WCR This Week

Manila scavengers go from rags to riches

April 23, 2012
SIMONE ORENDAIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A recent fashion show in Manila's business district was in full swing, with models walking the runway slinging brightly coloured purses of different styles from Philippine fashion powerhouse Rajo Laurel's latest collection.

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Clergy to lobby for higher taxes

April 23, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

OAKVILLE, ONT. – The clergy have never been an outstanding revenue source for governments, yet some clergy are volunteering to pay more taxes.

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Disobedience no way to renew the Church, says pope

Pope Benedict

April 23, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict has firmly criticized dissent from Church teachings and disobedience of God's will as illegitimate paths to reform and renewal.

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Meet humanity in its poverty, Smith tell Chrism Mass

April 9, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Our mission as a Church is to meet the humanity of today so that it may encounter God, who offers love.

 

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Quebec euthanasia plan meets opposition

COLF Logo

April 9, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Assembly of Quebec Bishops and the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) are opposing a Quebec commission's recommendation to allow euthanasia under limited circumstances.

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Rabbi welcomes Christians to Seder at the synagogue

April 9, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Christians, the Passover Seder meal is a way not only to connect with the roots of their own religion, but also to see how ancient practices still pertain to modern Christianity.

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Pros move off streets, into brothels

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Now that Ontario's highest court has found most laws surrounding prostitution in Canada are unconstitutional, people on all sides of the debate are urging Parliament to act.

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Sex trade survivor calls prostitution 'paid rape, child abuse'

April 9, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Legalizing prostitution won't make women safer, a sex-trade survivor told about 200 women and 20 men at a one-day conference on human trafficking.

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Eucharistic adoration lets us be with Jesus

Sr. Gilberte Baril

April 9, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

During Eucharistic Adoration we come into communion with the Lord, who helps us become like him, says Sister Gilberte Baril, a Dominican Missionary Adorer from Quebec City.

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The Star of the North retires

Sandy Prather

April 9, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Sandy Prather being the director of the Star of the North Retreat House in St. Albert "is like running a small hotel, only with God at the centre."

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