Forgiveness holds the key to freedom

Jack Klemke

May 7, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – We must confess our sin when we do wrong and must forgive others when they do wrong.

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Fear a barrier to vocations, says pope

Pope Benedict

May 7, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – People often do not hear God's call to dedicate themselves to him because they are either too distracted or afraid they would no longer be free if they answered the call, Pope Benedict said.

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The Beauty of the Moral Life

May 7, 2012
Following is the witness talk given by moral theologian Moira McQueen at the April 19 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

I am honoured to be here tonight with you in this beautiful cathedral. The whole endeavour of Nothing More Beautiful is a wonderful model of prayerful evangelization, and, having watched several previous sessions, I find it truly inspirational.

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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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Scrutiny of U.S. nuns opens door to future renewal

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May 7, 2012

The time immediately following the Second Vatican Council is often presented as one of great renewal in the Church. However, that impression is one-sided. While there was much change and renewal in the period right after the council, council teachings were often half-digested and there was much confusion.

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Heaven – a communion of saints alive with wit, colour, rollicking tales

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 7, 2012

In his autobiography Nikos Kazantzakis tells the story behind his famous book, Zorba the Greek. Zorba is partially fiction, partly history.

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Heroes blossom throughout the centuries

Ralph Himsl

May 7, 2012
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 13, 2011

Today's Gospel finds us in a time of intense teaching by Jesus. It must have left the Apostles agape with wonder. In the few lines before today's Gospel reading, John tells us that Jesus has just explained his relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

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Five-year goal offers a path to Good News

Lasha Morningstar

May 7, 2012

If ever there was a time for giving one's head a shake it's now. Governments, from provincial to global, are changing, people are rioting in the streets, environmental disasters grab the headlines. Then there is the shaky economy . . .

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