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St. Angela's Parish closes its doors

July 22, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Fifteen years after it was tagged for possible closure, St. Angela's Parish closed its doors for the last time June 30 and merged with St. Edmund's Parish.

Missionary theologian heads back to classroom

Fr. Thomas Weinandy

July 22, 2013
DENNIS SADOWSKI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Deep down, Capuchin Franciscan Father Thomas Weinandy always wanted to be a missionary, traveling the world to spread the good news of the Gospel.

Ditch that snazzy car and walk with the poor

July 22, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Be joyous, authentic and loving while resisting fly-by-night commitments, catty gossip and sleek cars, Pope Francis told future priests, brothers and nuns.

Popes put their own stamp on World Youth Day

July 22, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Blessed John Paul II rallied young Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI instructed them and Pope Francis is preparing to send them out on mission.

She had to learn that God loves her

Veena D'Silva

July 22, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Veena D'Silva was a Sunday Catholic, believing that God would love her and answer her prayers only if she was good and did everything right to please God.

Priests comfort Quebec disaster victims

July 22, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

When a runaway train barreled into Lac-Mégantic on July 6, firefighters came to the rectory of Ste-Agnes Catholic Church and told the priests to get out immediately.

Pope Francis prays for those impacted by Quebec train disaster

July 22, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUE. – Pope Francis offered prayers for the people touched by the tragic July 6 train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, said the Vatican secretary of state.

Trauma remains

July 22, 2013

A Bosnian woman cries over the grave of a relative at the site where hundreds of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre were buried July 11.

New priests are 'works of art,' says archbishop

July 15, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It's nearly 12,000 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Edmonton. But Cay Pham made that journey so she could be present at the July 5 priestly ordination of her son Father Luan Vu, an ordination that was the culmination of his own incredible journey.

Canadian mines trash Madagascar's ecology, lifestyle

July 15, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In Madagascar, your family may have lived on its land for centuries but unless you have a legal title to that land, a Canadian mining company or a rich Malagasy can buy that property and chase you off it.