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Safe ministries the goal of Called to Protect

December 3, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Lay leaders and volunteers in the Edmonton Archdiocese are learning how to deliver safe services to their parishioners, especially children.

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St. Paul challenge: Diverse diocese covers large area

December 10, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since the departure of Bishop Luc Bouchard in March, parishioners of the St. Paul Diocese have been waiting for a new leader. The wait is finally over, as Bishop Paul Terrio takes the helm.

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Terrio brought life to parishes

December 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Paul's Bishop-elect Paul Terrio left a good impression in the parishes and missions he served. Parishioners at both St. Peter's Parish in Villeneuve and Holy Trinity Parish in Spruce Grove-Stony Plain affectionately describe Terrio as a warm, fatherly and caring priest who went out of his way to make people welcome.

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Terrio walked a winding road on his way to St. Paul

December 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It was a long and winding road on which Bishop-elect Paul Terrio travelled from the Eastern Townships of Quebec to the Edmonton Archdiocese, a road that took him through Montreal, Brazil and Rome, always learning, always searching and finding every step along the way amazing and wonderful.

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Big brother loved animals, always cared for siblings

December 10, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Her first memory of her big brother is a tender one. "Paul was babysitting me when my parents went out and he rocked me in the big chair in the kitchen," recalls Jenny Terrio Baturin. "He was always a caregiver and took care of me in a very loving way."

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Combatting AIDS

December 10, 2012

A nurse uses a syringe to give liquid medicine to a young HIV patient at San Jose Hospice in Sacatepequez, Guatemala.

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Muller speaks against 'heretical interpretation' of Vatican II

December 10, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Traditionalist and progressive camps that see the Second Vatican Council as breaking with the truth both espouse a "heretical interpretation" of the council and its aims, said the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Capitalism: A moral approach?

Fr. Robert Sirico

December 10, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Father Robert Sirico has been courting controversy for most of his adult life.

In the early 1970s, he was a radical activist in California, campaigning for left-wing causes with the likes of Jane Fonda and her then-husband, Tom Hayden. Later in the decade, he returned to the Catholic faith of his childhood and eventually became a priest.

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Vatican II initiated dialogue with the world, says McKeon

December 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Widely seen as a landmark of Catholic social teaching, the wide-ranging document Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope), focuses on the role of the Church and its members in the world.

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The quest for the sacred is universal

Dorothy Steffler

December 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

People say faith is caught, not taught, implying that what one sees and experiences as a youngster determines one's faith experience.

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