighter regulation of the global arms trade, but what about private gun ownership? more . . .

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Ecumenical flight still far from home

January 24, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

For years, Christian leaders have recognized a waning enthusiasm for ecumenism, but now they are warning that too many Christians assume their divisions and differences just don't matter. more . . .

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Canada’s bishops enter formal dialogue with evangelicals

January 24, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The Catholic Church in Canada has agreed to begin a formal theological dialogue with evangelicals. The first set of meetings will take place March 24-25 in Toronto. more . . .

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God triumphs over evil in exorcism

January 24, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Exorcisms have always piqued the Hollywood imagination and provided a steady source of material for filmmakers in the horror genre. And with a new movie set for release Jan. 28, plus a reality-TV series on exorcists, Hollywood is once again entering the battleground of good versus evil.more . . .

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Sask. marriage commissioners must perform same-sex weddings

January 24, 2011
CATHOLIC REGISTER STAFF

REGINA — The right of gay couples to be married free from discrimination trumps the freedom of religion and conscience rights of Saskatchewan's marriage commissioners, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled. more . . .

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Moving takes its toll

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Experience, patience and faith are essentials for the man at the helm of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College.

For the past six months, Sulpician Father Shayne Craig, 46, has been focused on the new building and the move. more . . .

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Newman’s dean surrenders to ‘the adventure’

January 24, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — At the top of the list of traumatic events in a person's life, death and divorce are followed by moving.

"We've lived through that," says Father Stefano Penna, academic dean at Newman Theological College. "This has been a journey in the desert a lot of the time." more . . .

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CWL, Knights help college, seminary

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Both Newman Theological College and St. Joseph's Seminary have gone through tremendous change lately. What remains constant is their undying support from two Catholic organizations, the Catholic Women's League and Knights of Columbus. more . . .

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The life of a seminarian

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Through high school and until his third year of university, Kristopher Schmidt had plans to become a medical doctor. But when he realized God was calling him to the priesthood, he promptly traded the stethoscope for a Bible. more . . .

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High quality modern library helps give college credibility

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The initial plan two years ago was for Newman Theological College to vacate its old campus near St. Albert and move directly to its new location, beside the Catholic Pastoral Centre. more . . .

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