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Aboriginals recount pain of life in residential schools

June 17, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

At age seven, Mary Moonias was whisked off to the Ermineskin Residential School in Hobbema along with three of her siblings. For the next nine years she was subjected to "terrible and awful" treatment by the Catholics who ran the school.

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Holy Spirit needs breathing room in the Church, says theologian

Fr. Ormond Rush

June 17, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

MIAMI, FLA. – Although the Second Vatican Council called on the Catholic Church to mirror the life of the Trinity, the Church is still far from being converted to that vision, a leading Australian theologian said June 8.

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Alta. CWL takes stand against sex selection

Dorothy Johansen

June 17, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

CALGARY – Disclosure of the sex of an unborn child should not be permitted until the fetus has reached 30 weeks gestation, says the Alberta-Mackenzie Catholic Women's League.

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Decades of work for justice earns McKeon CSS top award

Bob McKeon

June 17, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bob McKeon, the associate director of social justice for the Edmonton archdiocese, is this year's recipient of the Msgr. Bill Irwin Award of Excellence.

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Jesuit outlines threats to West from Muslim Brotherhood

Fr. Henri Boulad

June 24, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A priest who directs the Jesuit Cultural Centre in Alexandria, Egypt, blasted Western support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt during a visit to Parliament Hill.

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Pastoral appointments for St. Paul Diocese

June 24, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

ST. PAUL, ALTA. – Bishop Paul Terrio has announced the following priests' appointments for the Diocese of St. Paul. All appointments take effect Aug. 15.

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Students reach out to new immigrants

June 24, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON – On May 29, the St. Clement Grade 5 students marked their successful completion of the international baccalaureate Primary Years Program with an exhibition.

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Oblate becomes bishop, grandfather

June 24, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Bishop Anthony Krotki found out a few weeks before his episcopal ordination he was finally a grandfather.

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God's love is stronger than the devil, Pope Francis tells crowd

June 24, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Christians have "far to go" if they seek to be known primarily for their love of God and neighbour, Pope Francis said.

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Parliament may declare April 2 Pope John Paul II Day in Canada

June 24, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A private member's bill to designate April 2 as Pope John Paul II Day in Canada passed third reading in the House of Commons June 12 with support from all political parties.

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