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Rare fine art Bibles grace St. Mary's

October 15, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY – St. Mary's University College has acquired two volumes of the rare fine art edition of The Saint John's Bible – Pentateuch and Psalms – thanks to the generosity of G.J. (Gerry) and Anna Maier.

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Nobel Prize recognizes value of adult stem cells

October 15, 2012
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Catholic leaders in Europe hailed the decision to give a Nobel Prize to two pioneers of adult stem-cell research as a triumph for ethics.

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Parishes, school to celebrate Kateri's canonization

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

October 15, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Parishes in and around Edmonton are planning special celebrations in conjunction with the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, the young maiden who, despite objections from her clan, came to know and love Jesus.

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Welcome Home links 'friends' with the formerly homeless

Debbie Jodoin

October 15, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Debbie Jodoin spent a year living in a shelter and begging for change on the streets. Her situation improved dramatically five months ago when she moved into a brand new apartment through the Housing First program.

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Roasted Tortillas

October 22, 2012

A farmer is seen digging irrigation channels in Alauca, Honduras.

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Abortion traumatizes babies' fathers too

Scott Miller

October 22, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

If you think abortion only affects women and the unborn child, think again. Men generally deal with abortion in silence but they also experience post-abortion trauma, according to Winnipeg pastor and counsellor Scott Miller.

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Root evangelization in contemplation – Williams

Archbishop Rowan Williams

October 22, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Evangelization is not a project, but the natural "overflow" of an experience of Christ and his Church that transforms lives, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion told the Synod of Bishops.

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Bishop seeks greater role for women

October 22, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - New evangelization will never be possible without women who are proud and happy to belong to the Catholic Church, the president of the Belgian bishops' conference told the Synod of Bishops.

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Abuse crisis left legacy of distrust, bishop tells synod

Bishop Brian Dunn

October 22, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Canadian bishop whose diocese was rocked by clerical sex abuse crises told the Synod of Bishops that the new evangelization must address the reality of distrust and disappointment the scandal left in its wake.

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Pope focuses attention on Vatican II

October 22, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In an article marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Benedict both praised and criticized some of the council's most consequential documents.

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