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Vatican II gave new view of revelation

Fr. David Norman

October 22, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Vatican II's document on divine revelation presents Jesus as the source of all revelation while Scripture and Church Tradition are mirrors that reflect Jesus to believers, says a professor at Newman Theological College.

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The Second Vatican Council: What was it and why is it important today

October 22, 2012

This year the Catholic Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of a momentous event: the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Today, however, many Catholics – particularly the young – have scarcely heard of the Council, while others may know very little about it. Therefore, as Bishops, we wish to take this occasion to call to mind the joy and vitality that the Council brought to the Church through its key teachings.

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NET team targets Quebec youth`s faith

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

October 22, 2012
CAROLYN GIRARD
CATHOLIC REGISTER

After 18 years of evangelizing youth across Canada, National Evangelization Teams (NET) Ministries has finally taken hold in Quebec.

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Vatican II brought medicine of mercy, Wachowich says

Retired Chief Justice Allan Wachowich

October 22, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Lay people must be treated as equal partners in the Church for the legacy of the Second Vatican Council to continue to grow, said former Chief Justice Allan Wachowich.

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New graduates sing praises of Newman College

Eliza Holst

October 22, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Delving deeper into their faith, forging lasting friendships, and loving Jesus in a more profound way are just a handful of the benefits for graduates of Newman Theological College.

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Ont. education minister labels pro-life teaching misogynist

Cardinal Thomas Collins

October 22, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Comments from Ontario's education minister that equate Catholic teaching on abortion with misogyny have provoked a letter of protest from Cardinal Thomas Collins and a call for the minister's resignation from other irate Catholics.

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Sign of Hope funds program for fetal alcohol disorder

October 22, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Nicole was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) at age 14 she was devastated.

She was told she had the mental capacity of a Grade 4 student and that made her furious. "I was very upset and felt dumb," she recalled.

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Edmonton strikes up friendship with northern diocese

October 22, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Edmonton Archdiocese and the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith have entered into a twinning arrangement that may lead to more cooperation between the two dioceses.

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Anti-euthanasia groups to fight Quebec plans

October 22, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Anti-euthanasia groups, including a new physician's organization, are pushing back against Parti Quebecois plans to bring in euthanasia under the euphemistic guise of "medical aid in dying."

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Youth told to live faith dangerously

October 22, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Danger may involve peril, adventure or taking risks, explained author Frank Mercadante, featured speaker at the annual archdiocesan youth rally.

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