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Maturity demands practising graces of forgiveness, gratitude

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 6, 2013

In his autobiography, Morris West suggests that at a certain age our lives simplify and we need have only three phrases left in our spiritual vocabulary: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Jesus' ascension leaves us to do God's will on earth

Ralph Himsl

May 6, 2013
Ascension
May 12, 2013

Today – today I choose to indulge myself. At four score years and four, I presume to take a stand on that thin collection of privileges earned by age. I make a claim for wisdom: T. S. Eliot's wisdom – the wisdom of humility. I find shelter in his claim that "The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility."

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Alta. Bishops' letter on the Week for Life and the Family

May 6, 2013
Dear Faithful in Christ,

Life, marriage and family are gifts of God. As we now embark upon the Week for Life and Family, we Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories wish to reflect with you on the beauty and wonder of these realities, and offer our closeness and support to any who are struggling.

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Fragility of life comes home to roost

Lasha Morningstar

May 6, 2013

The fragility of life broke through the turmoil of our everyday lives when Boston Marathon bombs unleashed their cowardly indiscriminate destruction.

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Altar and ambo draw the faithful into a sacramental vision

Dr. Gerry Turcotte

May 6, 2013

I must confess that I haven't spent a great deal of time thinking about the principles behind altars and ambos. My first conscious consideration of altars came when I was struggling to understand homophones – words that sound the same but have different spellings.

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12 Articles of the Creed: Week ELEVEN

May 6, 2013

Do I believe in Life Everlasting?

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Lack of Christian unity contributes to secularism

May 6, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism had several important things to say to the Catholic community. However, the most important things about the decree were that it was written, it was overwhelmingly approved and it called for dialogue among separated Christians.

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Civilization of love offers hope amidst bombings – O'Malley

Patty Campbell

April 29, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Without the civilization of love, there will be no civilization at all, said Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley in his homily at a Mass offered for the repose of the souls of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath.

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CWL president targets members' talents, sharing

Gwen Elliott

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The new leader of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League plans to encourage recruitment and to reach out to rural members.

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Canada's human trafficking victims climb to 15,000 annually

April 29, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

LEDUC – Human trafficking is increasingly turning into a domestic activity with as many as 15,000 people becoming victims every year in Canada.

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