Justice Circles help women control their lives

March 5, 2012

There was a time when Imelda Vera and Maria Villagrana, immigrants from Mexico, were afraid to confront an injustice in their lives.

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Pope begins Lenten retreat, asks for prayers

March 5, 2012

Pope Benedict asked Catholics for their prayers as he began his weeklong Lenten retreat Feb. 26.

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Spain offers Shroud display

March 5, 2012

A copy of the original Shroud of Turin is displayed above a statue of Christ's body at an exhibition at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Malaga, Spain.

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Accept the liturgy and obey the Church

March 5, 2012

I must confess that I am getting a little tired of the increasing number of letters criticizing the new liturgy of the Mass.

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Liberalism leads to demise of civilization

March 5, 2012

I refer to the editorial by Glen Argan, "Catholic Colleges offer gift of a liberal education" (WCR, Feb 20). I became considerably alarmed about this article but upon listening to tearful feelings of many other faithful folks, ages 14 to 86, I got sick to my stomach.

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U. S. Church ignores teaching moment on contraception

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March 5, 2012

The Catholic Church in the United States is waging a valiant defence against a federal government plan to make all employee insurance benefit programs pay for contraceptives. The Church, led by the U.S. bishops, has argued that it would be a violation of the religious liberty to force Catholic institutions to pay for contraceptives.

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Secularism blots out our reliance on supernatural forces

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 5, 2012

A friend of mine tells this story: As a young boy in the 1950s he was struck down with pneumonia. His family lived in a small town that had neither a hospital nor a doctor. His father had a job which had taken him away from the family for that week. His mother was home alone with no phone and no car.

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We want to know God, visualize him

Ralph Himsl

March 5, 2012
Third Sunday in Lent
March 11, 2011

I know a stop for a city dweller between Nobleford and Granum on secondary highway 519 in southern Alberta. Alberta has many such charming places because there on a moonless, cloudless night of light traffic away from sources of light pollution, a motorist can pull off the highway onto a side road, turn out the car headlights and stop the engine.

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Lent offers time to use God's gift of talents

Lasha Morningstar

March 5, 2012

Lent usually means giving up something. Chocolate, coffee, candy often head the list.

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Greece needs help, not more austerity

March 5, 2012
Here is an editorial titled “Austerity must have limits” by the editors of The Tablet, a London-based international Catholic weekly. It is dated Feb. 18.

Measured by the savagery of their effects on the very fabric of Greek society, the European Union’s present policies toward Greece demand to be called into question. Examining the economic logic behind those policies, however, leads to an even more alarming conclusion.

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