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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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Archdiocese launches centennial celebration

Archbishop Richard Smith

October 22, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The act of faith is a surrender of the self to God and an acceptance of all that he has revealed and taught – a movement born of awareness of God's love and trust in his providence.

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Fr. Terrio named bishop of St. Paul

Fr. Paul Terrio

October 22, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The phone call to Father Paul Terrio inviting him to come to Ottawa to meet with the apostolic nuncio came on the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day.

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Waiting for lunch

October 29, 2012

Children living in a squatters' area wait Sept. 21 for a free meal consisting of rice, chicken and vegetables.

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'They fear they won't ever be happy again'

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Pilgrims Hospice opened its doors in January 2000, its goal was to help families, children and teens cope with the grief of a loved one who had either been diagnosed with or died from a terminal illness.

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