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Tillie Zyp brought out the good in all

Tillie Zyp

October 7, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Tillie Zyp heard noise in the kitchen in the dark of night many years ago at the home she and her husband Hank lived in south of Enoch. Undeterred by the possibility that burglars might be looting their belongings, she got up and confronted three teenage boys who had broken in.

Fundraising for new church

October 7, 2013

Sylvan Lake's Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish enjoyed the good weather during their gigantic yard sale Sept. 14 and 15.

International priests welcomed to Canada

Peggy Kayne

October 7, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Back in his native Ghana, Father Alain Guenou celebrated Mass before a young, lively congregation that would sing, clap and dance during worship. His new rural congregation in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Man., is composed of mostly elderly parishioners who are more solemn.

Nun honoured for work with displaced women in Congo

Sr. Angelique Namaika

October 7, 2013
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

It is not my work only. It is the Lord's."

Such was the summation of Sister Angelique Namaika, a member of the Augustine Sisters of Dungu and Doruma, as she spoke to reporters in an international conference call upon winning the Nansen Refugee Award bestowed annually by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Catechists wave

October 7, 2013

People wave coloured cutouts after Pope Francis celebrated a Mass with catechists in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 29.

God spoke to her and saved her life

Maggie Wang

October 7, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Maggie Wang apologized to God as she stood at the side of the freeway. She awaited the transport trucks known to frequent the route near her home. That night, there was only one. And as she was about to jump, she heard a voice say, "There's more than this."

Francis seeks 'a new balance' in proclaiming the Gospel

Pope Francis

September 30, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a lengthy interview with an Italian Jesuit publication, Pope Francis has said the Church must avoid locking itself up in "small-minded rules" and must focus on the essentials of faith so it does not lose "the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel."

Music ministry must meet 5 needs

Dan Schutte

September 30, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Hospitality is the core of music ministry, says Dan Schutte, the renowned American composer of Catholic liturgical music. "It's all about paying attention to the people and what they need."

Benedict challenges atheist, says he never hid abuse

Pope Benedict XVI

September 30, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In a letter to an atheist Italian mathematician, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended his own handling of allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by clergy and politely criticized the logician's total reliance on scientific facts for meaning.

Local Poles mark centennial of Holy Rosary Parish

September 30, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

A century ago, in 1913, Holy Rosary Parish was built to serve the spiritual needs of Polish families coming to Edmonton.

 
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