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Energy projects deserve both scientific and moral scrutiny

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April 30, 2012

Many people, especially those in the oil industry, will not lament the federal government's intention to restrict public input in the approval process for major energy projects to those directly affected. The approval process is cumbersome, they may say, in large part because of the role played by environmental groups with no direct interest in such projects.

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Living in the light demands transparency – no dark secrets

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 30, 2012

Several years ago, I was approached by man who asked me to be his spiritual director. He was in his mid-40s and almost everything about him radiated a certain health.

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Yield, trust in Jesus, let him live in us

John Connelly

 

April 30, 2012
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 6, 2012

In today's Gospel, Jesus teaches us how to live as authentic Christians. He says . . . "Abide in me as I abide in you." (John 15.5). The word "abide" has interesting connotations.

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Patriarch of health care shared wisdom

Gordon Self

April 30, 2012

Last month, at age 85, we lost one of the most influential people in Catholic health care. Father Kevin O'Rourke was described as a "patriarch," whose contributions supporting clinicians and theologians alike to think clearly about the health care ethics issues of our times was incomparable.

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Bullying reveals a failure to turn boys into adults

Fr. Robert Barron

April 30, 2012

It is difficult indeed to watch the new documentary Bully without experiencing both an intense sadness and a feeling of helplessness. The film opens with the heartbreaking ruminations of a father whose son committed suicide after being brutally bullied by his classmates.

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Christ hears the purity of a child's Prayer

Mark Pickup

April 30, 2012

I entered my room to discover my five-year-old grandson looking up at a large crucifix on the wall above my bed. He turned and asked if that really happened. "Yes it did," I replied.

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Living a morally good life is beautiful, says primate

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April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The moral life of a Christian is beautiful because it is inspired by communion with the aspirations of humanity to goodness and happiness, said the primate of the Church in Canada.

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Archbishop seeks end to 'hysteria' over CCODP

April 30, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Controversy over the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has created "an awful lot of hysteria" on both sides of the issue, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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All are created in God's image

Dr. Moira McQueen

April 30, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The foundational beauty of moral theology is that it stands on the belief that every person is made in God's image, a leading Catholic ethicist told the annual convention of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League.

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Vatican imposes reform on U.S. religious

April 30, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life," the Vatican announced a major reform of an association of women's religious congregations in the U.S.

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