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Wis. bishops ask Catholics not to bring guns to church

November 14, 2011

Wisconsin's bishops have urged Catholics not to take weapons to church even though a new state law went into effect Nov. 1 allowing those with permits to carry concealed weapons.

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Philippine ritual

November 14, 2011

A mother uses a ladder to reach her son's tomb and offer a prayer at a public cemetery in Navotas, Philippines, Nov. 1.

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Religion teachers critical to new evangelization

November 14, 2011

Solid catechesis, confidence in the faith and sharing the faith are critical elements to carrying out the work of the new evangelization, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington told high school religion teachers Oct. 28.

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Half of Ireland has chilly view of Church

November 14, 2011

Almost half of Irish people polled say they now have an unfavourable view of the Catholic Church.

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Catholics oppose prejudice against Mormons

November 14, 2011

Comments made about the religious affiliation of presidential candidates have no place in American political campaigns, say several dozen academics, diplomats and other prominent Catholics.

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Brazilians turn in 271 firearms at local churches

Cardinal Odilio Pedro Scherer

November 14, 2011

Nineteen parishes in Sao Paulo, Brazil, opened their doors to collect guns and ammunition as part of a city-wide campaign that collected 271 firearms and 173 rounds of ammunition.

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Questions about CCODP are still outstanding

November 21, 2011

I am writing concerning Development and Peace. In my reading, the first and most startling incident was the invitation to a Jesuit priest in Mexico to speak in Canada. When questioned by Archbishop Prendergast about abortion, he admitted that he was open to it and was sent packing.

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Sense of accountability prevented suicide

November 21, 2011

After reading Father Ron Rolheiser’s In Exile column on suicide (WCR, Oct. 31), I am left wondering if I could disagree with him more fervently. My life has been touched by suicide a couple times and I have even attempted it myself once.

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Foolish bridesmaids responsible for changes

November 21, 2011

On the first Sunday of Advent, changes to the liturgy will be implemented. They are outlined in a folder. However, not enough folders were printed and we do not have them throughout our archdiocese. Oh well, carry on.

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Strongest temptations can't destroy desire for the good

St. Francis de Sales

November 14, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Perhaps no one in the history of the world has thought about the nature of reality with as much depth and as much breadth as did Aristotle.

Aristotle maintained, for example, that human moral decision-making was motivated not by a sense of obligation and even less by the "weighing" of the potential good and bad consequences of various alternative actions.

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