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WCR holds line on expenses, but has small deficit

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October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
EDITOR

The Western Catholic Reporter showed a small deficit of $6,353 in its fiscal year that ended March 31, 2012.

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WCR strives to form and inform readers

Glen Argan

October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WCR EDITOR

Forty years ago, a major Vatican document stated, "It is hard to see how people can keep in touch with what is happening in the Church without the Catholic press."

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Apostolic nuncio warns bishops of religious freedom threats

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The pope's representative in Canada has warned Sept. 24 of threats to Catholic education in Canada and urged Canada's bishops to "remain aware of developments in our society that jeopardize religious freedom."

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Pope's butler 'feels guilty,' but claims he's innocent

Paolo Gabriele

October 8, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
AND CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Paolo Gabriele, the papal butler charged with stealing and leaking papal correspondence, said he is innocent of charges of aggravated theft, but "I feel guilty for having betrayed the trust the Holy Father placed in me."

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Youth encouraged to make WYD pilgrimage to Brazil

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

So much could have gone wrong at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto.

The event was only months after the terror of 9/11, sex abuse scandals involving the Church were erupting, Pope John Paul II was very ill, and a garbage strike was looming in Toronto.

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Economist forecasts further suffering

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAINTE-ADELE, QUEBEC – The world is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Depression and "there is no miracle cure," a Montreal-based economist told Canadian bishops Sept. 25.

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Take the Gospel to your friends

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The New Evangelization has become Pope Benedict's focus as well as a central concern of the Edmonton Archdiocese, "which makes us wonder what was wrong with the other evangelization," said Basilian Father Thomas Rosica.

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Corpus Christi launches fundraiser

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Southeast Edmonton's spiraling population makes another Catholic church in the area not only a hope, but a necessity.

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Sister shares her poignant life journey

Sr. Edith Elder

October 8, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After her retirement from teaching and full-time ministry, Sister Edith Elder facilitated monthly retreats in her home. Yet she sought something more to do with her extra time.

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CCODP, bishops working together, says Smith

October 8, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has reaffirmed its ongoing collaboration with Development and Peace (CCODP), walking a fine line between respecting its lay-run character and ensuring its Catholic identity.

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