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CWL awarded 2011 Monsignor Bill Irwin Award of Excellence

Gladys Brown

July 4, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — From helping women and children to flee domestic violence to supporting new immigrants, the Catholic Women's League has a reputation for responding whenever there is a need in Edmonton.

The Catholic Women's League of the Edmonton Archdiocese is this year's recipient of the 2011 Monsignor Bill Irwin Award of Excellence.

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CSS applauded for presence, caring

July 4, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Caregiving is more oriented to being present to others than being successful in solving their problems, says Sister Sue Mosteller.

When people fix things and make good things happen, others "applaud and they say, 'You are a success, you won my court case, and you cured my mother when she was sick,'" Mosteller told the annual meeting of Catholic Social Services.

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Triumphant Corpus Christi procession

July 4, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Downtown motorists, people waiting at bus stops and those looking out from their apartment balconies saw Catholics proceeding through the streets.

Many of the general public asked what was going on. Those in the procession were quick to respond that they are Catholics, and that this was the archdiocese's Corpus Christi procession.

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Sports anchor canned for tweet supporting marriage

July 4, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — The Catholic Civil Rights League is standing by the human rights appeal of Damian Goddard, a sports anchor fired for his Catholic views on traditional marriage.

Goddard, a former host of Connected on Rogers Sportsnet, plans to file a human rights complaint against his former employer, Rogers Communication Inc.

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Marriages get a boost as couples draw near to God

Teams of Our Lady logo

July 4, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Miriam and Terry Sharp say they now have the kind of relationship they dreamt about thanks to a movement for married couples they joined in 2006 at Edmonton's Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish) Parish.

Not long after getting married in 2005 the Sharps started to notice something was missing in their relationship. Things were good, but not good enough.

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Priests, laity hold fort against rioters

July 11, 2011
BRENT MATTSON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - The Canucks' Game 7 match against the Boston Bruins started off as a great day for Father Glenn Dion, rector of Holy Rosary Cathedral. He had been given a ticket to the coveted game as a gift, so he felt comfortable splurging on a new jersey at the Bay.

He enjoyed the game "even though we didn't win," and when he began walking home to the cathedral rectory he saw mostly happy people.

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Priesthood brought me closer to God — pope

July 11, 2011
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict reflected on his 60 years as a priest, calling it a demanding and "awe-inspiring" ministry that brought him closer to God.

The pope's personal recollection came June 29, the anniversary of his priestly ordination in Bavaria in 1951 and the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the patron saints of Rome.

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Icons draw spiritual seekers to Christ

July 11, 2011
LAUREEN MCMAHON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Embracing the Christian life is a sacred mystery; icons possess a mysterious power to draw the spiritual seeker to Christ, says iconographer Matthia Langone.

Icons are artistic "written" images of Jesus, Mary, the saints, or angels which offer a living theology and experience of prayer. Iconographers not only offer their creative charism to God, they offer their whole heart, mind, and soul.

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U.S. author, apologist touts the family as the image of the Trinity

Catholic Family Life - Logo

July 11, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

LAC STE. ANNE — Families are icons of the Trinity and the place where we learn to become holy, apologist Mark Shea told the annual Family Life Conference July 2.

"Families give flesh to the vision of the Trinity in the lovely and painful and beautiful expressions of real human beings living out the Gospel," he said. "In their faces, the faces of your family, we see the first face of Christ we'll ever meet."

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Trying is not good enough; God wants all of you

Michael Chiasson

July 11, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

LAC STE. ANNE — When it comes to God and the Church, Calgary's Michael Chiasson is all in and his black T-shirt reveals his stance.

Speaking July 2, he demanded a similar commitment from his audience.

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