WCR This Week

CCODP urged to remain faithful to its mission

Sara Michel

May 7, 2012
PAT ACHESON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith has expressed his support for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace at what he called a critical point in its history.

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Sask. Exorcism reports overblown – bishop

May 7, 2012
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Media outlets recently speculated about possessions and exorcism after reports of an incident in which a priest blessed a distraught man with holy water and prayed with the family.

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Cockburn's nomadic journey to Christ

Bruce Cockburn

May 7, 2012
ALLISON HUNWICKS
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When talking to Bruce Cockburn, one is reminded of a line from a Charles Bukowski poem: "I am not even near to being one of them, but they are there and I am here."

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Living a morally good life is beautiful, says primate

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April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The moral life of a Christian is beautiful because it is inspired by communion with the aspirations of humanity to goodness and happiness, said the primate of the Church in Canada.

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Archbishop seeks end to 'hysteria' over CCODP

April 30, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Controversy over the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has created "an awful lot of hysteria" on both sides of the issue, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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All are created in God's image

Dr. Moira McQueen

April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The foundational beauty of moral theology is that it stands on the belief that every person is made in God's image, a leading Catholic ethicist told the annual convention of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League.

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Vatican imposes reform on U.S. religious

April 30, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life," the Vatican announced a major reform of an association of women's religious congregations in the U.S.

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Sister's reform a chance for dialogue – prelate

Archbishop Peter Sartain

April 30, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will offer the sisters and their bishops an opportunity to work together more closely, said the archbishop who will oversee the reform.

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CWL councils support seminarians, fight poverty, plant gardens

Gladys Brown

April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

RED DEER – A year into her two-year term as president of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League, Gladys Brown seems remarkably relaxed, although she admits to been busier than expected.

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Dismissal from Mass hands you a mission

Fr. Huy Nguyen

April 30, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Growing up in Vietnam, Father Huy Nguyen, was one of 13 children, 10 of whom were girls. He always looked forward to Mass because he could socialize afterwards with other boys. He felt so good being at church that he was in no hurry to return home.

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