A coffin has no pockets, a hearse no U-Haul

Maria Kozakiewicz

October 8, 2012
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 14, 2012

We all know this week's Gospel reading. It sounds divisive.

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Pope John's opening speech sets the tone for a new direction

October 8, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Blessed Pope John XXIII began his speech to open the Second Vatican Council on Oct. 11, 1962, many, perhaps most, of the bishops in St. Peter's Basilica expected to receive their marching orders for the council.

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Wipe out poverty and give dignity to all

Joe Gunn

October 8, 2012

Sitting in our parish basement, she told her story with a quiet dignity – and a carefully concealed anger.

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Catholic intellectual tradition celebrates each unique student

Blessed John Henry Newman

October 8, 2012
DR. TERRENCE DOWNEY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

The beginning of a new academic year provides a distinct perspective from which to appreciate the rich academic tradition that is Catholic higher education and to recommit to providing the transformative learning experience that defines the genre.

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Simon's gift can be given or received

October 8, 2012
AUSTIN MARDON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Oct. 7-13 is Mental Health Week. It reminds me every year of famous helpers in history.

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Preparations for the council were a closed shop

October 1, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In mid-summer 1960, the preparations for the Second Vatican Council entered their second and final phase. Ten commissions were established to take the material submitted by bishops and Catholic universities from around the world and to develop documents to be considered by the council when it began.

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Erosion of family will bear bitter fruit for society

October 1, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Figures from the 2011 census showing a continued decline in married couple families and a hefty rise in lone parent and common-law arrangements are "sad and worrisome" and "nothing to celebrate," say pro-family organizations.

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Monk's prayer life aided by Buddhists, Muslims

Fr. William Skudlarek

October 1, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – Benedictine Father William Skudlarek said Buddhists have helped him learn to listen more when he prays, and Muslims have helped him show deeper reverence in prayer.

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Pioneering work in interfaith relations earns sister honour

Sr. Rosaleen Zdunich

October 1, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Deemed a Canadian pioneer for her work in fostering strong ecumenical and interfaith connections between diverse people and communities, Sister Rosaleen Zdunich will receive the highest honour the Province of Alberta has to offer.

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St. John Parish contributes to Corpus Christi Church

October 1, 2012
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Edmonton – St. John the Evangelist Parish has become the first parish to contribute to the building of the new Corpus Christi Church in Edmonton's Millwoods region.

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