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Otterson made huge mark on students, Catholic education

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Msgr. Felix Otterson, a pillar of Catholic education who touched thousands of young people through decades as a teacher and school administrator, died Sept. 9. He was 89.

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Smith unveils plans for year of faith, centennial

Archbishop Richard Smith

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Archbishop Richard Smith has announced an array of activities over the next 14 months to celebrate the Edmonton Archdiocese's centennial and the worldwide Year of Faith.

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Religious art at its peak in Florence

September 24, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Christian artists over the past couple of millennia have understood you can paint a picture about God but you can't paint God. In Florence in the first half of the 14th century artists discovered a whole new way of talking about God – new techniques, new subject matter, new insights which taken together became the Italian Renaissance.

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Cuba's Marian feast

September 24, 2012

A statue of Mary and the Christ Child is carried through the streets of Havana.

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Ukrainian or English liturgy? It depends on the congregation

Archbishop Lawrence Huculak

September 24, 2012
BARB FRAZE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WINNIPEG – Many Ukrainian Catholic leaders serving the faithful outside the homeland face a dilemma: Do they serve the needs of the new immigrants and elderly by using Ukrainian in liturgies, or do they minister in English to keep younger people coming to church?

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Build vibrant parishes, not museums

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ukrainian Catholic bishops from four continents gathered for a final celebration Sept. 16 as they closed their weeklong Synod of Bishops.

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Fr. Wilf Murchland made vicar superior of Holy Cross order

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SHERWOOD PARK – Father Wilf Murchland has been appointed vicar superior of his order, Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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Msgr. Patsula gives the precious gift of guidance

Msgr. Francis Patsula

September 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Although Msgr. Francis Patsula has never been a pastor, his goodwill and helpful contributions at two churches in the Edmonton Archdiocese for almost half a century are deeply valued.

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Award-wining liturgy magazine ceases publication

Bernadette Gasslein

September 24, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After more than five decades providing high-quality pastoral and liturgical resources to Catholic parishes and people in ministry, Celebrate! Magazine is shutting down due to increasing publication costs.

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Prelate faces death threats for his crusade against gambling

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Outspoken Archbishop Oscar Cruz said he continues to receive death threats because of his campaign against an illegal numbers racket known locally as jueteng.

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