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Laity are agents of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

October 25, 2010

Over the last 31 issues of the WCR, these articles have attempted to give our readers more of a taste, a feel, for the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our Church. more . . .

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Forgiveness lightens life's burdens

Ralph Himsl

October 25, 2010

Big mistake!! Big mistake from the point of view of efficient use of time. As I prepared this text, the name Jericho took me to the Internet and its helpmate, Google Earth. more . . .

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Plagued by doubts? Sit in silent prayer for 30 minutes daily

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 25, 2010

Several years ago, a friend shared this story with me: Raised a Roman Catholic and essentially faithful in going to church and in trying to live an honest moral life, he found himself, in his mid-forties, plagued by doubts, unable to pray and unable (when he was honest with himself) to even believe in the existence of God. more . . .

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Brother André witnesses the Church's holiness

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October 25, 2010

Overestimating the importance at this time of the canonization of Alfred Bessette, Montreal's Brother André, would be nearly impossible. At a time when the Church is portrayed primarily as an institution, often an unsavoury institution, Brother André shows that the Church is, above all, holiness. The Church is a healing touch; it is the mercy of God in our midst. more . . .

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Let Br. André lead us to St. Joseph's feast

Fr. Raymond de Souza

Month Date, 2010

The Oct. 17 canonization of Brother André of Montréal is a moment of pride for Canada's Catholics, but something of a challenge too. How best to take advantage of the grace of this occasion? more . . .

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Economist adds a human factor to happiness

Mark Anielski

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – There's an old adage, "Money doesn't buy happiness."

If not money, then what does buy happiness? Offering a roadmap towards flourishing economies of well-being is Mark Anielski, an alternative economist who teaches corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship at the University of Alberta's School of Business. more . . .

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Montreal's saint was 'pure of heart'

October 25, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict proclaimed Blessed André Bessette, "the miracle man of Montreal," a saint Oct. 17 and prayed that his example "inspire Canadian Christian life."

St. Bessette "lived the beatitude of the pure of heart," the pope said in his homily during the ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. more . . .

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Canada's bishops look at myriad questions

October 25, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Life and family issues and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) are among the issues Canada's bishops will tackle this year at their annual plenary Oct. 25-29. more . . .

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New faces adorn school board table

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October 25, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Three new faces will sit around the table in the new look seven-member Edmonton Catholic School Board.

Larry Kowalczyk, Laura Thibert and John Acheson will join returning trustees Debbie Engel, Becky Kallal, Cindy Olsen and Marilyn Bergstra in guiding the fortunes of the district's nearly 34,000 students. more . . .

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I love to laugh! Loud and long and clear

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Laughter can draw people together. When people laugh together, they find a common spiritual connection.

For years now, Jean Munro has hosted a workshop, Holy Hilarity: Laughter for the Health of it. People continue being amazed by what they learn and experience at Munro's workshop. She teaches people that joy comes to those who laugh and to those who listen and see it. more . . .

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