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Machete slashes were no match for Jesus' help

Eloise Bergen

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In 2008, Christian missionaries John and Eloise Bergen were working with orphans near Kitale, Kenya. Late one evening, nine men broke into their rural farm and brutally assaulted them.

Satan tricks people into being selfish, loveless, says pope

May 20, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Payback with Satan is rotten as he pushes people to be loveless and selfish, finally leaving them with nothing and alone, Pope Francis said.

Want those kids to be Catholic? Give it a sustained effort

Richard Rymarz

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Passing on the Catholic faith to your children takes time.

Richard Rymarz said that basic insight is not rocket science. However, in hectic lives where time is limited, its implementation can be difficult.

L'Arche led Hunt to see service as a 2-way street

Carmel Hunt

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Carmel Hunt was born into a ready-made community. As the youngest of nine children, she grew up learning that although everyone in her busy home was of the same family, everyone was different.

Tranquility, calm staff enhance palliative care

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For everyone born into this world, death is inevitable. But one's outlook on death changes drastically when the date of death is penciled in on a calendar.

Fair exchange

May 20, 2013

Pope Francis exchanges skull caps with a young girl.

Catholic psychotherapists unite science and faith

Melissa Guzik

May 13, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The people best equipped to support Catholic families in their struggles with mental health "are Catholic psychologists who are practising in faithfulness to the best aspects of their science and the teachings of the Church."

WYD pilgrims fly to Brazil or celebrate at home

May 13, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Just because you cannot go to Brazil for World Youth Day does not mean you have to miss the experience altogether.

Much-beloved Fr. Johnson goes to his eternal reward

Fr. Jacques Johnson

May 13, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – When asked to describe Oblate Father Jacques Johnson, the words beloved, likeable and sociable spring to mind.

Migration shapes culture, stirs conflict – theologian

Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christian theology today must take into account realities such as the increase in global migration that result from the end of colonialism, says a Presbyterian theologian.

 
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