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Mary was 'a poor one' who always obeyed God's word

 

August 26, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Again and again, throughout its history, the Church has turned to Mary, the Mother of God. We turn to Mary because she hears our prayers and takes those entreaties to her son who, as a good Jew, would never violate the fourth commandment. Jesus hears his mother and does what she wishes.

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Encyclical offers alternative to atheist attacks on faith

Fr. Robert Barron

August 26, 2013

In "new" atheist and secularist circles today, faith is regularly ridiculed. It is presented as pre-scientific mumbo jumbo, Bronze Age credulity, the surrender of the intellect, unwarranted submission to authority, etc.

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September marks time for new beginnings

Dr. Gerry Turcotte

August 26, 2013

It is not unusual at this time of year for people to prepare for new beginnings. While this may be a formulaic feature of New Year's celebrations, the reality is that for many the end of the holidays and the start of the school year marks a fuller restart.

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The cross a poignant symbol that marks tragedy and hope

Gordon Self

August 26, 2013

The summer months are nearing an end, and by now many readers will have traveled hundreds or even thousands of kilometres on vacation road trips to beautiful places across the country. In Alberta especially, many scenic highways offer breathtaking views along the way that are as spectacular as the traveler's destination itself.

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Indifference to those who suffer lurks behind excuses

Mark Pickup

August 26, 2013

Recently I read about a family that took a stranger into their home. He has no family and is slowly dying with a terminal disease.

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Pope restricts religious order’s use of old Mass

August 26, 2013

Pope Francis’ order restricting the use of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass in communities of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate does not contradict retired Pope Benedict XVI’s permission for wider use of the old Mass throughout the Church, the Vatican spokesman said.

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Army shooting in church condemned in Sri Lanka

August 26, 2013

Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, expressed “shock and distress” in accusing the military of storming a Catholic church and firing on residents who had sought refuge there.

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Birth of Prince George ‘source of joy’ – archbishop

August 26, 2013

The birth of the royal prince is a “source of joy” for people around the world, said the president of the English and Welsh bishops’ conference.

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Accept election results, urge Zimbabwe bishops

August 26, 2013

As Zimbabwe’s Church leaders called on the country’s political parties to accept the results of July 31 elections, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference said he hoped that the Church can help mediate a peaceful resolution.

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Pope has plans for future trips

August 26, 2013

At the end of his first foreign trip, Pope Francis told reporters that it is good for a pope to travel

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