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Bible school fires kids with faith

July 22, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Seventy children re-enacted the lives of the saints and became "missionaries in motion" when they took part in the St. Thomas More Parish Vacation Bible School, July 8-12.

Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage begins

July 22, 2013

The Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage, which annually draws tens of thousands of people from across Western and Northern Canada, begins the evening of Saturday, July 20 and continues through to the morning of Thursday, July 25, the feast of St. Anne.

Daughters of Wisdom founded Theresetta School

July 22, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

While the town of Castor is known for its duck and geese migration as well as its agriculture and mining industries, Sister Harriet Hermary remembers the people for their special spirit.

Ukrainian sisters start foundation

July 22, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Through a life of prayer and active service, the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate are dedicated to sharing their experience of God's compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love.

Magdalene House cycling tour seeks donations for home

July 22, 2013
DAVID BOUCHARD
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

RED DEER – Magdalene House Society is a charitable organization in Alberta providing a home for the recovery of people who are exploited through human trafficking.

Canadian Catholics push to bring Syrian refugees to Canada

July 22, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

As refugees from Syria's civil war continue to stream into Lebanon, Jordan and other countries, Canadian Catholics are pushing hard to respond on two fronts.

CNEWA supports churches in Egypt and Syria

July 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Christian population in Syria faces a threat of being "wiped out," says CNEWA Canada (Catholic Near East Welfare Association) national secretary Carl Hétu.

Hate speech section of Human Rights Act getting the axe

Joanne McGarry

July 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

After languishing a year in the Senate and a last ditch effort by prominent Liberal senators to kill it, a bill to axe section 13 from the Canadian Human Rights Act has received royal assent.

Palliative care would cut health care costs substantially

July 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) has released a study showing that Ontario could save millions of dollars on health care costs through improving palliative care access.

St. Angela's Parish closes its doors

July 22, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Fifteen years after it was tagged for possible closure, St. Angela's Parish closed its doors for the last time June 30 and merged with St. Edmund's Parish.