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Muslim scholars in Egypt boycott Vatican dialogue

January 31, 2011

Top Muslim academics in Egypt have announced they are suspending all dialogue with the Vatican to protest Pope Benedict's remarks about anti-Christian violence in Egypt.

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Dollar driven choices cannot trump ethics

Gordon Self

January 31, 2011

This month's column will coincide with the arrival of credit card statements in the mail. After the spending spree of Christmas the reality of what we now owe follows. For some, January bills can serve as a wake up call as to their total debt load, which may require immediate corrective action. more . . .

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Roll the dice on the Gospel and feed all your hungers

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

January 31, 2011

They hadn't understood about the loaves! The Gospels use those words to describe the crowd that Jesus had miraculously fed with five barley loaves and two fish. They ate, but they didn't understand. What didn't they understand? more . . .

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Let your light shine like a beacon for others

Ralph Himsl

January 31, 2011

Late last fall, I resolved to read the entire Bible, all 2,000 pages of the New and Old testaments. A seemingly daunting task even when taken in relatively small daily portions. Nevertheless, with last night's reading, I completed 300 pages, laying the book aside, a marker somewhere in the Book of Judges. more . . .

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Marriage commissioners hung out to dry

Bishop Fred Henry

January 31, 2011

Regrettably both the Calgary Herald editorial and the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal got it wrong regarding marriage commissioners. (See WCR, Jan. 24, "Sask. marriage commissioners must perform same-sex weddings.") more . . .

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‘Random’ acts of violence occur in a social context

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January 31, 2011

It's just not good enough to say the sole responsibility for the Jan. 9 Arizona massacre rests on one individual. But neither is it fair to use the massacre as an excuse for a witch hunt against every outspoken conservative. more . . .

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Ont. schools use Catholic values to support gay students

January 31, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — Despite pressure from activists and media to establish gay-straight alliances in their schools, several Ontario Catholic school boards remain adamant that they will support gay students in ways that reflect Catholic values. more . . .

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Lloydminster school Mass launches new year

January 31, 2011
COLLINS KEDRON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

LLOYDMINSTER - "In this Mass to begin the year 2011 as you resume the school after a short break, we the priests and parishioners of St. Anthony's Parish, Lloydminster, wish to welcome you back with joy and pray that the Lord will continue to lead you through the directions of your teachers." more . . .

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The challenge of chastity

January 31, 2011

 

Living a life of chastity is an ongoing journey which requires both guidance and encouragement. In order to help young Catholics on this challenging journey, the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops would like to show its solidarity with them by providing some words of direction and support. more . . .

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Catholic, United churches discuss marriage

January 31, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — A Catholic Church and United Church of Canada dialogue group is preparing a joint-statement on marriage, despite their churches taking opposing sides in the same-sex marriage debate. more . . .

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