Paying taxes allows us to stand together

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

August 20, 2012

Recently, I got into a debate with friends about the rationale behind taxation, while being treated to a sumptuous meal. A good meal has a way of bringing to mind the God of creation when we remember that so many people do not have three square meals daily.

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Article overcame divisive mentality

August 20, 2012

Re: Christology and World Religions (WCR, June 25).

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Jesus, Mary were not world travellers

August 20, 2012

I was dismayed by the question to Sister Louise Zdunich regarding Christ's wherabouts during his so-called "lost years" in the July 16 WCR. The question is irrelevant. His ministry was obviously intended to last only during his last three years.

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Wheelchair project continues to roll along

August 20, 2012

Re: "Wheelchair promoter becomes beneficiary himself" (WCR, July 16).

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MaterCare seeks support for maternal rights charter

Dr. Robert Walley

August 20, 2012

MaterCare International has drafted a Charter of Maternal Rights it hopes will be adopted by leaders and decision makers around the world to help stem the high number of maternal deaths.

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Religious orders needed now more than ever – Jesuit

Fr. Thomas Smolich

August 20, 2012

Positive dreams, humor and a return to the Second Vatican Council’s call for reading the signs of the times can help attract young people to religious orders today, several speakers told members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men at their annual assembly in Houston.

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Observatory director high on Martian explorer

August 20, 2012

Jesuit Father Jose Funes is pleased with the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, and he thinks “everybody should be happy with the success.”

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Vatican urges vacations that conserve energy

August 20, 2012

Going on vacation must not be an occasion to relax one’s commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment, the Vatican said.

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Bavarian folk festival comes to papal villa

August 20, 2012

With his 88-year-old brother sitting by his side, Pope Benedict was treated to an evening of Bavarian folk music and dancing, a clear expression, he said, of a “cheerful culture, imbued with joy.”

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Priest deported after preaching on justice

August 20, 2012

Zambian authorities deported a Rwandese Catholic priest after he was detained for two days and questioned for preaching about poverty and justice for the poor during a Mass.

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