Smiling N.Y. cardinal says Catholics need knowledge and joy

February 27, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Secularism has had an easy time spreading through many traditionally Christian cultures because so many Christians do not know their faith and do not grasp the truth it teaches, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

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Welcome Jesus first through his Word

Fr. Paul Moret

February 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – At Mass are two tables, the table of God's word through proclamation of the Scriptures, and the table of the altar where the Holy Eucharist is consecrated.

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Art removes stones, let's God's voice be heard in the dark

February 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – On Friday night, Feb. 17, Trish Bowie ripped up coloured paper into tiny pieces. Later that night she had a vivid dream, and was inspired the next day to use those shredded pieces to create floral motifs for an art project.

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CCODP heals Haiti by generations

February 27, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Several revolutions are going on in post-earthquake Haiti and one of them is changing how Canada's Catholic development agency thinks about its work.

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The Wonder of the sacraments

Teresa Kellendonk

February 27, 2012
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Archbishop Smith asked me to consider speaking for Nothing More Beautiful, I was speechless. Now, anyone who knows me knows this doesn't happen often – yet, like many of the witness speakers before me, I asked myself: Why? Why me? I am like so many of you, an ordinary person.

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Kindness, fasting part of Lent for the poor also

February 27, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – When Father Roger Brennan was living and working in a dirt-poor town 700 kms southwest of Manila in the Philippines, he didn't think he would have to answer questions about whether it was OK to eat chicken during Lent.

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Local churches celebrate World Day of Prayer

February 27, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

This year's service was built on the theme Let Justice Prevail by the women of Malaysia.

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Bouchard leaving, but he leaves legacy of moral courage

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February 27, 2012

The appointment of Bishop Luc Bouchard as bishop of Trois Rivieres, Quebec, came as a bolt out of the blue. Bishop of St. Paul for 10 years, Bouchard seemed likely to minister here until his retirement in 13 years.

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Sheep not of our flock hear the shepherd's voice

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

February 27, 2012

I grew up with strong, conservative, Roman Catholic roots: the Baltimore Catechism, the Latin Mass, daily rosary, daily Mass if possible, and a rich stream of devotional practices. That's a gift for which I'm deeply grateful.

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Faith sees through the eyes of the heart

John Connelly

 

February 27, 2012
Second Sunday in Lent
March 4, 2012

Imagine if Jesus suddenly came to you right now. In person. The risen Christ standing before you and looking you right in the eye. What would you think? What would you feel? How would you respond?

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