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Jesuit journal wants democratic Internet

November 28, 2011

The Internet is a global public good that should be accessible to all and respectful of the rights of others, said an influential Jesuit magazine.

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U.S. Melkite bishop may ordain married men

Bishop Nicholas Samra

November 28, 2011

To address a shortage of priests in his nationwide eparchy, the Melkite Catholic bishop of Newton, Mass., is exploring the possibility of ordaining married men as priests.

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Cardinal Law replaced as archpriest of basilica

Cardinal Bernard Law

November 28, 2011

Cardinal Bernard Law, former archbishop of Boston, has been replaced as archpriest of the Rome Basilica of St. Mary Major, the Vatican announced.

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Crystal Cathedral will become Catholic cathedral

Crystal Cathedral

November 28, 2011

A bankruptcy court judge has ordered the sale of the Crystal Cathedral and its nearly 31-acre campus in Garden Grove, calif., to the Catholic Diocese of Orange for US$57.5 million.

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Campaign does not target Canadian farms

I thank Lorraine Gaumont for her response to “Small-scale farmers offset climate change” (WCR letters, Oct. 24), as it is important to specify the issues, and to be clear about our sources.

The Development and Peace campaign action, inspired by the “preferential option for the poor” is supporting small-scale farmers in the Global South.

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Directive on postures, gestures is questioned

I found it depressing, disturbing, discouraging and difficult not to feel adrift in a hierarchically-dominated Church when I read such a comment by Archbishop Smith that “directives (for uniform postures during Mass) have as their intention to assure consistent practice in the archdiocese and conformity with the universal law of the Church.”

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Mass should not be changed, even for hugs

If two professional hockey teams decided to throw away the rulebook and play a game with a beach ball and snowshoes, their game would not be called professional hockey.

Why?

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A saint offers counsels for the battle against temptation

St. Francis de Sales

November 21, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Last week's article noted that even the strongest temptations cannot overwhelm a person's desire for the good. The fire of the good always burns.

However, in the face of strong temptation, it may not burn brightly. Temptation must be overcome. So how does one do that?

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New Missal to increase 'awesomeness' of liturgy

November 21, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

When Catholics begin using the new Roman Missal on the first Sunday of Advent, they will find an "awesomeness" to the new translation that maybe wasn't as present in the previous incarnation, said Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast.

The new translation will mark the shift from using principles of "dynamic equivalence" to "formal equivalence" on the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27. Its aim is to improve the liturgy, said Prendergast.

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Corpus Christi raises funds for church

November 21, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Eleven years after it was established, Corpus Christi Parish is getting ready to build its first church – a magnificent 4,400-square-metre facility for 1,500 people.

The new church will cost $16 million, which Father Jim Corrigan is hoping to raise through a pledge campaign.

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