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Mass should not be changed, even for hugs

If two professional hockey teams decided to throw away the rulebook and play a game with a beach ball and snowshoes, their game would not be called professional hockey.

Why?

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Directive on postures, gestures is questioned

I found it depressing, disturbing, discouraging and difficult not to feel adrift in a hierarchically-dominated Church when I read such a comment by Archbishop Smith that “directives (for uniform postures during Mass) have as their intention to assure consistent practice in the archdiocese and conformity with the universal law of the Church.”

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Campaign does not target Canadian farms

I thank Lorraine Gaumont for her response to “Small-scale farmers offset climate change” (WCR letters, Oct. 24), as it is important to specify the issues, and to be clear about our sources.

The Development and Peace campaign action, inspired by the “preferential option for the poor” is supporting small-scale farmers in the Global South.

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Crystal Cathedral will become Catholic cathedral

Crystal Cathedral

November 28, 2011

A bankruptcy court judge has ordered the sale of the Crystal Cathedral and its nearly 31-acre campus in Garden Grove, calif., to the Catholic Diocese of Orange for US$57.5 million.

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Cardinal Law replaced as archpriest of basilica

Cardinal Bernard Law

November 28, 2011

Cardinal Bernard Law, former archbishop of Boston, has been replaced as archpriest of the Rome Basilica of St. Mary Major, the Vatican announced.

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U.S. Melkite bishop may ordain married men

Bishop Nicholas Samra

November 28, 2011

To address a shortage of priests in his nationwide eparchy, the Melkite Catholic bishop of Newton, Mass., is exploring the possibility of ordaining married men as priests.

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Jesuit journal wants democratic Internet

November 28, 2011

The Internet is a global public good that should be accessible to all and respectful of the rights of others, said an influential Jesuit magazine.

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Resurrection means love conquers hate, pope says

November 28, 2011

Believing in Christ's resurrection means that no matter how difficult life gets, one believes that love and goodness are far more powerful than hatred and evil, Pope Benedict XVI said.

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Benetton removes image of pope kissing Muslim

November 28, 2011

Hours after the Vatican condemned an Italian ad campaign that depicted Pope Benedict kissing a Muslim leader, the Italian fashion house Benetton withdrew the photo.

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Bishop avoids indictment, agrees to report abuse

Bishop Robert Finn

November 28, 2011

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., has agreed to meet monthly for the next five years with a county prosecutor to avoid a possible criminal misdemeanour indictment for failing to report a priest suspected of child abuse.

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