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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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Churchgoers’ healthy passion too often flares into burning anger

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 7, 2011

I work and move within Church circles and find that most of the people I meet there are honest, committed and for the most part radiate their faith positively. Most churchgoers aren't hypocrites. What I do find disturbing though is that too many of us can be bitter, angry, mean-spirited and judgmental, especially in terms of the values that we hold most dear. more . . .

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Lent lets us give up so we can be more

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March 7, 2011

Lent, as is often noted, is the Old English word for spring. This year, with Ash Wednesday abnormally late on March 9, the beginning of Lent is that much closer to the official start of spring. Already, even if the weather is not spring-like, the sun is more in evidence and the end of winter's blasts are in sight. more . . .

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Jesuit bridges Church and modernism gap

Jesuit Peter Larisey

March 7, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Before he was ordained, the young Jesuit Peter Larisey learned to take no for an answer. Practice makes perfect.

Drawn to art since childhood, Larisey wanted to study art in a serious way. Starting about 1959, each year Larisey would ask Father Provincial of the English Canadian Jesuits if he might be allowed to study art. Each year he was told, "No." more . . .

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Catholic U president says intellectual life has roots in virtue

John Garvey

March 7, 2011
MAUREEN BOYLE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - The new president of the Catholic University of America has called for a rebirth in Catholic intellectual life, a rebirth that is rooted in virtue. more . . .

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Catholic colleges add different level to university experience

Lucy Schmidt

March 7, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO - For Lucy Schmidt, getting involved in the faith groups available on campus at Toronto's University of St. Michael's College has made her university experience incredible.more . . .

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