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Second hand calls for scrupulous morals

Gordon Self

September 30, 2013

There is a saying that one person's trash is another person's treasure. Or is it? I have run two garage sales, and helped my parents with another. On each occasion I was surprised that stuff we considered "junk" was deemed a virtual "find" by the willing buyer.

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Catholic universities strive to unite faith and reason

September 30, 2013
DR. TERRENCE DOWNEY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

As the 21 members of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Canada (ACCUC) commence a new academic year, it is appropriate to ponder and draw inspiration from the distinguished scholarship of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman and Blessed Pope John Paul II.

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Tattoo parlor owner wears his faith on his sleeve

September 30, 2013

On entering Stuart Randell’s tattoo parlor in Fremantle, Australia, visitors are greeted with the seemingly unusual.

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Communicators must be passionate, says pope

September 30, 2013

Helping the Church get the Gospel message out to the digital world depends more on a loving passion for reaching out to others than being tech savvy or a verbal warrior, Pope Francis told Catholic communicators.

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Moms need support too,says family law expert

September 30, 2013

Many doors have opened in the past several decades for women in education and employment, but little has been done to support women as mothers and wives, said a U.S. expert in family law.

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Diocese may open cause for Chesterton

September 30, 2013

The bishop of Northampton, England, has appointed a priest to investigate the possibility of opening the cause for sainthood of G.K. Chesterton, a British journalist and author of the early 20th century.

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O’Malley expects surprises at Group of 8 meeting

Cardinal Sean O’Malley

September 30, 2013

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, one of eight cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to advise him on possible reforms of the Roman Curia, said Sept. 18 he has received extensive feedback from cardinals and archbishops in the U.S. and Canada in preparation for an Oct. 1-3 meeting with the pope.

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In Sardinia, pope denounces globalization

September 30, 2013

Visiting an Italian region especially hard hit by the European economic crisis, Pope Francis blamed high unemployment on globalization driven by greed and said those who give charitable aid to the poor must treat their beneficiaries with dignity.

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Pakistan church attack was cowardly – archbishop

September 30, 2013

The president of the Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference called the suicide bomb attack Sept. 22 at All Saints’ Church in Peshawar a “shameful act of cowardice,” adding that all Christian educational institutions in the country would be closed Sept. 23-25 in mourning and protest.

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All the baptized are priests, prophets, kings

September 30, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When the bishops at the Second Vatican Council were presented with a second draft of the Constitution on the Church that referred to “the priesthood of all believers,” one cardinal spoke up to say the document should clarify that this priesthood is not priesthood “in the true and proper sense.”

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