WCR This Week

Jay's WCR This Week Articles

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.

Popular tags:

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.

Popular tags:

National March for Life focuses on slaughter of innocent girls

May 20, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – This year's National March for Life May 9 framed abortion as a human rights issue, damaging especially to women and girls, and it drew the largest crowd ever.

Popular tags:

Benedict's message called for respectful online dialogue

May 20, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Social media need to promote more logic, kindness and Christian witness than bluster, star-status and division, says the pope's 2013 message for World Communications Day.

Popular tags:

Church needs role in social media – Smith

Archbishop Richard Smith

May 20, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Vatican has been quick to embrace the social networks but dioceses have been cautious. The Edmonton Archdiocese is on Facebook and Archbishop Richard Smith has a blog. Soon a Twitter account may be opened.

Popular tags:

Country parish weaves a unifying spiritual fabric

May 20, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Ken Fast described living the faith in a rural setting as being "like one piece of cloth" – an integration of family, work and church life into one fabric, not something disjointed.

Popular tags:

Colour a flower, eat ice cream – it's a Day of Compassion

May 20, 2013
MICHELINE PARE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

All of us are living love stories and some of those stories express tenderness towards the elderly who are spouses, mothers or fathers, friends and soulmates, who have lost their autonomy.

Popular tags:

Human dignity rooted in life and family, says Smith

Archbishop Richard Smith

May 20, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – The culture of life is grounded on the inalienable dignity of each person, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

Popular tags:

'She wasn't a bit of tissue; she was a baby girl'

May 20, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Norma Chamut found herself pregnant with her fourth child she had an abortion.

Popular tags:

WYD cross in Brazil

May 27, 2013

Young people carry the World Youth Day cross during its arrival in Icarai beach in Niteroi, Brazil, May 19.

Popular tags: