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OTTAWA — Veteran Rome-based reporter and author John Allen Jr. says there is no such thing as “the Vatican” as commonly portrayed by the mainstream media.
“Only seen from afar” is the Vatican perceived as a bunch of “Stepford wives all in lockstep,” the National Catholic Reporter’s senior correspondent told the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association annual conference here Sept. 23.
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OTTAWA — As Catholic schools across Canada face government pressure to adopt policies contrary to Church teaching, Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins urged Catholic school trustees not to compromise fidelity to the faith.
Speaking to the annual conference of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association (CCSTA) here Sept. 23, Collins exhorted everyone involved in Catholic education to become disciples of Jesus and to fully participate in the new evangelization.
This coming First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, 2011, the Church in our country will implement the liturgical norms of the third “typical edition” of the Roman Missal, as well as the revised Liturgical Calendar for the Dioceses of Canada. “Typical edition” means the text is the official version to which all copies and translations are to conform.
WASHINGTON — More than 200 Catholic theologians, scholars and social justice advocates have united in a call to abolish the death penalty in the United States.
In A Catholic Call to Abolish the Death Penalty, posted Sept. 26 on the website Catholic Moral Theology, the signers cite the executions of Troy Davis in Georgia and Lawrence Brewer in Texas in mid-September as the impetus for their decision to speak out.
An increase in the number of movies that present assisted suicide in a positive light is contributing to a renewed momentum to legalize physician-assisted suicide, a panellist said at a Sept. 20 webinar.
Films such as Million Dollar Baby and The Sea Inside, both rated PG-13 as containing material that may be inappropriate for children under 13, “dull our repugnance” for assisted suicide, said Capuchin Franciscan Father Dan Mindling.
WINDSOR, ONT. — A 20-month-old boy who was at the centre of an end-of-life debate died at home Sept. 27.
Joseph Maraachli died with his parents, Moe and Sana, by his side, six months after receiving a tracheotomy at a Catholic hospital in St. Louis. The procedure allowed him to return home to be cared for by his family.
Poverty is a virtue. So says St. Francis de Sales. "No man is ready ever to admit that he is avaricious. Everyone denies having so base and mean a heart."
OK. I won't admit that I'm avaricious. Those times I bought 6/49 tickets in the hope of launching into an early and comfortable retirement, it wasn't really me doing it. Actually, I had honourable motives. Gotta feed, clothe and educate those four kids, you know. A couple million bucks would help that project.