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Church hungers for both saints, leaders

March 9, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In the chapel of the Catholic Pastoral Centre in Edmonton are 12 stained glass windows. Each window has a representation of one of the apostles. There is, however, no representation of St. Paul.

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Baptism brings the Holy Spirit into us

March 16, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since the time of creation, God frequently offered a covenant to his people. Each covenant was more inclusive than the former. His covenant with Adam formed a marriage; with Noah, it was with an extended family; with Abraham, God formed a tribe; with Moses, God knit 12 tribes together; with David, he formed a nation.

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Christian community needs equality

March 23, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Baptism has brought us into a new community, a community that has left all factions and human divisions behind, a community where we are in the process of being transformed into God himself.

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Defeat Satan by living the Gospel

March 30, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

By the time this newspaper gets into your hands, we likely will have experienced some sort (or sorts) of aggravation at the WCR. Computer breakdowns are likely.

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Obey God and know life's ultimate joy

April 6, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Obedience is for children. When we grow up, we can make our own rules. That, too often, is the way we think.

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Resurrection guarantees Christ's truth

April 13, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus gave his life on the cross, thus providing the ultimate testimony that he believed everything he taught. If he was not firmly convinced of his teaching, he could easily have recanted to save his skin. If he had had some doubts, there might have been some sign of waffling as he stood before Pilate. There was no waffling.

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The Holy Spirit releases our groaning

April 27, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As I looked up from my book while sitting in a Tim Hortons in the Calgary airport, my eye caught the world-weary face of an older gentleman. He looked as though he had had too much of life, that the possibility of joy was not on his horizon.

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Marriage a sign of God's covenant

May 4, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

I began this series of articles by pointing out that for St. Paul the fundamental sin is idolatry. Paul devoted much of his ministry to helping his Gentile converts weed out any vestiges of pagan idolatry.

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Rejoice at Christ's Second Coming

May 11, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Dying you destroyed our death; rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory."

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Catholic identity 'penetrates, informs' schools

Archbishop Michael Miller

March 16, 2009
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON –– The main gift of Catholic schools is their “uncompromising Catholicity,” said the archbishop of Vancouver.

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