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The Church's gift of beauty enhances our dreary common life

Fr. Raymond de Souza

February 11, 2013

One of my favourite insights from Joseph Ratzinger's long life in theology is that the Church does not convincingly propose the faith by the work of theology alone. Before his election as pope he wrote that the in the end the Church only has two compelling "arguments" for her faith being true.

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Place the needs of the poor ahead of the claims of the wealthy

Joe Gunn

February 11, 2013

Do you celebrate birthdays? Catholic teaching certainly holds anniversaries in high regard. After 1891's Rerum Novarum, important encyclicals like Quadragesimo Anno, Octogesima Adveniens and Centesimus Annus recognized and deepened the social thought that preceded them. As well, witness the many articles written in this paper to comment on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II.

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When friends go away, God opens his arms

Mark Pickup

February 11, 2013

In previous columns, I have referred to the loneliness of disability. I suppose many readers would think loneliness is not unique to people with severe disabilities, and they are right.

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Education Act affirms Catholic schools' importance

Cindy Olsen

February 11, 2013
CINDY OLSEN
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON – On Nov. 19, the Education Act was passed in the Alberta legislature. The new act shows that Catholic education remains an important priority in Alberta.

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Ignore pundits who say religious life doomed – pope

February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict asked sisters, brothers and priests not to listen to the "prophets of doom" who say consecrated life has no future or that it has no meaning in today's world.

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Papal tweeting draws 270,000 responses

February 11, 2013

In his first month on Twitter, Pope Benedict sent two dozen mini-messages in nine languages, generating more than 270,000 comments and responses from other Twitter users, according to a study.

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Only media blitz can reach youth – journalist

Alessio Antonielli

February 11, 2013

The best way the Church can be heard and seen amid the deluge of the information age is to launch a media blitz of simple answers to life's deepest questions, a young Catholic journalist told a Vatican news conference.

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Chaldean Catholics elect new patriarch

Archbishop Louis Sako

February 11, 2013

The bishops of the Chaldean Catholic Church elected Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk to be the new patriarch of the Iraq-based church, and Pope Benedict formally welcomed the election of the new patriarch.

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Catholic schools are centres for evangelization

Bishop Joseph McFadden

February 11, 2013

Catholic schools are "centres for the New Evangelization," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Catholic Education.

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Be like Good Samaritan, pope says in message

February 11, 2013

In a message for the 2013 World Day of the Sick, Pope Benedict called on everyone to be a good Samaritan and help those in need.

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