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Church will go forward with the Spirit, says Prather

Sandra Prather

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Sandra Prather, when we talk about honouring and engaging the spirit of Vatican II we are thinking about an open Church, a welcoming Church, a Church engaged in the world.

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Anglican Use parish visited by Canadian head

April 29, 2013
MARY SKELTON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - Father Lee Kenyon, the Canadian head of ex-Anglicans who have become Roman Catholic, made his first visit to the Edmonton community April 15.

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CCODP supports Afghani women

April 29, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

Every 30 minutes in Afghanistan, a woman dies in childbirth. As well, one in three women experience physical, psychological or sexual abuse, and forced marriages are common.

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Wray has given 49 years to making marriages better

Richard Wray

April 29, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For almost half a century, Richard Wray has been transforming lives by preparing couples for marriage and making them better parents.

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Canada's human trafficking victims climb to 15,000 annually

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

LEDUC – Human trafficking is increasingly turning into a domestic activity with as many as 15,000 people becoming victims every year in Canada.

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CWL president targets members' talents, sharing

Gwen Elliott

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The new leader of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League plans to encourage recruitment and to reach out to rural members.

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Civilization of love offers hope amidst bombings – O'Malley

Patty Campbell

April 29, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Without the civilization of love, there will be no civilization at all, said Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley in his homily at a Mass offered for the repose of the souls of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath.

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Prayer community puts down roots in Winnipeg

May 6, 2013
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG - Chemin Neuf, an international Catholic community, has put down roots here thanks to the Missionary Oblate Sisters of St. Boniface's gift of its former residence.

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Canadian brother murdered in Haiti

May 6, 2013
EZRA FIESER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Marianist Brother Richard Joyal, who was murdered in Haiti after withdrawing money at an ATM in late April, was a dedicated missionary who had worked in trying circumstances around the world.

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Murdered bishop

May 6, 2013

A woman prays at the casket of Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera in observance of the 15th anniversary of his murder before it is moved to a new crypt at the cathedral in Guatemala City April 25.

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