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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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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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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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Keep in touch with your moral centre to live a mystical life

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

July 2, 2012

Mysticism is an exotic word. Few of us connect mysticism with ordinary experience, especially with our own experience. Mysticism is generally seen as an exotic thing, a paranormal thing, a special kind of consciousness given only to the most elite within the spiritual life, something for spiritual athletes or for the weird, visions and altered states of consciousness, snakes and ladders in the spiritual life.

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The awakening of the spirit begins with one's own heart

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July 2, 2012

Canada Day comes this year in the wake of the body parts of a murdered young foreign student being mailed to various organizations and of the apparently cold-blooded murder of three security company employees in Edmonton. Such incidents are not typical of Canadian reality; however, they are flagrant examples of an increasing ferocity in what once was known as the peaceable kingdom.

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What happened to Jesus during his 18 lost years?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

July 16, 2012

I'm curious about where Jesus spent the time between 12 and 30.

Are you aware of any research that would indicate where Jesus was in this period of his life?

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Time for the federal gov't to step up to nation's empty plates

Joe Gunn

July 16, 2012

What would you say about hunger, if the United Nations wanted to hear from you?

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Canada's laws must care and protect life

Mark Pickup

July 16, 2012

Last month, British Columbia Judge Lynn Smith declared Canada's laws banning assisted suicide unconstitutional. Apparently it is not fair for severely disabled people to be denied suicide when healthy and able-bodied people can take their own lives. Really?

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Medication is way to avoid worst effects of schizophrenia

July 16, 2012
AUSTIN MARDON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Snake oil salesmen have been with us for a long time. Sometimes they merely steal money and hope from the vulnerable. Sometimes they do real harm, or even worse.

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Commune with God during vacation time

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

July 16, 2012

My vacation in Barbados last year drew my attention to the importance of water, or should I say beaches. The beautiful, clear-white sand beaches, superb restaurants and resorts of Barbados attract vacationers. The little island of Barbados is not only grateful for the presence of visitors to boost its tourism industry, but summer gives churches the opportunity to welcome and experience larger congregations than usual.

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