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Author calls on Catholics to evangelize

André Regnier

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Catholic Church has an identity crisis, says Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) co-founder André Regnier, who offers a clear but urgent prescription for recovery in a new book.

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Archbishop Miller's words calm pro-life dispute

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A Sept. 7 statement by Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller clarifying whether Catholics can support so called "gestational legislation" has helped calm growing tensions within the pro-life movement.

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Prayer is the answer to the evil one – preacher

Robert Canton

October 1, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

If you have been cursed by someone or think the "evil one" is after you, pray, attend Mass regularly and spray your house with holy water.

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Ancient papyrus referring to Jesus' wife stirs debate

October 1, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Scholars are unlikely to agree anytime soon on the authenticity of a newly published text containing a reference to Jesus' "wife."

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High holy days

October 1, 2012

An orthodox Jew prays in Cologne, Germany.

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Karol Wojtyla tapped laity to reveal Vatican II's power

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October 1, 2012

As the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council approaches on Oct. 12, it is well to remember the diocese which likely did the most thorough job of implementing the council's teachings - the Archdiocese of Krakow, Poland.

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'If only' lessons teach us to forgive our flaws

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 1, 2012

If only! How often we feel those bitter words of regret: If only! If only I had noticed earlier! If only I had been more attentive! If only I could see that person again, even for five minutes! If only I hadn't been there just then! If only the storm hadn't happened just as I was on the highway! If only I hadn't had that extra drink! If only I had left the party 10 minutes earlier! If only!

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Myth can convey a plethora of meanings

Ralph Himsl

October 1, 2012
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 7, 2011

The First Reading for Sunday from Genesis, tells of God's creation of humankind and of the creatures of earth, sea and sky.

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Preparations for the council were a closed shop

October 1, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In mid-summer 1960, the preparations for the Second Vatican Council entered their second and final phase. Ten commissions were established to take the material submitted by bishops and Catholic universities from around the world and to develop documents to be considered by the council when it began.

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Kids hookup sexually, become headhunters

Fr. Robert Barron

October 1, 2012

I first came across the term "hookup culture" in Leonard Sax's thought provoking and disturbing 2005 book, Why Gender Matters. But the phenomenon itself I found beautifully depicted in a novel published a year earlier: Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons.

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