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Power comes with total surrender to God

Ralph Himsl

July 2, 2012
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 8, 2012

Today's readings invite us to examine an element abiding in every relationship, that of "power" – and to meditate upon it.

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How do atheism and agnosticism differ?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

July 2, 2012

What is atheism? Agnosticism? What is the difference between the two?

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Future priests must be filled with the fire of New Evangelization

Fr. Robert Barron

July 2, 2012

Recently it was announced that I have been named the new rector-president of Mundelein Seminary, my alma mater and one of the largest seminaries in the United States. I believe that one reason Cardinal Francis George chose me for this position is that I've been working the past several years in the evangelization of the culture.

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Out of our isolation grows a disregard for nature, community

Lasha Morningstar

July 2, 2012

The wild hare hurtled across the winter street, just missing being hit by the car. It was 6 a.m. in city centre Inglewood. The driver was a woman, the car flashy and new. She made no attempt to stop.

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So what is ordinary about Ordinary Time?

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

July 2, 2012

Just the other day, at the jubilee celebration of my parish – Mary Help of Christians' Chinese Parish – Archbishop Richard Smith spoke about the need for a Christian compass leading contemporary Christians.

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Assisted suicide opens Pandora's box of the culture of death

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June 25, 2012

The B.C. Supreme Court decision to strike down the law banning assisted suicide as unconstitutional is a very bad decision and will, if left unchallenged, lead to nightmarish consequences for Canadian society. However, while this decision needs to be contested, it needs to be realized that the current trajectory of Western society leads, with a certain inevitability, to legalized euthanasia as well as all sorts of other assaults on human life and dignity.

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Break bad habits by burning them with love's pure fire

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

June 25, 2012

We all have our faults, weaknesses, places where we short-circuit morally, dark spots, secret and not-so-secret addictions. When we're honest, we know how universally true are St. Paul's words: "The good thing I want to do, I never do; the evil thing that I do not want to do – that is what I do."

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God calls us to re-launch our boats of life

John Connelly

June 25, 2012
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 1 2012

Today the heart of Jesus calls to you and me. His voice speaks to that hidden place in us that only God can see. The question we all need to ask is, "Lord, what would you have me do?" It is a frightening question.

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An answer just might be written in the stars

Gordon Self

June 25, 2012

As an amateur stargazer, I love training my telescope on Saturn. Viewing the rings around this beautiful gas giant never fails to awe me. Recently, I was with friends and their daughter to do a little stargazing in Saint John, N.B., overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

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Can we be friends with a woman whom I find attractive?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

June 25, 2012

I read an article that when we find attractiveness in others, we should recognize and appreciate their attributes as gifts of God. I find the wife of one of our friend couples attractive in that we share professional occupations, similar backgrounds and dispositions but also physically.

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