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After 105 years, St. Norbert's mission church is closing

October 29, 2012
THERESA DOHERTY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

MILLET – "Jesus wept" and the people of St. Norbert's Catholic community in Millet, Alta., are weeping also. After a tremendous struggle, their lovely mission church has been closed and sold to a property developer.

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St. Anne's Parish moves to St. Joachim's

October 29, 2012
ANNE-MARIE LIZAIRE SZOSTAK
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

On Nov. 4, 1952, the average wind in Edmonton was 23 km per hour, which made the normal 5 degrees feel more like -5C.

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Dangers of occult abound, warns convert

October 29, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

A retired Catholic school teacher warned that although the occult has a less prevalent role in today's Western society, it should still be taken seriously.

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Catechism's power celebrated

Archbishop Michael Miller

October 29, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
CATHOLIC REGISTER SPECIAL

TORONTO – The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the best comprehensive presentation of the Catholic faith in hundreds of years, said Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller.

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CCODP campaign lurches into motion

October 29, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace's fall education campaign is back on, but without postcards urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to launch a national consultation on foreign aid policy.

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Covenant Health emphasizes palliative care at meeting

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Dr. Eduardo Bruera lives in Texas, and he says almost everyone there greatly prizes their vehicles.

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Barth, Stelmach win awards for contributions to Catholic health care

Ed Stelmach

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – A longtime Catholic health care volunteer and a former premier are the first two recipients of a new award being bestowed by Covenant Health.

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Providence sisters work with the vulnerable, needy

October 29, 2012
ELOI DE GRACE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Mother Emilie Gamelin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence, lived in Montreal from 1800 to 1851. Her parents taught her to help those who were needy or suffering.

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Young bishop was awestruck at the start of Vatican II

Bishop William McNaughton

October 29, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – It was Oct. 11, 1962, and the bishop of Inchon, Korea, was walking in a procession of more than 2,200 other bishops into St. Peter's Basilica on the opening day of the Second Vatican Council.

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Vatican II flipped image of Church onto its side

October 29, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The teaching of the Second Vatican Council represents a shift from seeing the Church primarily as an ordered institution to understanding the Church as a mystery, said Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald.

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