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Canadian nun tells of Muslims protecting church buildings

Sr. Darlene DeMong

September 2, 2013
JAMES MARTONE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

CAIRO – Churches and other Christian properties around Egypt had already been looted, so when Catholics in Berba were tipped off that their southern village could be next, they acted fast.

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Keeping fit

September 2, 2013

Richard Nichols, a Jesuit scholastic and math teacher at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, exercises in the school's weight room in July.

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Quebec continues its long march to complete secularism

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September 2, 2013

The Quebec government, should it proceed with enshrining the secular character of the province into law with its Charter of Quebec Values, will be undermining the very nature of the society it wants to protect. Justice, peace, human rights and the rule of law all have their foundation in humanity's faithfulness to God and his divine will.

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Jesus' fire provides no rationale for hate-filled division

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 2, 2013

I have come to set the earth on fire and how I wish it were already blazing. . . . Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three.

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Jesus says carry your cross and follow him

Ralph Himsl

September 2, 2013
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 8, 2013

Some few years ago I attended a Sunday Mass in Montreal, one which had the same Gospel as in today's celebration. After Mass I spoke to the priest on the challenge this Gospel offered. He admitted that he found it a difficult passage, but he said, "I think I got it."

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Marian feasts testify to her importance in salvation history

September 2, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Two of the more unusual feasts on the liturgical calendar are the Nativity of Mary (Sept. 8) and the Presentation of Mary in the Temple (Nov. 21). There is no scriptural description of either Mary's birth or her presentation.

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Majestic mountain named after a strong Christian witness

Mark Pickup

September 2, 2013

If you go into Jasper National Park, you may see the beautiful and majestic Mount Edith Cavell. The mountain's namesake was the daughter of an Anglican vicar. Edith Cavell (1865-1915) was a British nurse and patriot during the First World War.

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'Inconvenient truths' point to a life beyond the grave

Lasha Morningstar

September 2, 2013

Tim was only six. But he had a mighty serious heart problem. It was at a time when the surgery Tim needed was not done in Alberta.

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Monks' prayer-inspired beer hops to success

September 2, 2013

Even before retired Pope Benedict set up a pontifical council for New Evangelization and convoked a world Synod of Bishops on the theme, a new group of Benedictine monks was using Latin and liturgy to reach out to those whose faith was weak or nonexistent.

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Ukrainian Catholics dedicate Kiev cathedral

September 2, 2013

The Ukrainian Catholic Church dedicated its new cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, a move some hope will help the Church to be designated a patriarchate.

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