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Hobbema pilgrims moved by Kateri`s canonization

Fr. Marc Cramer

November 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Attending the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha last month was a profound spiritual experience for the pastor of Wetaskiwin and Hobbema and a group of his aboriginal parishioners.

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Laity have a mighty calling

November 12, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Church needs to put a greater priority on the role of the laity to transform the world, Archbishop Richard Smith said Nov. 1.

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Bishops restate support for CCODP`s foreign aid

Archbishop Richard Smith

November 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Catholics are urged to make foreign aid a top priority as the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace launches its fall education campaign.

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Hundreds come forward to witness for human life

April Madden

November 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hundreds of people in the Edmonton region took the time to make a difference in the struggle against abortion during the past 40 days.

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New Coptic pope

November 19, 2012

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, the newly chosen patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, conducts an interview at the Wadi Natrun Monastery in Cairo Nov. 5.

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The Family: Apprenticeship for the Apostolate

November 19, 2012
Following is Archbishop Richard Smith's catechetical presentation at the Nov. 1 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

With our opening session this evening, we embark on our fifth and final year of Nothing More Beautiful. I would like us to understand these coming months as not an end but a beginning, a sending forth, a launching out into the deep waters of our day, just as Blessed Pope John Paul II called us to do on the eve of the millennium.

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Faith and science must deepen their dialogue – Benedict

November 19, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Dialogue and cooperation between faith and science are urgently needed for building a culture that respects people and the planet, Pope Benedict told his own science academy.

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Chaplains bring hope, support for prisoners

Bishop Gary Gordon

November 19, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Finding a home, a job, a purpose and peace for men who've spent most of their lives inside prison, addicted, raging and lost is never going to be easy. But Curtis Wiebe, who has spent 23 of his 45 years inside, has a suggestion for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews: Don't cut programs that work.

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Ukrainian pioneer religious honoured

November 19, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

MUNDARE – The Ukrainian Basilian Fathers and Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate have historical significance in Alberta. Recently their contributions have been honoured by Parks Canada.

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Vatican II brought shift in role of laity

Sandy Prather

November 19, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The responsibilities and rights of the laity to participate in the work and mission of the Church are based on Scripture and tradition, formulated in Church teachings – especially those from the Second Vatican Council – and codified in canon law.

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