Easter Baptism reminds us of other waters

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

April 2, 2012

At the dawn of creation, "the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters (Genesis 1.2)." The waters at creation not only manifest the symbolism of water in Christian theology, but also its creational importance. Water sustains life and its absence spells doom or death.

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Behold the wood of the cross . . . but can we still wear it

Lasha Morningstar

April 2, 2012

Easter, and Christian eyes rest on the crucifixion. Hearts and souls traverse through Christ's anguish in Gethsemane, the Last Supper knowing Judas would betray him, Peter deny him.

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New brooms sweep in new evangelization

Fr. Raymond de Souza

April 2, 2012

How do you reform an episcopate and provide new leadership for the Church in a particular nation? Canada is now the model for the Church universal on how it can be done.

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A convert comes to know Virgin Mary

April 2, 2012
KENNA MARY MCKINNON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

As a candidate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), I was fascinated by the Catholic veneration of the Virgin Mary.

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How can my granddaughter be baptized?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

April 2, 2012

My daughter is divorced and remarried. I'd like to have my granddaughter baptized but my parish refuses. What can I do?

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Cuts to CCODP funding are unconscionable

April 2, 2012

The quote from the 17th century English poet John Dryden "Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare" that appeared in Joe Gunn's article, "Overseas aid battered by storms of cutbacks" (WCR, Feb. 13), was prophetic in terms of what is currently happening with CIDA funding for Development and Peace.

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Education Act proposals threaten parental rights

April 2, 2012

Re: "Homeschoolers fear intrusion on parental rights from School Act" (WCR, March 12).

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Even muskoxen must heed voice of Jesus

April 2, 2012

I refer to the editorial, "Besieged Church need not withdraw into circle of muskox" (WCR, March 19).

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Peacemakers are children of God

March 26, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Popular mythology assumes that the culmination of history will be marked by a great "final battle" between the forces of good and evil. This myth has made for plenty of action movies in which the men in white hats achieve final and total victory over those in black hats.

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Religious orders look to the next generation

March 26, 2012
SARA FRANCIS
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Finding and forming the next generation of religious in Canada was a popular topic at this year's National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors Conference.

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