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Catholic women's residence being built at U of A

February 3, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta is building a $35-million women's residence to house female students who want to live in a unisex environment on campus. The new residence will be built just south of the college, adjacent to the men's residence, and will host 282 female residents. It's expected to welcome students in September 2015.

Young Catholics abandoning faith . . . and they may not come back

February 3, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Where are the young Catholic people? One out of two of those who were raised in the faith no longer attend Mass. They are not switching to other churches but when asked about their faith, they call themselves spiritual but not religious. Some call themselves agnostic or atheists.

When Christians pray, work together, there will be unity

February 3, 2014
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – While Christian unity will be a gift from God, it won't drop miraculously from the sky but will be given to the followers of Christ step by step as they walk together and work together, Pope Francis said.

Ecumenism display focuses on native ties with Church

February 3, 2014
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Despite the troubled history between First Nations people and Canada's Christians, many First Nations people have embraced the Christian faith and bear witness through their lives to the love of Christ.

Local Christians unite to witness their love of Christ

February 3, 2014
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Christ has not been divided, Anglican Bishop Jane Alexander said Jan. 26 as she reflected on the theme of the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Has Christ been Divided?

Young Filipino skater relies on Mom and God

Michael Christian Martinez

February 3, 2014
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In the lobby of a luxury hotel in Manila, Michael Christian Martinez balanced on one leg and swung the other forward. The lanky 17-year-old was on the ball of his foot and looked like he was about to spring upward into the air.

Womb transplants prompt ethical conundrums in Catholic circles

Moira McQueen

February 3, 2014
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Doctors in Sweden are one step closer to giving women without a womb a chance to give birth to their own child, but their ground-breaking procedure is raising ethical eyebrows in Catholic circles.

Belief in one God a source of love, not violence

February 3, 2014
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Violence is the "greatest corruption of religion," while belief in a single God is the "principle and source of love between human beings," says a new study by a Vatican advisory panel of theologians.

New Philippine cardinal wins praise from Catholics, Muslims

Cardinal-designate Orlando Quevedo

February 3, 2014
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippines' newly named cardinal works in the heart of the country's Muslim region, and Muslims as well as Catholics praise him and his work.

Pope's merciful stance genuine, not PR posturing

February 3, 2014
ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Veteran Vatican reporter John Allen Jr. took up the old journalist "man on the street" challenge by a priest in the poorest part of Buenos Aires when he sought the truth about how Pope Francis came to be known as a bishop of the poor.

 
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