WCR This Week

Catechism's power celebrated

Archbishop Michael Miller

October 29, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
CATHOLIC REGISTER SPECIAL

TORONTO – The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the best comprehensive presentation of the Catholic faith in hundreds of years, said Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller.

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Dangers of occult abound, warns convert

October 29, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

A retired Catholic school teacher warned that although the occult has a less prevalent role in today's Western society, it should still be taken seriously.

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St. Anne's Parish moves to St. Joachim's

October 29, 2012
ANNE-MARIE LIZAIRE SZOSTAK
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

On Nov. 4, 1952, the average wind in Edmonton was 23 km per hour, which made the normal 5 degrees feel more like -5C.

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After 105 years, St. Norbert's mission church is closing

October 29, 2012
THERESA DOHERTY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

MILLET – "Jesus wept" and the people of St. Norbert's Catholic community in Millet, Alta., are weeping also. After a tremendous struggle, their lovely mission church has been closed and sold to a property developer.

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CCCB trims staff, outsources publishing

October 29, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops will outsource its in-house publishing division and cut the position of senior advisor on social justice.

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Institute promises stellar palliative care

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Covenant Health, pioneers in the realm of compassionate care, celebrated the launch of the Palliative End of Life Care Institute with various palliative care leaders.

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Death without a funeral leaves no room to grieve

October 29, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Funerals are a way to honour a person who has died while bringing closure to friends and family affected by the death.

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Don't cut medical costs by targeting elderly

Bishop Anthony Fisher

October 29, 2012
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Western nations must resist the pressure to "scapegoat, abandon, even kill, the elderly as a cost-cutting measure," an Australian bishop said in a major bioethics lecture.

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'They fear they won't ever be happy again'

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Pilgrims Hospice opened its doors in January 2000, its goal was to help families, children and teens cope with the grief of a loved one who had either been diagnosed with or died from a terminal illness.

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Waiting for lunch

October 29, 2012

Children living in a squatters' area wait Sept. 21 for a free meal consisting of rice, chicken and vegetables.

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