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Prayer is abandoning self to God's will, pope says

March 7, 2011

Prayer is not a reflection on one's self, but a complete abandonment to the word and will of God, Pope Benedict said.

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Prayer is abandoning self to God's will, pope says

March 7, 2011

Prayer is not a reflection on one's self, but a complete abandonment to the word and will of God, Pope Benedict said.

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Maronite patriarch steps down at age 90

Lebanese Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir

March 7, 2011

Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Lebanese Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, the 90-year-old head of the Maronite Catholic Church.

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Cheap access to water a right for all — bishop

March 7, 2011

Reasonable access to clean water is a fundamental human right and its distribution should not be left solely to private companies seeking profit, a top Vatican official said.

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Bishop's assailant found not criminally responsible

Bishop David Monroe

March 7, 2011

The man who attacked Bishop David Monroe of Kamloops last October was found not criminally responsible in Provincial Court Feb. 24.

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In Mary's transparent faith, God reveals the light of Christ

March 7, 2011
ANNE MARIE POSELLA
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

In the sunny window of my mother's kitchen hangs a fragile, blown-glass vessel. Inside its clear outer globe are a number of tiny angelic figures, all facing inward.

However, it is only when I turn the glass and examine its many facets that I see the image of the Eucharist appear at its centre. It is only when the sun shines through this delicate prism that the colours hidden in the light refract and shimmer on the walls and ceiling of the room. more . . .

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Bethlehem University should drop politics

Fr. Raymond de Souza

March 7, 2011

I look forward to visiting Bethlehem University when in the Holy Land and, if time permits, introducing pilgrims to the campus and the students. Run by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Bethlehem University was the first university in the West Bank, founded in 1973. more . . .

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Dialogue with youth, laity essential in a changing world

March 7, 2011
BILLY ISENOR, OFM
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

The news these days is filled with talk of revolutions and uprisings. In the Middle East, we see old oppressive autocratic regimes being threatened and conquered by grassroots movements that are started by young adults who use Facebook and other social media to drum up support. more . . .

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The Church we believe in is catholic

Lesley-Anne Knight.

March 7, 2011
 

Exactly one year ago this week, I was in Port au Prince in Haiti, and it was just a month after the catastrophic earthquake that destroyed much of that city. I was with Pere Chadik, the director of Caritas Haiti, and after taking me around the ruins of the cathedral, where Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot had been killed, we went to the Catholic seminary. more . . .

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Lent — a time to pause, pray, praise

Maria Kozakiewicz

March 7, 2011

In my memories, Lent has always been associated with early spring and penance. On one side, you have the end of partying and fun, which are replaced with fasts, solemn songs in church, as well as various voluntary deprivations. On the other, you begin to feel the promise of spring in the air. more . . .

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