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Religious vocations offer yearning hearts communion with God

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June 4, 2012

In his column on Page 19, Father Ayo Ayeni contrasts the conventional thinking and life of our age with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. The pursuit of wisdom, he says, leads one to communion and to understand love as sacrifice. The sinking into conventionality plants one in a blah existence, one lacking even in moral signposts.

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Wilderness, sun, storms, fear foster spirituality

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

June 4, 2012

A number of years ago, accompanied by an excellent Jesuit director, I did a 30-day retreat using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. In the third week, there's a meditation on Jesus' agony in the garden. I did the meditation to the best of my ability and met with my director to discuss the result. He wasn't satisfied and asked me to repeat the exercise.

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How can I keep the eternal covenant?

Ralph Himsl

June 4, 2012
Corpus Christi
June 10, 2011

The designers of the format of the Western Catholic Reporter merit a goodly measure of credit in their choice of the name for this column the Word Made Flesh; even if on occasion the title may have an ironic, if unintended quality. (Did these planners enjoy its twin treasures of reverence and humour?)

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The trinity calls us to the divine truth

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

June 4, 2012

Since we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity June 3, let us assess our understanding of the Trinity.

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Working for unity in the Church follows a tortuous path

Fr. Raymond de Souza

June 4, 2012

Pentecost is a feast of unity, as the gift of the Holy Spirit makes possible the unity that the Lord Jesus desires for his Church. To preserve the unity of the Church is one of the first duties of the pastor. The flock is to be brought into the one sheepfold.

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Harsh last words will ring forever in my memory

Lasha Morningstar

June 4, 2012

Her rough voice rang in my ears. "I was just saying to someone at lunch I would far rather get a basket of those little packages of special food than get flowers. They just die."

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Faith-filled family gave birth to Irizar's priestly vocation

Deacon Miguel Irizar

June 4, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Who said dreams don't come true? In a few weeks, Miguel Irizar will fulfill his biggest dream ever – becoming a priest for the Edmonton Archdiocese.

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Collins blasts Ont. anti-bullying bill

Cardinal Thomas Collins

June 4, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

TORONTO - Cardinal Thomas Collins has strongly criticized Ontario legislation that gives special status to homosexual students in an effort to halt bullying in the province's schools.

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Father of suicide son pleads for general anti-bullying bill

Allan Hubley

June 4, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The father of suicide victim Jamie Hubley made an emotional plea May 22 at an Ontario government social policy committee hearing that legislators adopt an anti-bullying bill that does not single out any group for special treatment.

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New retreat house director has deep Alberta roots

Lucie Leduc

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT – Lucie Leduc has come full circle.

Born and raised in nearby Morinville, she has spent the last 14 years in Saskatoon. Now she has returned to Alberta, taking over as the director of the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert.

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