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Hope, faith sustain Provost parish

August 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Mary's Parish in Provost puts a focus on children.

For the past century, the parish has been responsible for the spiritual upbringing of the area children, and for the past 50 years in their educational upbringing at St. Thomas Aquinas School.

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Secularist charter would push out religious believers

Iain Benson

August 27, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

A religious freedom expert warns the Parti Quebecois leader's proposed Charter of Secularism would violate Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms and push many religious believers out of the public service.

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New CWL president brings spiritual focus

Betty Ann Brown Davidson

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The new national president of the Catholic Women's League is a deeply spiritual woman who wants league members to foster a relationship with Jesus.

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Middle East Christians caught in the middle – Hetu

Carl Hetu

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Christianity was born in the Middle East and yet today it's fast disappearing from the region. Extremism, political instability and lack of jobs are driving Christian families away from the region.

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CWL foundation will nurture women leaders

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Catholic Women's League of Canada, in partnership with the Sisters of Service of Toronto, is setting up a $1-million private charitable foundation to train women in leadership in the Church and in society.

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Basilica rector gets added responsibility

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Adam Lech is the man to go to in the Edmonton Archdiocese. Archbishop Richard Smith appointed him chancellor of the archdiocese Aug. 17.

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Euthanasia: British courts refuse to take the lead

August 27, 2012
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Tony Nicklinson, a man paralyzed from the neck down following a stroke seven years ago, wept before TV cameras after he was told that he had lost a two-year legal battle to change the law on euthanasia.

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Nigerian Church pleads for world to witness its trauma

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama

August 27, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The president of the Nigerian bishops' conference has called for the international community to help his country improve its security operations to stop the "fundamentalist, fanatic" Boko Haram terrorist group.

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Falling numbers worry the Church

September 3, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The percentage of Catholics practising their faith is declining almost everywhere around the globe. Almost all bishops report it, but it's difficult to prove statistically.

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Saints show that Church is holy despite many failings

September 3, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Catholic devotion to the saints appears to be alive and well, and Pope Benedict continues to proclaim new saints at a regular pace.

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