WCR This Week

Pope John's aide cool to Fatima cult

May 21, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, is the occasion every year for millions of devotees to celebrate the apparition of Mary to three Portuguese peasant children in 1917 and to meditate on her call for repentance and conversion by the modern world.

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Children become disciples via the home

May 21, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The home is our most basic experience of Church, says theologian Richard Gaillardetz. It is, for Blessed John Paul II, "a school of following Christ."

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Red Deer St. Vincent de Paul Society reaches out to the poor

May 21, 2012
NICOLE ZIMMERMAN
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

RED DEER – The local executive of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has approved the purchase of a 2005 GMC cube van for the society.

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World's oldest bishop dies at 106

May 21, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The world's oldest Catholic bishop, Vietnamese Bishop Antoine Nguyen Van Thien, died May 13 in France two months after his 106th birthday.

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The tyranny of the tweet

May 21, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Archbishop Richard Smith is concerned about the effects of "the tyranny of the tweet."

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Lahey removed from clerical state

Raymond Lahey

May 17, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

OTTAWA – Raymond Lahey, the retired bishop of Antigonish, N.S., who was convicted of importing child pornography, has been laicized by the Vatican.

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Seminary, Newman get new rector, president

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The leadership of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College is changing hands. Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has appointed two seasoned priests as seminary rector and college president.

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Vatican increases oversight of development group

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

May 14, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A Vatican decree has established new statutes and norms for Caritas Internationalis, giving Vatican offices greater authority over the work of the umbrella group of Catholic aid agencies.

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His quiet direction served CSS well

Christopher Leung

May 14, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Catholic Social Services, CEO Christopher Leung is calling it quits.

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Northern bishop honoured for spreading the Gospel

Archbishop Peter Sutton

May 14, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – If it hadn't been for Catholic Missions in Canada, many northern missions would not have survived, said Archbishop emeritus Peter Sutton of Keewatin-Le Pas.

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