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Dialogue – a courageous journey that strengthens faith

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April 29, 2013

Anyone who spends much time reading the teachings of the Second Vatican Council cannot help but notice the repeated use of the word "dialogue." Catholics are called to dialogue with other Christians, non-Christians, atheists and the modern world. Dialogue is a feature that ought to exist, not only between Catholics and those outside the Church, but within the Church itself.

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12 Articles of the Creed: Week ELEVEN

May 6, 2013

Do I believe in Life Everlasting?

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Altar and ambo draw the faithful into a sacramental vision

Dr. Gerry Turcotte

May 6, 2013

I must confess that I haven't spent a great deal of time thinking about the principles behind altars and ambos. My first conscious consideration of altars came when I was struggling to understand homophones – words that sound the same but have different spellings.

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Fragility of life comes home to roost

Lasha Morningstar

May 6, 2013

The fragility of life broke through the turmoil of our everyday lives when Boston Marathon bombs unleashed their cowardly indiscriminate destruction.

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Alta. Bishops' letter on the Week for Life and the Family

May 6, 2013
Dear Faithful in Christ,

Life, marriage and family are gifts of God. As we now embark upon the Week for Life and Family, we Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories wish to reflect with you on the beauty and wonder of these realities, and offer our closeness and support to any who are struggling.

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Jesus' ascension leaves us to do God's will on earth

Ralph Himsl

May 6, 2013
Ascension
May 12, 2013

Today – today I choose to indulge myself. At four score years and four, I presume to take a stand on that thin collection of privileges earned by age. I make a claim for wisdom: T. S. Eliot's wisdom – the wisdom of humility. I find shelter in his claim that "The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility."

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Maturity demands practising graces of forgiveness, gratitude

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 6, 2013

In his autobiography, Morris West suggests that at a certain age our lives simplify and we need have only three phrases left in our spiritual vocabulary: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Government, media close the door on House of Horrors

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May 6, 2013

There are many theories as to why the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is getting sparse media coverage. But it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the decades-long government cover-up of Gosnell's grotesque abortion clinic is being perpetuated by the media.

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12 Articles of the Creed: WEEK TWELVE

May 6, 2013

Do I believe in the Life Everlasting?

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Sisters of Service served the West's most abandoned

Joe Gunn

May 13, 2013

My first full-time job started in the mid-1970s at the Archdiocese of Regina, setting up a social action office in Archbishop Charlie Halpin's offices on 13th Avenue. Here I met, for the first time, the Sisters of Service, who had their offices on nearby Cameron Street.

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