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Death without a funeral leaves no room to grieve

October 29, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Funerals are a way to honour a person who has died while bringing closure to friends and family affected by the death.

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Institute promises stellar palliative care

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Covenant Health, pioneers in the realm of compassionate care, celebrated the launch of the Palliative End of Life Care Institute with various palliative care leaders.

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CCCB trims staff, outsources publishing

October 29, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops will outsource its in-house publishing division and cut the position of senior advisor on social justice.

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After 105 years, St. Norbert's mission church is closing

October 29, 2012
THERESA DOHERTY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

MILLET – "Jesus wept" and the people of St. Norbert's Catholic community in Millet, Alta., are weeping also. After a tremendous struggle, their lovely mission church has been closed and sold to a property developer.

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St. Anne's Parish moves to St. Joachim's

October 29, 2012
ANNE-MARIE LIZAIRE SZOSTAK
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

On Nov. 4, 1952, the average wind in Edmonton was 23 km per hour, which made the normal 5 degrees feel more like -5C.

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Dangers of occult abound, warns convert

October 29, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

A retired Catholic school teacher warned that although the occult has a less prevalent role in today's Western society, it should still be taken seriously.

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Catechism's power celebrated

Archbishop Michael Miller

October 29, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
CATHOLIC REGISTER SPECIAL

TORONTO – The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the best comprehensive presentation of the Catholic faith in hundreds of years, said Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller.

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CCODP campaign lurches into motion

October 29, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace's fall education campaign is back on, but without postcards urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to launch a national consultation on foreign aid policy.

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Covenant Health emphasizes palliative care at meeting

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Dr. Eduardo Bruera lives in Texas, and he says almost everyone there greatly prizes their vehicles.

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Barth, Stelmach win awards for contributions to Catholic health care

Ed Stelmach

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – A longtime Catholic health care volunteer and a former premier are the first two recipients of a new award being bestowed by Covenant Health.

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