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Youth leaders called to stir encounter with Christ

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Youth ministers are "agents of that encounter with the Lord that changes everything," the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops told a youth ministry conference in Ottawa March 10.

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Today's psalm: 'Be unplugged and know that I am God'

March 19, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Unplug from the Internet, take out those ear buds, take some time to be still and rediscover the love of God – and make that prayer time and stillness a habit if you want to effectively share the Good News with young people.

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Health care is new source of Canadian values

Margaret Somerville

March 19, 2012
MARY DEUTSCHER
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Health care encompasses the only experiences all Canadians have in common, birth and death, said bioethicist Dr. Margaret Somerville.

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Besieged Church need not withdraw into circle of muskox

WCR Logo

March 19, 2012

The greatest threat to the Church is its own fears. We have nothing to fear from the powers of the world who, though they torture us, ban our worship and close our schools, can never harm the Church. The history of Christianity is replete with stories of persecution making the Church stronger.

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Let the Lenten fast create the climate to experience the sublime

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

Month Date, 2012

Celebration is a paradoxical thing, created by a dynamic interplay between anticipation and fulfillment, longing and inconsummation, the ordinary and the special, work and play.

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Surrender to God: Let the Holy Spirit work

Kathleen Giffin

March 19, 2012
Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 25, 2012

Looking at the great mounds of snow in my backyard right now it is hard to imagine the transformation that will begin to take place in the next month, as spring begins to do its work.

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Anglicans' pilgrimage to Catholicism takes a winding road

Fr. Raymond de Souza

March 19, 2012

In the days after the hoopla of the consistory for new cardinals left town, a smaller, but more historic group of pilgrims was making its way to the tomb of the apostle Peter, and the seat of his successor.

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Jesus is the mirror by which we see our faith

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

March 19, 2012

On Holy Saturday, we pray thus: "Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, cuius Unigenitus ad inferiora terrae descendit, unde et gloriosus ascendit. (Almighty, every-living God, whose only-begotten Son descended to the realm of the dead, and rose from there to glory)."

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Strategy to prevent poverty promises long term change

Bob McKeon

March 19, 2012

Last month I attended a press conference at Edmonton City Hall called to announce the release of an important report titled Poverty Costs: An Economic Case for a Preventative Poverty Reduction Strategy in Alberta (www.actiontoendpovertyinalbertaq.org).

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Why do so few children attend Sunday Mass?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

March 19, 2012

I was taught that it was a mortal sin to miss Mass, without a very good reason, on Sundays, as well as on holy days of obligation.

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