At 96, John XXIII's secretary keeps his boss' memory alive

May 28, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When the freshly named patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, chose 37-year old Father Loris Capovilla as his personal secretary in 1953, a skeptical adviser told the cardinal that the priest looked too sickly to bear the strain of his new job.

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Kairos has kept the faith despite loss of CIDA funding

Jennifer Henry

May 28, 2012
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG – When Kairos, the Canadian ecumenical justice group, suddenly lost $7 million of funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, the organization returned to its roots and moved forward.

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Our Eternal Destiny

Dr. José Pereira

May 28, 2012
Dr. José Pereira

I have given many talks over the years, but this is by far the most difficult I have had to prepare. It is relatively easy for me to put together an academic presentation on a palliative care-related topic, but it has been difficult to put to paper and to speak about something that is much more personal.

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Benedict travels to world family meeting

May 28, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict will meet with families at a time when the institution of the family is under threat and many are still struggling with a worldwide economic crisis.

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Priest-scholar offers views on sacred art

May 28, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

There's no time like the present, except of course the past. Dominican art historian Father Marius Zerafa knows the past and refuses to romanticize it.

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Conscientious objection protects the common good

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May 28, 2012

The expected objection to the Canadian bishops' Pastoral Letter on Freedom of Conscience and Religion is that conscience rights cannot be given as high a priority as human rights. By allowing individuals to exercise their freedom of conscience in the public arena, so the argument goes, one is allowing them to infringe on the rights of others.

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Practice new evangelization by winning over hearts

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 28, 2012

Recently a new expression has made its way into our theological and ecclesial vocabulary. There's a lot of talk today about the New Evangelization. Indeed the pope has called for a synod to meet this year for a month in Rome to try to articulate a vision and strategy for such an endeavour.

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Jesus calls us to be his disciples every day

John Connelly

 

May 28, 2012
Trinity Sunday
June 3, 2012

Occasionally, I reflect on the purpose of this column. So this is simply a personal meditation on the Word Made Flesh and our call to be disciples of Jesus.

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Addicts, abandoned babies – Covenant Health cares for all

Gordon Self

May 28, 2012

On May 17, the Alberta March for Life event was held in Edmonton. I participated as a representative of Covenant Health. From the steps of the Legislature, I offered this selection of comments in solidarity with the marginalized, in particular those living with addictions and mental illness, a frequently overlooked and underserved population.

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The voice of conscience follows God's will

Bishop Fred Henry

May 28, 2012

Thomas, I'll have no opposition," warned Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons. The scene in Robert Bolt's play takes place in Sir Thomas More's garden. Henry has just learned that More does not support his plans to unmake his marriage.

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