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John XXIII sent document back to drawing board

January 28, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Most of the more than 2,000 fathers of the Second Vatican Council who arrived in Rome in early October 1962 for the start of the council had no personal agenda. They had not travelled extensively and had had little, if any, exposure to new theological trains of thought.

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Article comforts foes of renewed liturgy

January 28, 2013

I was dismayed to read Glen Argan’s article (WCR Jan. 14) on the legacy of Vatican II’s liturgy constitution, in which he refers to Catherine Pickstock’s critique of the reformed liturgy in her book After Writing.

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Church should not support irresponsible leadership

January 28, 2013

When I saw the front page story in the WCR (“Churches line up to support fasting aboriginal chief,” WCR, Jan. 14), I thought I would get an unbiased account of just what is going on in Attawapiskat and why this woman is fasting on fish soup and herbal tea.

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Church saves us from a degrading slavery

January 28, 2013

Re: “Article was loaded with political spin” (WCR Jan. 14).

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Child’s love for life led to pro-life activism

Lila Rose

January 28, 2013

Pro-life activist Lila Rose was just a child when she first became aware of the tragedy of abortion.

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Nigerian bishops wary of religious prophesies

January 28, 2013

Five Catholic bishops cautioned Nigerian government leaders about a series of statements from Pentecostal and indigenous religious leaders portending tragedy.

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Even atheists seek to know God – pope

January 28, 2013

The desire to see and know God is innate in everyone, even nonbelievers, Pope Benedict said.

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Ravasi to lead pope’s Lenten retreat

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

January 28, 2013

Pope Benedict has asked Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, to lead his Lenten retreat Feb. 17-23.

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Business wins reprieve from contraceptive law

January 28, 2013

The Catholic owners of an Illinois health services consulting company have won a temporary restraining order against the state’s contraceptive mandate.

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Ecumenism calls for kindness, justice – pope

January 28, 2013

Like the individual path to holiness, the ecumenical path to Christian unity requires justice, kindness and humility, Pope Benedict told members of a pilgrimage from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

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