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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Communion opens us up to the divine

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

March 5, 2012

A young girl asked her mother: "Mom, where did human beings originate?" Her mother said, "My daughter, we are all descended from Adam and Eve; they were our first parents."

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The wonder of the sacraments

Bishop Donald Bolen

March 5, 2012

When I read the splendid quotation from Pope Benedict which inspired this series – that "There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know him and to speak to others of our friendship with him" – my first thought was that I was there that day in St Peter's Square when Pope Benedict XVI delivered his inaugural homily. I was then working for the Holy See, at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

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The meek shall inherit the earth

February 27, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The promise of the meek inheriting the earth sounds ridiculous to us. How can a conglomeration of wispy, frightened, passive nobodies become rulers of any land? Jesus must be engaging in irony, telling a subtle joke.

However, later on, Jesus identifies himself with the meek. "Come to me all who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest," he says. "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart. For my yoke is easy and my burden light."

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Collins links red robes with persecuted Church

February 27, 2012
JIM O'LEARY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

ROME – Canada's newest cardinal, resplendent in shimmering scarlet vestments, was still adjusting to his new look on Feb. 18 when he arrived at a reception in his honour.

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Art gave a young artist her voice

February 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Meghan Burnside has been painting proficiently for seven years - about as long as she has been able to speak more than a few words.

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Life is enriched by the sacraments

February 27, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – A life enriched by the sacraments "has the possibility of being radiant," the bishop of Saskatoon told the Feb. 16 session of Nothing More Beautiful.

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Benedict urges new cardinals to ensure Church's fidelity

February 27, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Leaders and members of the Catholic Church are called to ensure the Church's fidelity to Jesus and to the faith passed on by the apostles, Pope Benedict Feb. 19 told the 22 new cardinals he created a day earlier.

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Pope installed 22 cardinals

February 27, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Here is the list of the 22 cardinals installed by Pope Benedict on Feb. 18:

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