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Newman, André reveal equal dignity of all work

November 29, 2010
TERRENCE DOWNEY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

As the Canadian representative on the Board of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) based in Washington, I recently attended a board meeting where we took time to reflect on the beatification in September of John Henry Cardinal Newman. more . . .

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Jesus’ mysterious kingdom

November 29, 2010
Glen Argan
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

At first glance, it may seem odd that the Gospel readings for the first week of Advent are about healings and miracles such as Jesus' dividing of the loaves and fish. What does this have to do with Advent or the coming of the Lord? more . . .

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Papal book challenges Church staff to be missionaries for faith

Fr. Raymond de Souza

November 29, 2010

At the consistory of cardinals last weekend, Pope Benedict spoke to his red-robed brethren about the "logic of the cross" which should animate their leadership in the Church.

A consistory of cardinals emphasizes the unity of the Church around Peter, and the universality of the Church spread throughout the world; it also highlights some truly heroic pastors. more . . .

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Strong family gives kids order, discipline

Mark Pickup

November 29, 2010

I have heard it said that if a sense of order and discipline is not established in a child's life before the age of seven, he is lost. I do not know where that pearl of parenting wisdom came from and I'm not even sure I believe the age part - but I think I understand the point that was being made. more . . .

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Have we forgotten our faith's saints?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

November 29, 2010

Have we forgotten the saints? All Saints' Day was not mentioned at my church nor was there a Mass that day but there was a Mass on All Souls' Day. more . . .

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Seasons of life challenge us to rise to greater maturity

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 29, 2010

As a young man, Nikos Kazantzakis, the famous Greek writer, contemplated becoming a monk and once spent a summer touring monasteries. Years later, writing on the experience, he recounts a marvellous conversation he had with an elderly monk, Father Makarios. more . . .

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John the Baptist prepared way for the Lord

Maria Kozakiewicz

November 29, 2010

We have just had our first snowfall and voices coming from the street are muffled, air is crisp and fresh, snowflakes are twirling and settling gently on the sleeping plants.

Our two neighbours worked hard last weekend decorating their houses. As we drove back from work last night those wonderful huge rooftop Santas and reindeers, along with countless strings of lights, shone out triumphantly at us. more . . .

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Voice of the faithful needs to be heard throughout the church

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November 29, 2010

When WCR readers sat down to complete our current readership survey — which they are doing in quite large numbers — they no doubt were thinking only of what their responses mean for the newspaper. Yet their answers to some questions might also reflect what they would like to see as pastoral priorities of the local Church. more . . .

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Celebrating cardinals

November 29, 2010

New Italian Cardinals Paolo Sardi and Velasio De Paolis talk with. . . . 

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Knights, Sony help Vatican move to HD

November 29, 2010

Thanks to a discount from Sony and a contribution from the Knights of Columbus, the Vatican television centre has a multimillion-dollar high-definition mobile television studio, which will be operational in time for the pope's Christmas midnight Mass.

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