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Slaughter in Iraq Cathedral is ‘absurd violence,’ says pope

November 8, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – A deadly militant siege of a Catholic cathedral in Baghdad, Iraq, was a "savage" act of "absurd violence," Pope Benedict said.

The pope urged international and national authorities and all people of good will to work together to end the "heinous episodes of violence that continue to ravage the people of the Middle East." more . . .

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Scarf-waving crowd honours St. Br. André

November 8, 2010
LAURA IERACI
CATHOLIC TIMES MONTREAL

MONTREAL – When Catholics worldwide gave thanks for All Saints Nov. 1, there was a new Canadian saint among the list of holy men and women.

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 48,000 from across Canada and the United States came to the Olympic Stadium Oct. 30 to celebrate the recent canonization of St. Brother André. more . . .

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The prison of unrealistic expectations

November 15, 2010
AUSTIN MARDON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

My wife commented that her family of six thrived in an 800-square-foot home, with only one bathroom. I wondered when we began to believe that we needed so much more. more . . .

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Christ the King wants to reign in our hearts

John Connelly

 

November 15, 2010

Deep in our hearts we all long for a good king. A leader who will reign over us with love and compassion. A leader who will be fair, just and protect us all from evil. more . . .

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Refugees held hostage in proposed legislation

Bob McKeon

November 15, 2010

This past August, the eyes of a nation were upon a rusty cargo ship, the Sun Sea, carrying 492 Tamil men, women and children as it approached Vancouver Island. There was a heated debate about the state of Canada’s immigration and refugee policies and the integrity of Canada’s borders. more . . .

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Religious activity can be a barrier to intimacy with God

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 15, 2010

In my more reflective moments, I am sometimes forced to ask myself: Am I really interested in God or am I only interested in things about God? Am I more interested in teaching, speaking and writing about God than I am in actually meeting God, one to one, in prayer and silence? more . . .

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Drink the fine wine found in John Paul II’s Rich in Mercy

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November 15, 2010

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s second encyclical, Rich in Mercy. While John Paul’s first encyclical, Redeemer of Humanity, showed how Jesus reveals man to himself, Rich in Mercy spoke of how Jesus reveals the Father. What Jesus reveals about the Father is love, in particular, his mercy. more . . .

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Vocation directors report increased interest

October 11, 2010

New revelations of clergy sex abuse and the Vatican apostolic visitation of U.S. communities of women religious have not discouraged U.S. Catholics from considering a religious vocation.

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You can’t keep Charlie from his rosary

October 11, 2010

Charles Lee is never far from a rosary.

There are three or four on an end table next to his recliner. He keeps one on a kitchen cabinet and a few more next to his bed.

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World sliding into darkness – author

November 15, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Bestselling author and painter Michael O’Brien says the world is descending into darkness deeper than that before the birth of Christ. more . . .

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