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OTTAWA — The Church Council on Justice and Corrections has strongly condemned the Conservative government's plans to sharply increase spending on new federal prisons. more . . .
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A few years ago, the Calgary Catholic School District board of trustees, staff, and school communities were faced with a difficult decision when the district considered moving away from gambling as a source of fundraising in its schools. more . . .
Everyone who reads has, at some time or other, been psychologically kidnapped by a book. A great book carries us away. They are populated with friends, allies, enemies, protectors and persecutors. Great books teach us how to fall in love, answer when challenged, hope when hopes are dashed, cry when we are hurt and laugh for the sake of laughter. more . . .
SASKATOON — Jesus is described as a teacher 150 different times in Scripture and Catholic educators should take him as their model, says noted author Thomas Groome. more . . .
Premier Ed Stelmach's announcement of his decision not to seek re-election was an action typical of the man — to achieve what he believed is right, he sacrificed himself. Stelmach wanted the upcoming budget to meet infrastructure needs and provide jobs for Albertans. He would not accept fiscal masochism obsessed with the bottom line. In the odd logic of that political moment, Stelmach saw that the only way he could get the budget through his caucus was to resign. more . . .
The great Jewish prophets, the forerunners of Jesus, coined a mantra which ran something like this: The quality of your faith will be judged by the quality of justice in the land and the quality of justice in the land will be judged by how "widows, orphans and strangers" (biblical code for the three most vulnerable groups in society) fared while you were alive. more . . .
I have been fascinated with heaven for at least half a century, ever since I talked to an old lady, my grandma's friend, who told me that she regularly sees and talks to her deceased family members who, as she bluntly put it, are in heaven. She made sure they were there, she added matter-of-factly - she offered fasts, prayers, Masses for their souls. more . . .
In the nearly 10 years since Sept. 11, the preoccupying question has remained: Was the jihadist violence of that day representative of Islam, or a perversion of it? more . . .
It has been the most incredible winter. I do not remember so much snow; people complained that they were running out of places to pile it. The snow was so high that I could barely see out my window, other than noting the occasional gust of snow blowing off the roof of my house. more . . .
What is the particular judgment? How is it different from the general judgment? Why do we need two judgments? more . . .