From the monthly archives: June 2013

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Pope Francis shows how to respond to God's presence

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June 10, 2013

In but a few days, it will have been three months since Pope Francis was elected to serve as supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church or, as he prefers to be known, the bishop of Rome. Every day, it seems, brings new evidence of the wisdom of the College of Cardinals who, without in any way deprecating the holiness and wisdom of Pope Benedict XVI, chose a very different man to be the public face of Catholicism.

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Hurry, scurry right past what is truly important in life

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

June 10, 2013

Haste is our enemy. It puts us under stress, raises our blood pressure, makes us impatient, renders us more vulnerable to accidents and, most seriously, blinds us to the needs of others. Haste is normally not a virtue, irrespective of the goodness of the thing towards which we are hurrying.

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Jesus' profound love dries our tears of regret

Maria Kozakiewicz

June 10, 2013
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 15, 2013

We know the scene, and it is easy to imagine: a wealthy house somewhere in Judea, Jesus, reclining by the dinner table on a low couch, his host, the Pharisee resting similarly beside him or across the table.

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Moral of Great Gatsby still holds true

Fr. Robert Barron

June 10, 2013

The appearance of yet another film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby provides the occasion for reflecting on what many consider the great American novel.

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Respect, courtesy matter in life, at Church

Bishop Fred Henry

June 10, 2013

When I was seminarian, one of our compulsory courses was our half-hour Saturday night etiquette class. After a full week of facing the rigours of philosophical or theological study and reflection, this was a necessary, rather light subject but a hard discipline.

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Time to take action, build a new culture

Joe Gunn

June 10, 2013

Canada's bishops believe that core truths have been spoken on environmental issues by recent popes – but much more has to be done. "What's needed is the reception of what's been said," says Saskatoon's Bishop Don Bolen. "Canadians need to adopt dramatic change in our relationship with the environment."

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'Observers', added different outlooks in Vatican II talks

June 10, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One feature that distinguished the Second Vatican Council from the 19th-century Vatican One and the 16th-century Council of Trent was the presence of "observers" from other Christian churches.

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Controversial Greeley, novelist and sociologist, dies

June 10, 2013

Father Andrew Greeley, a Chicago archdiocesan priest and well-known novelist, journalist and sociologist, died May 29 at his home in Chicago. He was 85 years old.

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Eradicate world hunger, says Vatican UN rep

June 10, 2013

Finding a solution to the "ongoing scandal" of worldwide hunger should be a top priority, said the Vatican's representative to the United Nations.

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Multinationals plunder Madagascar – bishops

June 10, 2013

Madagascar's bishops called on candidates in the next general election to shun demagogy and put the common good at the centre of their campaigns.

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