Profound trust opens hearts to God's love

Kathleen Giffin

February 18, 2013
Second Sunday in Lent
February 24, 2013

In my job as a counselor there have been many times over the years when I have had a conversation with a client that goes something like this:

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Prepare now for truth telling and healing

Bob McKeon

February 18, 2013

One key area of conversation has been the difficult history and legacy of the government-funded, Church-run Indian residential schools. It is estimated that over a period of 130 years, more than 150,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit children attended approximately 130 residential schools. The majority of these schools were run by Catholic religious orders or dioceses.

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Pope takes the less traveled road, the one called courage

Fr. Raymond de Souza

February 18, 2013

Perhaps the greatest mind to sit on the throne of Peter has judged his body no longer capable of doing so. Pope Benedict XVI will resign as successor of Peter on Feb. 28.

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Jesus had no sin: Why was he baptized?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

February 18, 2013

Why was Jesus baptized since he had no sin?

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Calling God 'father' affirms our trust in his love, pope says

Pope Benedict

February 18, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When the Christian creed refers to God as "father," it is affirming a trust that the God who created the universe loves each individual and will never abandon anyone, Pope Benedict said.

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Interpretations of council often ignore historical record

February 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In last week's article, I referred to Pope Benedict's analysis that some people have presented the Second Vatican Council as a break with the Church's past. He maintains that the council was a council of reform in continuity with the tradition.

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Citing health reasons, Pope Benedict announces he will resign

Pope Benedict XVI

February 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ AND
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Saying he no longer has the strength to exercise ministry over the universal church, Pope Benedict announced Feb. 11 that he will resign at the end of the month after an eight-year pontificate.

"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the pope told cardinals gathered for an ordinary public consistory to approve the canonization of new saints.

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Archdiocese dedicates day to Sacrament of Peace

February 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholics will soon have a day in which priests across the Edmonton Archdiocese will be waiting to hear their confessions.

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Anglican leader opposes same-sex marriage

February 11, 2013
SIMON CALDWELL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – A day before the House of Commons was to vote on a bill on same-sex marriage, the new archbishop of Canterbury restated his opposition.

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Jesus is our Lord and our God

Fr. Don MacDonald

February 11, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Based on the experience that certain chosen people had during Jesus' public ministry, especially the Apostles, the Jesus we see in the Gospels is fully human, says Father Don MacDonald.

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