Let the Lenten fast create the climate to experience the sublime

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

Month Date, 2012

Celebration is a paradoxical thing, created by a dynamic interplay between anticipation and fulfillment, longing and inconsummation, the ordinary and the special, work and play.

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Surrender to God: Let the Holy Spirit work

Kathleen Giffin

March 19, 2012
Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 25, 2012

Looking at the great mounds of snow in my backyard right now it is hard to imagine the transformation that will begin to take place in the next month, as spring begins to do its work.

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Anglicans' pilgrimage to Catholicism takes a winding road

Fr. Raymond de Souza

March 19, 2012

In the days after the hoopla of the consistory for new cardinals left town, a smaller, but more historic group of pilgrims was making its way to the tomb of the apostle Peter, and the seat of his successor.

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Jesus is the mirror by which we see our faith

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

March 19, 2012

On Holy Saturday, we pray thus: "Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, cuius Unigenitus ad inferiora terrae descendit, unde et gloriosus ascendit. (Almighty, every-living God, whose only-begotten Son descended to the realm of the dead, and rose from there to glory)."

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Strategy to prevent poverty promises long term change

Bob McKeon

March 19, 2012

Last month I attended a press conference at Edmonton City Hall called to announce the release of an important report titled Poverty Costs: An Economic Case for a Preventative Poverty Reduction Strategy in Alberta (www.actiontoendpovertyinalbertaq.org).

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Why do so few children attend Sunday Mass?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

March 19, 2012

I was taught that it was a mortal sin to miss Mass, without a very good reason, on Sundays, as well as on holy days of obligation.

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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy

March 12, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The ancient Athenians were like people in any culture. They believed that if wrong was done to a person then the person had to respond in kind. Often, this was not seen as revenge, but rather as a sincere attempt to restore justice.

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Homeschoolers fear intrusion on parental rights from School Act

March 12, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Like homeschooling parents across Alberta, Maria Blunt believes the new Alberta School Act has the potential to undermine her freedom to teach her four children what she believes.

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Parents urged to oppose anti-family propaganda

March 12, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Parents must assert their rights as first educators of their children or bear the consequences of a government policy that will profoundly re-engineer their children's views on family and sexuality.

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School reaches out to Attawapiskat

March 12, 2012
BRENDA STEWART
CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – There is the poverty, the high cost of food, lack of clean water and acceptable housing, the lack of concern for the people's wellbeing, the high rate of disease and of course the whole situation around the school.

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