WCR This Week

Churches deplore gov't prison expansion plans

February 7, 2011
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

OTTAWA — The Church Council on Justice and Corrections has strongly condemned the Conservative government's plans to sharply increase spending on new federal prisons. more . . .

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Calgary schools end reliance on casinos

Logo for Calgary Catholic Schools

February 7, 2011
DR. LUCY MILLER
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

A few years ago, the Calgary Catholic School District board of trustees, staff, and school communities were faced with a difficult decision when the district considered moving away from gambling as a source of fundraising in its schools. more . . .

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High tech opens a heart to the Bible

February 7, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Everyone who reads has, at some time or other, been psychologically kidnapped by a book. A great book carries us away. They are populated with friends, allies, enemies, protectors and persecutors. Great books teach us how to fall in love, answer when challenged, hope when hopes are dashed, cry when we are hurt and laugh for the sake of laughter. more . . .

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Jesus is model for teachers — Groome

February 7, 2011
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON — Jesus is described as a teacher 150 different times in Scripture and Catholic educators should take him as their model, says noted author Thomas Groome. more . . .

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Anxiety undermines efforts for church unity — Lutheran

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Anxiety is one of the greatest threats to Christian unity, says the Lutheran pastor who led the Jan. 23 service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. more . . .

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Edmonton board agrees to halt schools' reliance on casinos

January 31, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Edmonton Catholic Schools' trustees have voted to abolish gambling activities as a source of school funding. more . . .

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Bishop Ruiz: Outstanding defender of social justice

Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia

January 31, 2011
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MEXICO CITY — Retired Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died Jan. 24 of complications from long-standing illnesses. He was 86. more . . .

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Catholic vote solidified Conservatives

January 31, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

On Jan. 23, the Conservative Party celebrated its fifth anniversary in power, thanks partly to a swing in the Catholic and the ethnic vote from the Liberals.

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Sugay was the priest with the golden heart

Fr. Jose Sugay

January 31, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Father Jose Teodoro Sugay was prayerful, a man of God and a man of tremendous self-sacrifice. more . . .

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Weisgerber committed to the right to water

January 31, 2011
MARY LEMAITRE
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG — Archbishop James Weisgerber says he won't drink bottled water where public water is available and has agreed to promote bottled-water-free zones. more . . .

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