From the monthly archives: June 2013

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Who do you say that Jesus is?

Kathleen Giffin

June 17, 2013
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 23, 2013

Many years ago, a relative whom I had only once met went through a time of great difficulty. The situation I was in at that time was such that I had the opportunity to reach out with some concrete help.

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Morgentaler's legacy lives on for society to tend and heal

Mark Pickup

June 17, 2013

When I heard that Henry Morgentaler had died, my initial response was a hope that he experienced a deathbed conversion.

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Is evangelization a matter of numbers or hearing footsteps?

Fr. Raymond de Souza

June 17, 2013

A year ago I visited the Diocese of Whitehorse, heading north to the Yukon for the first time. Last week, the bishop of Whitehorse – which comprises all of the Yukon and a little of northern British Columbia – returned the visit as it were, preaching the priests' retreat for the Archdiocese of Kingston, here in the Thousand Islands.

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Edmonton targets poverty's root cause

Bob McKeon

June 17, 2013

Several months ago, I was invited to join the steering committee for the Edmonton Poverty Reduction Initiative. This city committee is composed of leaders from different sectors of society including city council, business, front-line social agencies, health, education, labour and different orders of government. I am there as a "faith sector" representative.

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Saint John's Bible portrays the value of beauty and the sacred

Dr. Gerry Turcotte

June 17, 2013

In an article entitled "Art and the Beauty of Faith," Father Raymond de Souza references the writings of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who before he became pope wrote that there were "two compelling 'arguments'" for the Church's faith being true – the first was the lives of the saints and their living "Christian witness"; and the second was the art that [the Church] has nurtured in her midst."

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Pope Francis opts to spend summer in the city

June 17, 2013

Unlike many of his predecessors since the early 1600s, Pope Francis has decided not to spend the summer months at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo south of Rome, although he will observe a reduced schedule in July and August.

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Worldly seduction is like adultery – Francis

June 17, 2013

Getting caught up in worldly things is like being an adulterer, cheating on God and his love, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Resort owner buries Infant of Prague statue

June 17, 2013

A Dublin hotel owner is placing his trust in an Irish Catholic tradition, hoping to guarantee good weather as some of the most powerful leaders in the world prepare to check in as guests.

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Pope saves students from boredom, uses Q&A

June 17, 2013

Pope Francis ditched a 1,250-word prepared speech to students saying it would be "a tad boring" to read out loud and opted instead to just quickly hit the high points and spend the rest of the time answering people's questions.

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Spanish Civil War victims recognized as martyrs

June 17, 2013

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of 95 men and women religious and laymen who were killed during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.

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