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Sacred Heart Parish celebrates 100 years of joy-filled faith

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For all of the people who supported their ventures, prayed and worshipped with them, and kept the faith alive at Sacred Heart Parish in Edson for the past century, Oct. 27 was an evening to celebrate. The town has been richly blessed and well-served by many amiable priests, the Sisters of Service and the Catholic schools.

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Newman quickly chooses West as its new leader

Dr. Jason West

November 5, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Newman Theological College's board of directors has moved quickly to fill the gap left by its president, Father Paul Terrio, being named the bishop of St. Paul.

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St. Kateri had an undivided heart, Smith says at special Mass

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – St. Kateri Tekakwitha is a model of how to live with a pure, undivided heart, said Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Benedict proposes three-fold evangelical thrust

Pope Benedict

November 5, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Winning converts to the Church, ministering better to practising Catholics and bringing lapsed members back into the fold are all parts of "new evangelization," Pope Benedict said.

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Hammond's ecumenical work honoured by St. Stephen's

November 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Julien Hammond has spent a decade promoting cooperation, unity and better understanding among different religious denominations in Alberta.

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All Saints' Day

November 12, 2012

Maria Regina Zucchi, 24, of Sao Paolo, Brazil, stands near a painting of a saint.

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Court of Appeal overturns hate speech complaint

Bishop Fred Henry

November 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Calgary Bishop Fred Henry welcomes the Alberta Court of Appeal decision in favour of a former youth pastor who has been fighting a hate speech complaint for 10 years.

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My mother, the saint

November 12, 2012
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

I am very grateful to Archbishop Richard Smith for inviting me here to speak to you about my mother – and not just because I am a typical Italian boy – and to have the opportunity to do so especially here in North America, where she is well known and loved by many people. Precisely in your country the message concerning my mother has been welcomed and loved, and has spread incredibly fast.

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Welcome to Mother Margaret Mary High School

November 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Upon entry into Mother Margaret Mary Catholic High School, visitors will find that the new school, situated in southwest Edmonton, is modern, impeccably clean, and has windows all around its perimeter to brighten the hallways.

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Effective parents try to be good, not perfect

Thomas Lickona

November 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Thomas Lickona recalls coming home cranky and hungry one evening to find his wife on the phone with a needy friend and no supper ready.

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