WCR This Week

Unite to evangelize Europe – Williams

March 19, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Remembering the common roots of the Christianity they share, Roman Catholics and Anglicans should renew their commitments to praying and working for Christian unity, Pope Benedict said.

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New evangelization begins with Confession, pope says

March 19, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Confession can help Catholics build lives filled with hope and holiness, which are needed for effective evangelization, Pope Benedict said.

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Stop busloads of suicidal youths!

March 19, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Jerome is a young man with post-traumatic stress disorder who attempts to cope by self-medicating with marijuana. Diana is suffering from depression and has low self-esteem. And Melanie is a youth caregiver whose mother has schizophrenia.

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Youth leaders called to stir encounter with Christ

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Youth ministers are "agents of that encounter with the Lord that changes everything," the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops told a youth ministry conference in Ottawa March 10.

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Today's psalm: 'Be unplugged and know that I am God'

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Unplug from the Internet, take out those ear buds, take some time to be still and rediscover the love of God – and make that prayer time and stillness a habit if you want to effectively share the Good News with young people.

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Health care is new source of Canadian values

Margaret Somerville

March 19, 2012
MARY DEUTSCHER
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Health care encompasses the only experiences all Canadians have in common, birth and death, said bioethicist Dr. Margaret Somerville.

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Homeschoolers fear intrusion on parental rights from School Act

March 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Like homeschooling parents across Alberta, Maria Blunt believes the new Alberta School Act has the potential to undermine her freedom to teach her four children what she believes.

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Parents urged to oppose anti-family propaganda

March 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Parents must assert their rights as first educators of their children or bear the consequences of a government policy that will profoundly re-engineer their children's views on family and sexuality.

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School reaches out to Attawapiskat

March 12, 2012
BRENDA STEWART
CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There is the poverty, the high cost of food, lack of clean water and acceptable housing, the lack of concern for the people's wellbeing, the high rate of disease and of course the whole situation around the school.

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St. Al's in the 'hood' gets neighbourly

Fr. Bob Kasun

March 12, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton's 118th Avenue is one of the city's oldest streets, with a reputation for being one of its toughest neighbourhoods.

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