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Jesus is our Lord and our God

Fr. Don MacDonald

February 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Based on the experience that certain chosen people had during Jesus' public ministry, especially the Apostles, the Jesus we see in the Gospels is fully human, says Father Don MacDonald.

Teens get the straight goods on love

February 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For the third straight year, Alexandria Blunt, a Grade 9 student, made the trip from Sherwood Park to the youth rally at Holy Trinity Church in Spruce Grove/Stony Plain.

Peru's bishops fight smelter for clean air

February 11, 2013
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Development and Peace is supporting the Peruvian bishops' conference in its work with local communities to fight for a cleaner environment in which to raise their children.

Faith is only real when it leads to charity – Pope Benedict

February 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Faith and charity can never be separated nor opposed to each other, just as faith by itself isn't genuine without charity, Pope Benedict said.

Collins advises B.C. lawyers to serve the common good

Cardinal Thomas Collins

February 11, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Wise decision-making is founded on conscience, prudence and concern for the common good, Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto told Vancouver lawyers Jan. 24.

St. Thomas More – a model for lawyers

February 11, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - St. Thomas More was a man of great integrity and character, and his virtuous life should be a model for lawyers, said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

L.A. prelate bars predecessor from all public duties

Cardinal Roger Mahony

February 11, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Cardinal Roger Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties" as retired archbishop of Los Angeles because of past failures to protect children from clergy sex abuse, Archbishop Jose Gomez announced Jan. 31.

Cursillo retreats bear fruit with a joy-filled faith

Belle Perry

February 11, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Sixteen years ago, Doug Macleay had no idea what a Cursillo was, but a friend convinced him to give it a try.

Violent Muslim finds Christ`s love

February 11, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Pastor Wagdi Iskander faced the death sentence not long after becoming a Christian in his native Sudan. Since escaping prison, he has devoted his life to sharing the Gospel with Muslims.

Confession mends a broken soul

February 11, 2013
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

After "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned" – even if they get that far – there are millions of Catholics who don't know what to say next.