Pro-life walkers found hope in unexpected places

August 27, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Twelve Crossroads walkers who hiked through Canada for the past three months wearing t-shirts saying "Pro Life" ended their trek in Ottawa Aug. 11, convinced the public opinion is turning against abortion.

Read the rest of entry »

Paul Ryan must deliver the Church's full-meal deal

WCR Logo

August 27, 2012

Paul Ryan, the presumptive U.S. Republican nominee for vice-president, has been on the firing line for his use or abuse of Catholic social teaching to justify a draconian proposed budget that would cut both benefits to the poor and taxes paid by the rich.

Read the rest of entry »

God asks us to be patient, to let life unfold as it should

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

August 27, 2012

There's an adage that says that an atheist is simply someone who cannot grasp metaphor. Thomas Halik, the Czech writer, would suggest rather that an atheist is someone who cannot be patient enough with God.

Read the rest of entry »

Invasion of prayer would change world with heart of Jesus

John Connelly

August 27, 2012
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 2, 2012

We live in a unique and tumultuous time. I read today that numerous aid organizations are predicting that up to a billion people could starve in the next year.

Read the rest of entry »

Pope John's call for a council was greeted with a stony silence

August 27, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope John XXIII was known for his sense of humour and his positive outlook on life. Perhaps it was these factors that led him to say, two years after his Jan. 25, 1959 announcement that the Church would hold a worldwide council, that the announcement was greeted by the cardinals present with "a devout and impressive silence."

Read the rest of entry »

Dark Knight Batman becomes an icon of Christ

Fr. Robert Barron

August 27, 2012

In one way or another, all religions deal with the problem of evil, both how to explain it and how to solve it. Buddhism, for example, teaches that all life is suffering and that the only way out is through the extinction of egotistic desire, that "blowing out of the candle" designated by the Sanskrit word nirvana. All of Buddhist practice, theory and doctrine are devoted to the attainment of this blissful state.

Read the rest of entry »

Ethics demands keen judgment, open heart

Gordon Self

August 27, 2012

Planning is underway for the fifth and final year of the Nothing More Beautiful initiative in the Edmonton Archdiocese. Time and again, catechists and witnesses have reminded us of Pope Benedict's words that "there is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ."

Read the rest of entry »

S. African bishops urge inquiry into mine violence

August 27, 2012

South Africa's bishops condemned the killings at a platinum mine in Marikana and called for a judicial inquiry into the circumstances that led to the violence.

Read the rest of entry »

Vietnamese replace Mary with Ho Chi Minh

August 27, 2012

Government authorities from a district in Vietnam's Central Highlands forced ethnic villagers to remove Catholic pictures and items from their chapel, and authorities replaced them with images of the late communist leader Ho Chi Minh.

Read the rest of entry »

Poor need lobbyists more than rich – bishop

August 27, 2012

The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development urged the Senate to retain tax credits that keep low-income Americans from sinking into poverty, saying it would be "unjust and unwise" to let them lapse while addressing tax-cut proposals for higher-income Americans.

Read the rest of entry »

 

Archive