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A bomb exploded outside Sacred Heart Church in Baghdad April 24 after the Easter Masses had finished and parishioners had gone home.
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Joseph Scheidler, regarded by many as the “godfather of the pro-life movement,” sees the mood shifting in the United States on the abortion issue and predicts pro-lifers eventually “will prevail.”
It’s a brave decision for Ian Hellyer to give up his job when he has to provide for eight children and his wife is pregnant with the couple’s ninth child.
A man prays on the stone floor of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during the Easter Vigil Mass.
EDMONTON — The involvement of one of the Church’s shepherds in “a heinous sexual crime” goes against everything the Catholic Church stands for, says Archbishop Richard Smith.
Catholics have a deep sense, “almost in our genes,” of the beauty, sacredness and dignity of the sacrament of Holy Orders, Smith said in reaction to Bishop Raymond Lahey’s guilty plea to a charge of importing child pornography.
OTTAWA — Bishop Raymond Lahey pleaded guilty to the importation of child pornography May 4 and asked to go directly to jail, even though a date has not been set for his sentence hearing.
The former bishop of Antigonish, N.S., faced two child porn charges, but the Crown and defence counsel agreed to drop the more serious charge of possession of child pornography for the purpose of transmission.
The May 2 federal election was an overwhelming vote for a government that gets down to work and leaves the bickering and antagonism of recent years behind.
The election was, of course, an historic realignment of political parties in the country — the emergence of the NDP as Canada’s alternative party, the annihilation of the Bloc Quebecois and the pushing aside — at least for now — of the Liberals. But the realignment was the symptom of a desire for serious government without the gridlock of the past seven years.
Theologians sometimes try to simplify the meaning of the resurrection by packaging its essence into one sentence: In the resurrection, God vindicated Jesus, his life, his message and his fidelity. What does that mean?
Jesus entered our world preaching faith, love and forgiveness but the world didn’t accept that. Instead it crucified him and, in that crucifixion, seemingly shamed his message.
The dark valley is, as everyone knows, a symbol of difficult times we all encounter sooner or later in our lives. I have yet to meet someone who managed to skip this stage, although individual valleys seem to differ in length and degree of darkness.
For some of us, the valley is an illness or some disability, for others a loss of work and status. Aging is certainly one of the valleys, and not an easy one either, what with the trembling hands, dimmed eyesight and memory that fails in the most embarrassing way.
It amazes me that in the 21st century people still pose the ridiculous question: “When do you think life begins?” Quite frankly, it does not matter when you or I think life begins: Biology established long ago — before abortion on demand became legal in Canada — that human life begins at conception.
People who pretend otherwise must rely on sophistry and public ignorance about the reality of prenatal life to make abortion seem acceptable.