Massacre under way in Sudanese border region

February 27, 2012

A Sudanese bishop said the world has forgotten people in his diocese, where thousands of people have sought shelter from a government bombing campaign and aid agencies cannot gain access.

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UK cabinet minister warns of militant secularism

February 27, 2012

A "deeply intolerant" militant secularism is taking hold of Western societies, said a senior British government minister heading a delegation to the Vatican.

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Honduran prison, site of fire, vastly overcrowded

February 27, 2012

The Diocese of Comayagua is working with prison authorities to try to help survivors of one of the world's deadliest prison fires.

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Pope urges Syrian dialogue

February 27, 2012

A sign in response to the violence in Syria is seen during a Feb. 11 Mass at a church in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

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CCODP waiting for word from Ottawa

February 27, 2012

"Overseas aid battered by storms of cutbacks" by Joe Gunn (WCR, Feb. 13).

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Gov't rewards industry, ignores the NGOs

February 27, 2012

Joe Gunn's article, "Overseas aid battered by storms of cutbacks" (WCR, Feb. 13), is a reminder that government-industry cooperation in the delivery of development aid is not designed with a true spirit and attitude of altruism.

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Indifference to abortion reflects our silence

February 27, 2012

The blood that is shed by each innocent child murdered in the womb stains the fabric of the heart and soul of every individual within the republic where it occurs – even if it occurs under the protection of an unjust law.

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Changes to Mass fail to improve reverence

February 27, 2012

Re: "Holy Spirit inspired new Mass translation" (WCR letters, Feb. 13).

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Changes to Mass draws reader back to church

February 27, 2012

I am really impressed with the new Mass. I have been, for a few decades (mea culpa) an irregular attendee at Mass, attendance being a handful of times per year.

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Blessed are those who mourn

February 20, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Glen Argan Western Catholic Reporter

Fortunately, there are people who rein me in. There was the priest who, when I mentioned that I had been asked to take on a responsible, time-consuming volunteer position, looked at me as though I was daft.

Then, he calmly said, "If you have any extra time that you feel you can give, you should devote it to your work at the Western Catholic Reporter."

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