I was surprised by a statement in the WCR that "There has been some ecumenical activities in the area and in Edmonton, but in terms of a structure like this, apparently this is the first" ("Christian unity is a mandate from Christ," WCR, April 2).
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I regret very much that Glen Argan chose to write the editorial, "Scrutiny of U.S. Nuns opens door to future renewal" (WCR, May 7).
I noticed that your latest edition of the WCR does not have a space allocation nor an access address for Letters to the Editor, as every decent publication should.
There has been a constant barrage of editorials, columns and letters in this paper on the "unconscionable" funding cuts CCODP has suffered at the hands of heartless CIDA.
It seems that applause is becoming more widespread in our churches. According to Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, in his book The Spirit of the Liturgy, "when applause breaks out at Mass, it becomes ecclesiastical entertainment."
Re: "Crisis needs more talk, less secrecy, says Kenny" (WCR, April 30).
Words cannot express the chagrin and mortification suffered by the faithful for the utter rot heaped upon their beloved Church by the sex abuse crisis. The perverts gave themselves over to the devil and the devil has done his dirt.
OTTAWA – Raymond Lahey, the retired bishop of Antigonish, N.S., who was convicted of importing child pornography, has been laicized by the Vatican.
Both the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., are defending themselves against lawsuits filed by Catholic school teachers who were fired for pursuing in vitro fertilization treatments.
The Catholic bishops of the Philippines welcomed a statement by the country's finance secretary, who said the nation's rising population is a boon to the economy.
The leader of the Catholic Church in Nigeria has criticized his government for allegedly failing to protect Christians in the north of his country from attack by Islamist terrorists.