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Vatican astronomer ponders possibility of intelligent aliens

November 29, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Are we alone in the universe? Probably not but, despite more than half a century of efforts, we still cannot connect with any other intelligent beings out there.

Maybe it is "because space travel is so difficult that we are not able to go to them to meet them or they are not able to come to see us here," speculated Jesuit Father Jose Funes, the Vatican's chief astronomer. more . . .

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Priest uses poetry as liberating prayer

November 29, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — The role of the priest is to bring the Good News of Jesus to the poor and to assist them in their liberation, says Father Ernesto Cardenal, a renowned Nicaraguan liberation theologian and poet currently visiting Edmonton.

To do that, he said, the priest must be not afraid to get involved in the political process because "the whole message of the Bible is a political message (about) justice, equality and love." more . . .

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Chosen child fights for the unborn

November 29, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — The only time Ruth Lobo felt afraid during her arrest on the Carleton University campus last October, was when the Ottawa police slammed the doors of the paddy wagon and left her inside alone.

"I didn't know what was happening and I couldn't see my team," the 23-year-old student said. more . . .

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Visiting sisters sample Canadian Life

November 29, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Winter might be cold but Canadians are a warm and polite bunch. That's the view of a group of foreign Sisters of Providence and novices currently visiting Alberta. more . . .

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Brothers murder led chaplain to seek justice that heals

November 29, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Justice is not just about determining guilt and punishing the offender but also about creating peace and harmony between victim, offender and the community, says Pierre Allard.

More important than determining guilt or innocence is finding a way to make things better, said Allard, one of Canada's strongest promoters of restorative justice. "How can we get beyond pain?" more . . .

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Dementia cries out for spiritual sustenance

November 29, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

"Dementia causes the patient to forget. It should not cause us to forget the patient," said Father John Siberski, who gave Covenant Health's annual Gordon Reid MacDonald Memorial Lecture.

Siberski quoted Psalm 71.9: "Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength is spent." more . . .

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Micro finance enables poor from developing world to build a future

November 29, 2010
LAUREEN MCMAHON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER — The global economy should operate with everyone's benefit in mind, not just those living in rich countries, Pope Benedict stressed in his 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate.

Every economic decision, said the pope, has a moral consequence. more . . .

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Winnipeg art studio aids mentally ill on the path to recovery

November 29, 2010
JAMES BUCHOK
PRIAIRE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG — Art can challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by the mentally ill and aid in their recovery, says a Winnipeg artist diagnosed with schizophrenia.

In 2005 Nigel Bart founded ArtBeat Studio in Winnipeg's Exchange District with seven artists, each given free studio space for six months, ending with a show and sale of their works. more . . .

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Bible written for community — Miller

November 29, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller says he hopes Canadian Catholics will not see the latest papal exhortation Verbum Domini — the Word of God — as a call simply to engage in more Bible study. more . . .

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Pilgrims welcome pope

November 22, 2010

A group of pilgrims with the Neocatechumenal Way . . .

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