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CSS pays tribute to volunteers

July 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Real and Blandine Demers have given freely of their time to Catholic Social Services' Christmas Hamper Program for the past 35 years.

McKeon lauded as prophetic, compassionate leader

Bob McKeon

July 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Praising his integrity, faithfulness to the Gospel and his relentless pursuit of justice for all, Catholic Social Services presented the prestigious Bill Irwin Award of Excellence to social justice advocate Bob McKeon June 24.

One year of making friends with the city's homeless

Sr. Mary Clare Stack

July 1, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Prior to the launch of the Welcome Home program, many newly-housed people knew little about how to interact with mainstream society. A turnaround in that regard is a clear success of the new program, said Sister Mary Clare Stack.

Sister kept active teaching, travelling

Sr. Gabrielle Tellier

July 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Looking weary but in high spirits, Sister Gabrielle Tellier, a beloved retired Catholic teacher, celebrated her 100th birthday June 19 with cake, flowers and balloons in the company of colleagues and friends.

Swan saluted for advocacy for seniors

July 1, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bernadette Swan's life motto is, "You get nothing by sitting around letting the world go by. You have to be part of it."

Catholic's musical journey takes him from rock to gospel

Chris Bray

July 1, 2013
ALLISON HUNWICKS
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Chris Bray is steadfast and earnest on record, steadfast and earnest on stage, steadfast and earnest throughout a simple phone call.

Canada must protect religious freedom at home as well as abroad

Janet Epp Buckingham

July 1, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – As Canada defends religious freedom abroad, it must ensure such freedom remains well-defended at home, says constitutional lawyer Janet Epp Buckingham.

Weisgerber fêted for lifetime serving Church, aboriginals

Archbishop James Weisgerber

July 1, 2013
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

When the Second Vatican Council began in 1962, "it was like Mary meeting Elizabeth. There was something new, wonderful and energizing," said Winnipeg Archbishop James Weisgerber.

Pope Francis tells nuncios his view of a good bishop

Pope Francis

July 1, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Tracing the characteristics he wants to see in candidates to serve as bishops, Pope Francis said they must be "pastors who are close to their people, fathers and brothers, who are meek, patient and merciful."

Quebec poised to legislate 'right to euthanasia'

June 24, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Pro-life and other groups joined forces to denounce a bill governing end-of-life care introduced by the Quebec government June 12 as a form of Belgian-style euthanasia.

 
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