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Ukrainian or English liturgy? It depends on the congregation

Archbishop Lawrence Huculak

September 24, 2012
BARB FRAZE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WINNIPEG – Many Ukrainian Catholic leaders serving the faithful outside the homeland face a dilemma: Do they serve the needs of the new immigrants and elderly by using Ukrainian in liturgies, or do they minister in English to keep younger people coming to church?

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Build vibrant parishes, not museums

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ukrainian Catholic bishops from four continents gathered for a final celebration Sept. 16 as they closed their weeklong Synod of Bishops.

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Fr. Wilf Murchland made vicar superior of Holy Cross order

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – Father Wilf Murchland has been appointed vicar superior of his order, Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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Msgr. Patsula gives the precious gift of guidance

Msgr. Francis Patsula

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Although Msgr. Francis Patsula has never been a pastor, his goodwill and helpful contributions at two churches in the Edmonton Archdiocese for almost half a century are deeply valued.

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Award-wining liturgy magazine ceases publication

Bernadette Gasslein

September 24, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After more than five decades providing high-quality pastoral and liturgical resources to Catholic parishes and people in ministry, Celebrate! Magazine is shutting down due to increasing publication costs.

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Prelate faces death threats for his crusade against gambling

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Outspoken Archbishop Oscar Cruz said he continues to receive death threats because of his campaign against an illegal numbers racket known locally as jueteng.

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Bishop brokers truce in gang warfare

Bishop Fabio Colindres Abarca

September 24, 2012
EDGARDO AYALA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SAN SALVADOR – Against all odds, as virtually everyone thought that the truce between violent Salvadoran gangs would break at any time, Bishop Fabio Colindres Abarca has proved otherwise.

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Safe Communities REACHes out to city's churches

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The goal of a new coordinating council in Edmonton is to make the city safer within one generation.

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Bishops support bill on unborn human life

September 24, 2012
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement in support of MP Stephen Woodworth's private member's motion to recognize the sacredness of unborn human life.

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RCIA aids searchers in giving their gifts to the Church

Bishop Gerald Wiesner

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus had time for everyone, including society's outcasts. He forged friendships among all types of people, from adulterers and the disabled to lepers and tax collectors.

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