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Anglo-Catholics should unite with Rome — bishop

March 14, 2011

Traditionalist Anglicans who remain in the Anglican Church rather than taking up Pope Benedict's offer of an Anglican ordinariate are wasting their spiritual energy clinging to a dangerous illusion, said the Vatican's delegate for the Australian ordinariate.

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New media help Church listen, says Vatican official

March 14, 2011

A secret ingredient to good communication is listening, and interactive technologies are making that so much easier to do, said a Vatican official.

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Record food prices

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March 14, 2011

The United Nations reported that food prices reached record highs in February.

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Cardinal says bad Masses lead to weak faith

March 14, 2011

A weakening of faith in God, a rise in selfishness and a drop in the number of people going to Mass in many parts of the world can be traced to Masses that are not reverent and don't follow Church rules, said a Vatican official and a consultant.

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Freedom is abandonment to God's love, pope says

March 14, 2011

Pope Benedict said that those seeking "true liberty" should follow the example of a 16th-century French saint who urged the faithful to give themselves up completely to God's love.

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Obama ends marriage defence; bishops alarmed

March 14, 2011

The Obama administration's decision to no longer support the federal Defense of Marriage Act is an "alarming and grave injustice," said New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Fasting has spiritual, physical benefits

March 14, 2011

That empty stomach rumble, a reminder of fasting during Lent, is beneficial spiritually and physically.

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The story of Israel is Mary's story

March 14, 2011
ANNE MARIE POSELLA
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

In 2009, my grandmother died a year before her 100th birthday. After the funeral, I dug up her old genealogy records, which traced our family's roots back 400 years to the habitants of New France.

As a child, I had spent hours listening to the stories that Gram had told about my long-ago ancestors. What courage had led these men and women to Canada, bringing little more than the faith! The early settlers had faced terrible hardships as they made a life for their families in this new land.

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Budgets mirror the values of Canadians

Joe Gunn

March 14, 2011

Shrug. Ask most Canadian Christians what a federal budget should contain, and a hopeless shrug might be the most common response.

Then again, some of us might tune in to the news to see if we can expect to pay more taxes, receive a tax break, or perhaps even come to expect new government services. If a budget only seems like big news for business, social advocacy organizations and politicians, however, we're missing the mark.

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Get up and be not afraid

Kathleen Giffin

March 14, 2011

Every Lent, on the Second Sunday, we hear a Gospel reading of the Transfiguration, the revelation to the disciples of the divinity of Jesus. Each of the three Scriptural accounts contain the same basic elements - the three disciples climb the mountain with Jesus who is transfigured before them; Moses and Elijah appear; and they hear the voice of the Father telling them: "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!"

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