CCODP heals Haiti by generations

February 27, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Several revolutions are going on in post-earthquake Haiti and one of them is changing how Canada's Catholic development agency thinks about its work.

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The Wonder of the sacraments

Teresa Kellendonk

February 27, 2012
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Archbishop Smith asked me to consider speaking for Nothing More Beautiful, I was speechless. Now, anyone who knows me knows this doesn't happen often – yet, like many of the witness speakers before me, I asked myself: Why? Why me? I am like so many of you, an ordinary person.

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Kindness, fasting part of Lent for the poor also

February 27, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – When Father Roger Brennan was living and working in a dirt-poor town 700 kms southwest of Manila in the Philippines, he didn't think he would have to answer questions about whether it was OK to eat chicken during Lent.

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Local churches celebrate World Day of Prayer

February 27, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

This year's service was built on the theme Let Justice Prevail by the women of Malaysia.

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Bouchard leaving, but he leaves legacy of moral courage

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February 27, 2012

The appointment of Bishop Luc Bouchard as bishop of Trois Rivieres, Quebec, came as a bolt out of the blue. Bishop of St. Paul for 10 years, Bouchard seemed likely to minister here until his retirement in 13 years.

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Sheep not of our flock hear the shepherd's voice

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

February 27, 2012

I grew up with strong, conservative, Roman Catholic roots: the Baltimore Catechism, the Latin Mass, daily rosary, daily Mass if possible, and a rich stream of devotional practices. That's a gift for which I'm deeply grateful.

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Faith sees through the eyes of the heart

John Connelly

 

February 27, 2012
Second Sunday in Lent
March 4, 2012

Imagine if Jesus suddenly came to you right now. In person. The risen Christ standing before you and looking you right in the eye. What would you think? What would you feel? How would you respond?

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What does it mean to be a Christian witness?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

February 27, 2012

We hear the word "witness" or "witnessing" used often.

What does it really mean to be Christian witnesses?

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Some folks' realities clash with ethics of Catholic providers

Gordon Self

February 27, 2012

John Steinbeck's literary classic, The Grapes of Wrath depicts a family's struggle for survival after being displaced from their Oklahoma farm in the wake of the Dust Bowl and economic collapse of the 1930's. Gathering what's left of their possessions on a rickety truck, the Joad family head west along Route 66 to California, hoping to start anew with the lure of fertile agricultural lands and plenty of work.

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Edmonton Archdiocese needs a Catholic perinatal hospice

Mark Pickup

February 27, 2012

I do not know what it's like to lose a child and I hope I never do. All my children, and now grandchildren, are healthy and strong. My family is truly blessed and I try not to forget that fact.

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