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Seminary, Newman get new rector, president

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The leadership of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College is changing hands. Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has appointed two seasoned priests as seminary rector and college president.

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World's oldest bishop dies at 106

May 21, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The world's oldest Catholic bishop, Vietnamese Bishop Antoine Nguyen Van Thien, died May 13 in France two months after his 106th birthday.

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Red Deer St. Vincent de Paul Society reaches out to the poor

May 21, 2012
NICOLE ZIMMERMAN
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

RED DEER – The local executive of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has approved the purchase of a 2005 GMC cube van for the society.

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Children become disciples via the home

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The home is our most basic experience of Church, says theologian Richard Gaillardetz. It is, for Blessed John Paul II, "a school of following Christ."

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Pope John's aide cool to Fatima cult

May 21, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, is the occasion every year for millions of devotees to celebrate the apparition of Mary to three Portuguese peasant children in 1917 and to meditate on her call for repentance and conversion by the modern world.

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Africa a continent of hope, says Jesuit

May 21, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Africans still want the kind of genuine partnership with Canadians the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has fostered over the last four decades, said the provincial superior of the Jesuits in Eastern Africa.

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The tyranny of the tweet

May 21, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Archbishop Richard Smith is concerned about the effects of "the tyranny of the tweet."

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The Invitation to Eternal Life

May 21, 2012

At the celebration of the Eucharistic liturgy, after the priest has consecrated the bread and the chalice of wine, he genuflects in adoration and then proclaims "The mystery of faith" to which the people respond with a profession of faith. One popular acclamation is: "We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection until you come again."

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Author arms Christians with the facts

Michael Coren

May 21, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christianity is the central, most common and most thoroughly marginalized, obscured and misrepresented belief system in the opening years of the 21st century, says author and journalist Michael Coren.

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Lahey removed from clerical state

Raymond Lahey

May 17, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

OTTAWA – Raymond Lahey, the retired bishop of Antigonish, N.S., who was convicted of importing child pornography, has been laicized by the Vatican.

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