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The Church we believe in is Catholic

February 28, 2011
CARDINAL OSCAR RODRIGUEZ MARADIAGA

When I received the invitation to come, I was very happy, because I love the title of this series of lectures, Nothing More Beautiful, for many reasons. When we first learned the catechesis we remember three important verbs: We were created to know, love and serve God and our neighbour.

These verbs are related. You cannot love what you do not know; you cannot serve if you do not love. So we must know our Mother Church every day better in order to love her more and to serve her better. Nothing more beautiful to enhance our spiritual identity than knowing our creed better. And so that is why we are talking of the Church. The Church we believe in is catholic. more . . .

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Abide by God’s will in all that you do

Ralph Himsl

February 28, 2011

The readings for this Sunday's Mass led me once more to a realization that I might have thought had long since found a secure place in my mind. I mean the understanding that biblical texts require an approach unlike that used by a reader of novels or history. Biblical texts want thought and meditation. Quick perusal with the smug satisfaction of a duty done and a dismissive "Well, that's it then," will not do. more . . .

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Building an ark in troubled times keeps idealism alive

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

February 28, 2011

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you.

You will recognize these words as the opening lines of Rudyard Kipling's famous poem, If, and they, as much as any scriptural commentary, provide the key to understand the story of Noah and the Ark. more . . .

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KAIROS does ‘not’ deserve such duplicitous treatment

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February 28, 2011

Perhaps the only way the work done by KAIROS, the Canadian ecumenical social action coalition, would receive much public attention would be for it to be the subject of a federal political controversy. The organization has worked in relative obscurity for decades despite significant funding from the Catholic bishops and religious orders, mainline Protestant churches and the federal government. more . . .

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John of the Cross learned love amidst life’s hardships

St. John of the Cross

February 28, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Believing in Jesus Christ gives people strength to face the normal challenges of life and is not another burden to carry, Pope Benedict said. more . . .

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World Day of Prayer — March 4

February 28, 2011
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The annual World Day of Prayer is slated for Friday, March 4 with 13 ecumenical prayer services in the Edmonton area. more . . .

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Wicked Bible stars in rare exhibit

February 28, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

You don’t often get to see a Wicked Bible. There aren’t many of them left. That’s because King Charles I ordered them all burned. more . . .

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San Damiano Cross awoke Francis’ faith

February 28, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Before his conversion, St. Francis of Assisi was a young man with a generous heart. Unlike his parents, he yearned for more than money. Life was too short to be spent acquiring material wealth. more . . .

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Saguenay mayor defies human rights tribunal, keeps praying

February 28, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC — The mayor of Saguenay is appealing for donations to help him fight a Quebec Human Rights Tribunal (QHRT) ruling that ordered him to stop Christian prayer in the council chambers. more . . .

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Married life is a three-way chat

February 28, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Cory and Willy Van Amsterdam know that being a good spouse is a sacred calling from God. more . . .

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