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Hunger, poverty haunt 28,000 Edmonton Children

December 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

About 91,000 Alberta children live in poverty. Of those children, 28,000 live in Edmonton.

Muslim woman journeys to Judaism

Sara Pechanac

December 2, 2013
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Sara Pechanac was born into a Muslim family, but she remembers that even as a child she wanted to be a Jew.

Grandparents are like fine wine, says Francis

December 2, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Just as fine wine grows stronger with age, grandparents and other elderly Catholics "have the strength to leave us a noble inheritance," Pope Francis said at his early morning Mass.

Hope comes from knowing Jesus

December 2, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The West's crisis of faith has "morphed" into a crisis of hope that requires anchoring people in the great Christian story, said Montreal Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd.

Roofless church

December 2, 2013

A roofless church is seen Nov. 20 in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in a remote part of the eastern Philippines.

The other man who died Nov. 22, 1963

November 25, 2013
FR. ROBERT BARRON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Two famous men died Nov. 22, 1963. The first did so in the most dramatic way possible, assassinated in the full glare of publicity on the streets of Dallas; the second in relative obscurity, in the upstairs bedroom of his simple home on the outskirts of Oxford, England.

Local Catholics unite in prayer for Philippines

November 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

About 40,000 Filipinos call Edmonton home. Hundreds of them and other Catholics jammed St. Theresa Church Nov. 13, to pray for their homeland, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in early November.

Faith remains strong amidst the ruins of terrifying typhoon

November 25, 2013
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In the week after Super Typhoon Haiyan cut a path of devastation across the central Philippines, faith remained strong among the hardest hit.

Advent icons can aid preparation for Christmas

November 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics are called to prepare spiritually for Christmas by looking into the life and journey of Christ, says the bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.

The Catholic way to consume

November 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics who believe in economic justice and in caring for the environment have little choice but to purchase fair trade products and avoid the use of bottled water.

 
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