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Benedictine says missal imposed from above

Fr. Anthony Ruff

February 21, 2011
NANCY FRAZIER O’BRIEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON — Saying he “cannot promote the new missal translation with integrity,” the former chairman of the music committee of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy has withdrawn from all speaking engagements related to the missal. more . . .

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Dutch Jesuit wrote popular catechisms

St. Peter Canisius

February 21, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Even in the midst of the upheaval of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, St. Peter Canisius knew how to defend Catholic doctrine without launching personal attacks on those who disagreed, Pope Benedict said. more . . .

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Sask. Church leaders look at marriage

February 21, 2011
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

LUMSDEN, SASK. — Anglicans, Lutherans and Roman Catholics have similar views of marriage, but significant differences surfaced during discussions at the annual St. Michael’s Retreat Ministries Bishops’ Day. more . . .

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Democracy is good, respect for human dignity is better

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February 14, 2011

The world should rejoice if the protests in Egypt lead to the establishment of democracy. The hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Tahrir Square say this is what they want. They want free and fair elections, the rule of law, enforceable human rights and independent courts. Despite its weaknesses, democracy is much closer to the will of the people than is the arbitrary will of a dictator. more . . .

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Obsession with newer, faster toys a substitute for genuine enjoyment

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

February 14, 2011

Eighty-five years ago, G. K. Chesterton looked at his society and saw some things that disturbed him. Here’s his comment:

“There comes an hour in the afternoon when the child is tired of ‘pretending’; when he is weary of being a robber or a noble savage. It is then that he torments the cat. There comes a time in the routine of an ordered civilization when the man is tired at playing at mythology and pretending that a tree is a maiden or that the moon made love to a man. more . . .

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Jesus is honoured by our service to the poor

Kathleen Giffin

February 14, 20111

I was the youngest of four siblings who together attended a country school. We lived on a farm, and if we forgot to take something in the morning, parents weren't called to ask them to bring it to school. more . . .

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Dropped subsidy can cut voter ballots

Joe Gunn

February 14, 2011

It's all the buzz in Ottawa — a federal election seems to be on the horizon. Vancouver South Liberal MP Ujjal Dossanjh has said a late spring election is all but "inevitable." more . . .

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Irish visitations avoid beer and blarney

Fr. Raymond de Souza

February 14, 2011

What will the apostolic visitation of Ireland accomplish?

In response to the sexual abuse crisis there, Pope Benedict decided last spring to send five bishops to carry out a visitation - ecclesiastical parlance for an investigation — of the archdioceses and seminaries of Ireland. He chose quite a high-powered team: Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor of Westminster (retired), Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto and Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa. They have each been assigned one Irish archdiocese, and Archbishop Timothy Dolan has been assigned the Irish seminaries. more . . .

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Do our pets go to heaven?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

February 14, 2011

Question Do pets go to heaven? It would be sad for many people if they're in heaven without their pets. more . . .

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Roche's determination wins Nobel nomination

February 14, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Douglas Roche, long-time nuclear disarmament activist and founding editor of the Western Catholic Reporter, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Roche, who has served as senator, member of Parliament and Canada's ambassador for disarmament, has been nominated by the International Peace Bureau for his role in launching and leading the Middle Powers Initiative. more . . .

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